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Obama's 'Latte Salute'

Sep. 24, 2014

This commander in chief has never been a fan of the military – from cutting its budget to cutting and running, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to care much for our Armed Forces. (The feeling is mutual, we’re sure.) The latest incident occurred when he disembarked from Marine One. According to a Marine Corps manual, the salute is “the most important of all military courtesies.” Its instructions include this: “In general, do not salute when … carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.” Obama, however, was so preoccupied he couldn’t even bother to move his latte to his left hand to make a proper salute. It’s not a required gesture for the president, but if he’s going to do it, he could at least take the time to care for three seconds. But as the Marines always say, Semper Fi Venti Mocha Latte.


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