Given the Obama administration’s past treatment of the military and veterans, the president’s disrespectful “latte salute” rings especially callous. Breitbart,
“I served in combat in our Navy. I know firsthand the sacrifices our brave men and women make to protect our freedoms, and I know the tradition and solemnity of the salute, both given and returned.
“And that’s why I was so offended with President Obama’s disrespectful treatment of the military’s oldest sign of respect, the salute, when he half saluted two Marines with a latte in his hand as he was disembarking from Marine One earlier this week…
“So, during the week the President sent our troops into combat, our President publicly dismissed our military with a lackadaisical salute. Taken alone, I might overlook it. But given this is the same Administration that continues to send pink slips to Army officers leading men and women in combat in Afghanistan, forces disabled veterans to wait until death to see a Veterans Affairs doctor, and publicly dismisses the private recommendations of his military leaders on how to prosecute wars, it’s starting to look like this President, and his Administration either don’t understand the military or just don’t care. Either way, the men and women of our Armed Services deserve better than a callous salute that looks more like a nuisance or an afterthought than the returned respect of the Commander-in-Chief.”