Marines holding umbrellas 'extremely rare'

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    (CNN) – It's not a sight you'll see very often: two Marines holding umbrellas above President Barack Obama and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    After sprinkles turned into a steady shower of rain midway through his Rose Garden press conference, Obama called over two Marines to hold the umbrellas aloft.

    Regulations prohibit Marines from using umbrellas while in uniform. One reason: it makes it hard to salute.

    According to Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Greg Wolf, the sight of uniformed Marines holding umbrellas is "extremely rare" and only happened because the president needed it.

    And, of course, Obama is the commander-in-chief. If he orders Marines to hold umbrellas, they hold them, even if they can't properly salute.

    CNN Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy contributed to this report.


    Marines holding umbrellas ‘extremely rare’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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    dont understand whats wrong in that .... ??!!
     
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    Moral of the story: Obama make the law and others obey them :notbad:
     
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    LOL... but its not unusual to see soldiers holding stuffs for the president or PM... many are making a big deal out of it....

    they are charting a clause in the marine book that says that marine cant hold umbrella while on honor guard for saluting duties hence Obama is bad, socialist blah blah blah...
     
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    If I am in the lawn, and it starts to rain, I usually go inside a building, instead of standing in the rain and holding an umbrella.
     
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    'Marines holding umbrellas' "extremely rare" *Clap clap clap* :yawn: :gtfo: Obama
     
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    George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

    :hail::hail::hail:

    Damn Kenyan muslim lying African ... :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Obama is a narcissist.
     
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    Big jolt to the honour code of Marines .... Ha Ha Ha...
     
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    The American Republicans then have "(STO) Small Things Obsession"...
     
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    Saluting is not important, if it gives the impression to the world over TV that the US is a wet chicken! :rofl:
     
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    You American Democrats would like to believe the emerging scandals in the Obama administration are small matters. We'll see.
     
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    The Republicans are hard at work trying to scratch Obama's Teflon image... Good luck! And with Hillary next in line the Republicans will be losers again...
     
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    That will be a total of 12 years without a president.

    You are a still a pussy under a false flag.

    If you had any balls you would defend your "own" country here

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...3-38-things-you-must-know-about-malaysia.html

    instead of defending Obama everywhere else.
     
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    Tim Carney: For Barack Obama, speech isn't free when it criticizes him | WashingtonExaminer.com

     
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