Thursday, March 05, 2009

Different Presidents, Different Corps 

I am a firm believer that our US military is what keeps us free, keeps our press free, and overall is a shining example of how a military should behave.

In addition, I'd hire a military vet any day of the week. Why? They show up on time! They can take orders, they can give orders, lead. They listen. They review whatever they have done and learn from errors. They are held to standards. They are mature and responsible.

It is extremely unfortunate that our educational institutions and others, including our present POTUS, do not seem to grasp the sacrifices nor the enormous benefits and positive examples our military people provide throughout the world.

This video shows the military's response to President Obama and President Bush. The difference in how these two leaders are perceived by our military is incredible. Old Chinese saying: "A picture is worth 1000 words."

Update 3/6/09: Just learned this. When "Hail to the Chief" is played, soldiers must stand at attention. If you notice in the video, there was no music when President Bush approached the podium and he was free to mingle with the soldiers (and crowds in other venues) which he did. When President Obama went to speak, "Hail to the Chief" was played so soldiers had to stay at attention. Does the Obama team know this protocol? If yes, then he appears to not want much to do with soldiers. If not, the team should consider the message they send by "controlling" our military. Regardless, this video still shows who cares about soldiers.