Honestly… some people are harder to honor than others. Give the guy a break. It’s a thankless job.
A member of the U.S. Army Honor Guard dramatically passed out and fell to the floor in front of Barack Obama during the president’s farewell speech to the armed services.
The guard member was pictured lying crumpled on the floor next to the feet his fellow service members in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday.
The guard is believed to have fainted as Obama addressed the armed services at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall where he was giving his final salute before he leaves office.
It is not clear what happened to the guard.
Getty Images caught the moment on camera:
Watch his speech:
We feel badly for the guy, and hope he’s ok.
Considering what he had to stand through, he made a brave show of it, and probably held out longer than the rest of us.
Is it a cheap shot to suggest that maybe he fainted while waiting for Obama to return a salute?
(That HAS been a problem before.)
Look at what Obama was spewing during that speech:
‘As I reflect on the challenges we have faced together and on those to come, I believe that one of the greatest tasks before our armed forces is to retain the high confidence that the American people rightly place in you,’ Obama said.
‘We must never hesitate to act when necessary to defend our nation, but we must also never rush into war because sending you into harm’s way should be a last and not first resort.’
Obama also called for a smooth handover of control of the U.S. military to incoming commander in chief Donald Trump.
‘We’ve got to make sure that during this transition period that there is a seamless passing of the baton, that there’s continuity,’ the outgoing president said.
It is a testament to military discipline that we didn’t see something like THIS in the middle of it. Remember the ‘You Lie’ moment?
Never rush into war? He didn’t even wait for Congressional approval. How much more ‘rushed’ can one be? (Aside from rebooting the Cold War… which was NOT exactly the ‘Russian Reset’ we were hoping for.)
Retain the ‘high confidence’ in the armed forces? While using military funding as a bargaining chip in negotiating for his Social Engineering Experiments?
As for ‘smooth transition’? Obama has spent his final 2 months in office dropping land mines in America’s foreign policy. Israel and Russia among them.
Some of us would have fainted even sooner than this guy did, if only by the blood loss from biting our tongues.
Actually, it looks like a whole lot of people didn’t bother showing up to hear his BS.
Wow, that’s embarrassing!
It wasn’t like that when Dubya left office:
Photo pretty much sums up Obama & his 8 years. Speaking in an empty room
Compare Armed Forces Farewell: Obama (Empty Chairs) Vs Bush (Full) pic.twitter.com/J3olTCRYDZ
— Immigrants☆4☆Trump (@immigrant4trump) January 4, 2017
Vive la différence: