Obama Needs Some Lessons
Those of you who know me know that I didn’t vote for our president. However, I’m a 30-year regular Armyretired soldier, so he is my commander-in-chief.
I try my best to accept his shortcomings and bite my lip when I want to say something ugly about him.
After watching him perform for four years as commander-in-chief, I feel obligated to suggest to him that he at least learn the basic rules of an officer and a gentleman.
It only took him about two years of on-the-job training (OJT) to learn the proper hand salute.
When he returns a serviceman’s salute, he owes more than a flip of the hand while reaching to shake the hand of some dignitary he is greeting whenhe reaches the last step to the tarmac while dismounting from Air Force One.
The OJT has helped. Now if he could just learn not to walk around the White House and other places in public view with his hands in his pockets, he would at least look more like a commander-in-chief.
This rule can be taught by any drill sergeant in a matter of minutes.
I can live with his presidential indecisiveness and blaming all of the country’s problems on President Bush, but I pray he at least makes a New Year’s resolution to at least try to act like a commander-in-chief and get his hands out of his pockets.
Colin W. McKenzie
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