Comments on: To salute or not to salute, that’s Obama’s question http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JermPark http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-490422 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:31:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-490422 Every man in the service (http://www.masterplaques.com/index.php? main_page=index&cPath=40_33 ) deserve to be saluted. Respecting the the codes of military is a must to learn by any president.

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By: gentandscholar http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-489261 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-489261 I am a veteran and now a college professor. I advise a student veterans’ club and I organize a Veterans’ Day ceremony for the students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. As the master of ceremonies, when we salute the flag or during the blowing of taps, I invite all military and veterans present, whether in or out of uniform to render a military salute. Is that appropriate?

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By: iwish40 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-489238 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:51:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-489238 Must a President salute a solider? No, but, when he does he is showing respect for the men and women he commands.
President Bush loved / loves our Military he always showed respect in the way he spoke about them and they loved him back.
This SNAKE we have for a President don’t care for our military or our country.
Mr. Obama, take a hint and show some respect for the men and women you command.

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By: betuadollar http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-489226 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:30:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-489226 Under the UCMJ Obama cannot legally return a salute. Because he’s not in uniform. On the other hand if the UCMJ were more seriously regarded respecting the Presidential role as Commander in Chief, Obama would have been tried for Benghazi and his failure to render aid. Which, incidentally, is punishable by death.

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By: Swift2010 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-489225 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:55:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-489225 So. The commander in chief of the United States of America is a civilian who is saluted. He should not return the salute. Repeat: Civilian commander in chief.

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By: mdlewis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-488729 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:44:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-488729 Ronald Reagan served in the military, George Washington served in the military and George W. Bush served in the military but Barack Obama did not. However, all held the office of President and whether a salute is returned is not important to me. The intent of the respect is most important. I was taught in the US Army that you offered the salute (lower rank) and returned the salute (higher rank). Consistency is important in policy and personal life.

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By: SHIIRI http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-488728 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:36:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-488728 Kind of stupid article. Standards are constantly revised, just as Reagan informally revised the “standard” or raised the expectations of presidents. When I was in the military, while in civilian clothes, we had the option of rendering the military salute or civilian salute for the National Anthem for a period of time. Later, it was revised to only permit the civilian salute. Some older people in the service thought standing at attention was enough. Maybe that was the written standard at one time? These things change so often, and it probably only happens more often nowadays than in the past, as records become electronic instead of hardcopy.

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By: Opa52 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-488727 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:12:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-488727 I see no problem with a President who has served in the past saluting. That Oath to preserve protect and defend never expires. The current CIC has no right to salute a dogcatcher.

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By: TNJazz http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-488725 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:55:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-488725 DDE might have not saluted because of the training he received on protocol. But, perhaps it was time to change, because the military was not the central focus after WWII, and for the later, and some non-military, Commanders in Chief of the military, saluting would be a connection, an acknowledgement of respect for that part of the Presidential interaction with military personnel. I feel it is an important, moving, symbolic act. After all, who that saw little John-John salute his daddy’s coffin, our Commander in Chief, did not feel, even get choked up, with such national pride in that tiny symbolic act. It’s all in the delivery! You gotta feel it and mean it, and the President should be the role model for national pride. Each sincere Presidential salute sends that message to the rest of the nation. But today, at every turn, national pride is being treated as if it is something arrogant, or to be ashamed of. We already do not require the citation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag from our school children. The question then becomes, if we no longer pledge our allegiance to THIS republic, then to what nation do we have allegiance. While other nations are loudly and increasingly declaring their nationalism, we are told to get any semblance of our nationalism out of sight and out of mind. I would like to see us restore our love of country, honor, duty. I believe someone once said that too much familiarity breeds contempt. I believe they were right.

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By: TNJazz http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/24/to-salute-or-not-to-salute-thats-obamas-question/comment-page-1/#comment-488724 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:31:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14499#comment-488724 In my opinion, if a President is going to salute, then he/she should do so properly and uniformly (excuse the unintended pun)! It would be rude to salute the marine at the publicized, special event, but not salute the marine who stands at Air Force One just because it’s not a good hair day. As the Commander in Chief, I think it is classy to do so. It adds some sense of honor and civility to someone who shows their respect, and then receives an acknowledgement in return. Otherwise it’s like a “thank you” without a “your welcome”. Somewhat rude I would say.

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