Check out this YouTube video posted by The Real Revo:
Two different U.S. Presidents meet with Marines; two very different reactions.
Enraged Obama supporters claim the two events are not comparable. President Bush’s appearance before the troops in Anbar Province was an informal visit, while President Obama’s address to the Marines at Camp Lejune was a formal event where the Marines were subject to different rules of behavior. Here is The Real Revo’s response:
In fairness, [Obama’s supporters] are correct. The events were different in many ways and the Marines present were subject to different behavioral expectations. There is, however, more to this video than that. . . The different degrees of formality aside, this video is quite revealing.
In the video, the Marines exhibit obvious love and respect for President Bush. His visit was not an event that followed closely on the heels of 9/11. This video was taken after the worst days of the war and after the surge created major progress in the region. The president is visiting the troops in Anbar Province, the home of the infamous Falluja and Ar Ramadi killing grounds. This visit took place after the province had been pacified. In other words, the Marines showed their love of Mr. Bush even after the darkest days of the war.
The Lejune video, on the other hand, shows Obama entering with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit to the peasants. Hail to the Chief plays in the background; something that President Bush didn’t allow during his military visits. Obama knows that keeping the Marines locked at the position of attention means that no comparison can ever be made to the loving reception President Bush regularly received from the troops. Obama knows how the Marines feel and will always treat them exactly like the rabble he sees.
This is the real truth of the video and why it is so popular. It warms the heart of Bush supporters to see President Bush receive the love, gratitude and respect of these warriors. It angers Obama supporters because they also see the love President Bush receives and they know their man will never see anything similar from the troops. . .
The Marines loved President Bush in a way they will never love President Obama.