In the video below you see a stark contrast between former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.  To be fair the context of the visits were different.  President Bush was visiting the Marines somewhere in the Anbar Province in Iraq.  President Obama visited Marines at Camp Lejeune where he announced the deadline for combat troops being pulled out of Iraq.

 

The CNN anchor’s remark calling the Marine’s response to President Obama – “tepid” was pretty kind, it was embarrassing.  Most soldiers, sailors, and Marines I know respect the office of the President of the United States since POTUS is the Commander in Chief.  The troops loved President George W. Bush, however, and he respected them.  President Obama has some work to do to win them over, and hasn’t gotten off on the right foot.

HT: Blackfive and The Real Revo

Update: Welcome Minnesota Conservatives readers.

8 comments
  1. That is why he wants his own military isn't it? I commend our troops for knowing the difference. But then again after all, if O is taking away money from them to help wipe out terrorism, what can you expect. O is directly putting them in harms way. and now he wants to send to Afganistan and they know money for equipment is taken away from them. HUH?????

    Thanks, for this vid. It sure is telling!

  2. Shane,

    Good find. I've been trying to find a video like that since the 'lecture' to the Marines. You can tell the military guys really like, respect and understand GWB.

    As I read somewhere this week, 'Don't confuse good public speaking for leadership'.

    Steve

  3. To be overly fair, the officers behind Obama are in a stance where they're not supposed to move much– but, contrary to what I've seen claimed elsewhere, clapping *would* be allowed.
    The Marines in the audience would also be allowed to clap– and probably encouraged, given that three of those on stage were doing so. (one military)

    At the end, the officers are mostly doing a golf clap, and the crowd doesn't seem too enthused, either.

    Even given the “dignity” or “formal” difference between the two…. dang.

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