Obama Just Doesn’t Get Military Customs

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 12:00 PM

By S.E. Cupp

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Last week, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta became the first living service member from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to receive the Medal of Honor, the country's top military award.

But like most of the brave men and women who serve, Giunta knows he wasn't out there fighting for medals or recognition, and he accepted the award with admirable humility and heartfelt acknowledgment of those who have died in battle.

Nonetheless, there are some on the right who were offended that Giunta didn't receive the full extent of the President's praise. Folks like Rees Lloyd, a civil rights attorney and American Legionnaire, who writes that President Obama's failure to salute Giunta, as is custom, obviously meant that he "loathes the nation he was so desperate to lead." The right-leaning blogosphere has been equally atwitter.


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