Barack Obama raised a number of eyebrows when he referred to the military as his own private property while speaking of the situation in Syria, Twitchy reported Friday.
“Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm,” he said. “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.”
“Whether it was intentional or just another ‘off-the-cuff’ remark, the president’s choice of words didn’t sit well with many,” Twitchy said before posting a number of disapproving tweets.
“Bush says ‘Our military.’ 0bama says ‘MY military.’. Just another indication of his arrogance and narcissism,” tweeted talk show host Neal Boortz.
“Obama: ‘I’ve had my military and our team look at a wide range of options’ MY military?? MY military?? Um, who pays for it @BarackObama?” another person asked on Twitter.
“Barack Obama calls it ‘my military’. His arrogance knows no bounds,” said another Twitter user.
“Not surprising; it’s the view of an emperor. All hail Caesar,” added another Twitter user.
“Does not this make your hair stand on end?” one Twitter user asked. “If not, it should.”
“Obama called it ‘my military’ no, it’s the people’s military and you’re suppose to go through congress to get authority!” said Twitter user “TJ Leininger.”
Obama went on to say that his administration has engaged with allies and lawmakers.
“We have consulted with allies. We’ve consulted with Congress. We have been in conversations with all the interested parties,” he added.
The president also said he was not “considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign,” and said the administration is “looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only Syria but others around the world understands that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm.”
This is not the first time Obama has stepped into hot water with language indicating that he believes the military is his personal plaything.
In May 2012, the president said in the military serves on his behalf.
“[W]hen I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said.
Writing about the issue at an article at frontpagemag.com, Ben Shapiro reminded readers that Obama said the troops make a “pretty good photo-op” while visiting South Korea in 2009.
A reader at Twitchy observed that Obama has never taken personal ownership of the American economy.
“Note he never says ‘my economy,'” the reader said.
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