Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Obama's Salute is an Embarrassment
Being veterans we understand that one of the most important of military courtesies is the salute. It is a respectful greeting and a sign of recognition between military persons. Unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama does not know how to salute. Failing to properly perform the salute is an embarrassment and disrespectful to everyone who is serving or has served in the United States Armed Forces.
Regulations governing the salute are founded on military custom deeply rooted in tradition. The salute is a symbol of respect and a sign of comradeship among service personnel. In form, the salute is simple and dignified, but there is great significance in that gesture. It is a time-honored demonstration of courtesy among all military personnel, and it expresses mutual respect and pride in the service which Obama has none.
We are going to give Barack Hussein Obama a lesson on how to salute
Barack, you need to ALWAYS make your salute smart and snappy. Your continuous half-hearted, sloppy salute gives you away as a raw recruit and shows a lack of respect for the Armed Forces of the great nation. Your affinity for the half-hearted handshake is ok on the campaign trail but the same principle should not be applied to the salute.
To salute, raise your right hand (not your left) smartly until the tip of your forefinger (index finger) touches your headgear and or above and slightly to the right of your right eye. Keep your thumb and fingers extended and joined, palm to the left, with your hand and wrist straight. Hold your upper arm horizontal, and your forearm inclined at an angle of 45º. At the same time turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting. Hold the salute until returned by the person, saluted, and then drop your hand smartly to your side without smacking the side of your leg like a communist.
This is the regulation salute. Learn how to do it properly. Practice in front of a mirror. Don't give your salute any extra flourishes; that is simply bad taste.
Barack Obama is a sorry excuse for a Commander-in-Chief
Posted by Patrick Henry at 3:19 PM