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May 10, 2012

Gayest Straight President Mouths Off: "When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf..."

Really? Most Americans thought they were fighting for the country, not on Barack Obama's behalf.
Slip of the tongue, to be sure, but can one think of another president who'€™d have made it? -- "On My Behalf"€™ | The Weekly Standard

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 10, 2012 10:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Hey, this is the same guy who told foreign diplomats -- through an intermediary -- that the U.S. nuclear arsenal "belonged to him," which was why he could revive the START treaty at his whim.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at May 10, 2012 1:15 PM

I suspect that he meant "on the behalf of Americans such as me" when he said that. Poorly worded, but not what some folks are saying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 10, 2012 3:13 PM

What our Imperial President seems to forget is that those "soldiers, airmen and marines" take an oath not to him, but to the Constitution.

You'd think that a former Constitutional Law professor lecturer would know something like this.

Posted by: azlibertarian at May 10, 2012 3:18 PM

Clearly, this buffoon has been a minority hire for the past 35 years, never producing or learning anything.

Posted by: Casca at May 10, 2012 11:59 PM

I agree with Christopher Taylor. I was pissed, being retired military. But, I'm not inclined to give him a pass since he spends so much time in the first person singular, this was a mistake he almost had to make. He could have said "...our behalf", and things would have been OK.

Posted by: stephen b at May 11, 2012 7:30 AM

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