It was the salute seen around the world.
President Obama was caught on video saluting Marines with a coffee cup in his hand. Just call him Cappuccino-in-Chief.
The White House posted video to its Instagram account and soon unleashed a torrent of outrage. The Washington Times dubbed the moment “Semper Latte.”
I’m surprised he didn’t order the Marines to fetch him cream and sugar.
Before lunchtime – liberals had unearthed a photograph purportedly showing former President Bush saluting with a dog in his arms.
As if that somehow makes what President Obama did okay.
I do not know the context of the Bush photo – but I will say this — if in fact he saluted Marines with a dog in his hands – shame on him.
Wrong is wrong. This isn’t about politics. It’s about respect.
And President Obama’s lukewarm latte salute was a violation of protocol and common decency and a complete sign of disrespect.
Just remember, Mr. President – they are not baristas. They are Marines.