Skip to comments.A military mother's take on the president's speech
Posted on 12/03/2009 3:53:21 AM PST by Scanian
The stage was set at West Point last night and the backdrop was the Corps of Cadets, who served as props for the President's speech. It was not a proud moment. I saw all those young men and women, who are chosen and a part of the top ten percent of the greatest minds of their generation, and I wept.
To use them as props seemed to me to serve as the worst insult ever offered by a leader of a nation. Yet, as I pondered the speech, the audience, their circumspect behavior, and the fatigue that washed over many of these young folks, I wondered if the White House understood the length of the cadets duty day, for it wasn't over after the speech. These fine young people left the speech and got back to being serious cadets, studying for upcoming semester exams, and finishing projects.
The days rarely end for these young people.
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Deeply touching — it’s a keeper. Thanks for posting it, Scanian.
And leftist commentators have said how brave Zero was in giving this speech and taking this stand, confronting his base.... Makes me want to puke.
Form what I saw most of the students slept though most of the speech. They had their eyes open but they sure werent paying much attention.
I wonder what kind of instruction they received about their behavior before the speech? I’m sure they were told about the cameras that would be traveling over the crowd at any time, and coughing and talking, etc. Cadets are very good at following instructions.
I read a recent post about the President’s visit to Walter Reed and how the injured soldiers were instructed on how to behave when the President came in for a visit. They were told not to speak unless spoken to, etc. This was in sharp contrast to President Bush’s visit where he spent time talking to each service member, with no special behavior requirements needed.
Glad you liked the post.
He’s not fooling anybody. Those guys know they are being used and so do the majority who view the photos.
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