Due to the military worship we have going on in the US, if he didn't show up it would be a huge fucking deal in the press where they'd smear the shit out of him and say he hates the military and thus he hates 'Murika and so forth. Politics is 90% about appearances, so to keep up appearances they have to show up to these sorts of events even if they don't give a fuck about it. It's stupid, but that's how it is.
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But... they say he hates servicemen and women anyways...
Largely because his smile is bout as transparent as the relations between the CIA, NSA, and FBI.
It's political pomp that has no business on consecrated cemetary-grounds.
-It's about as tactful as a Navy-recruiter going up to their youngest and asking if he'd like to join the ROTC while litterally standing on the grave of a fallen comrade.
Now replace "Navy recruiter" with President, and "join the ROTC" with Re-elect.
It's presidential-oversight. Not presidential-control. The Military is not to be the president's plaything for political and personal gain.
-That's the kind of sick shit that killed the Roman Republic.
Last edited by Foster; 03-09-2013 at 08:40 PM.
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