For the second time in about a week, President Obama referred to the military as his own personal property, this time while speaking at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Twitchy reported Friday.
Obama made the comment in response to a question from a reporter about whether or not he would unilaterally strike Syria if Congress voted against him.
"My military assured me we could act today, tomorrow, a month from now; That we could do so proportionally, but meaningfully," he said.
A number of people took exception to Obama's use of the phrase "my military," and made their feelings known on Twitter.
"Isn't it the world's military?" asked the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto.
"Red flags shld be going up here ppl," another person tweeted.
"Again with the 'my' military...come on Mr. President. It is not yours any more than the desk you prop your foot on is yours," tweeted "Mark Prosser."
Another person said Obama thinks he's former Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmajinedad.
"For his Oval Office address, Obama should be flanked by 'my military,' like Michelle for the Oscars," tweeted "Jon Gabriel."
Charles C. W. Cooke reminded Obama that he is "the head of the executive branch in a republic that has a military."
"That is all," he added.
Others reminded the president that he is not a king with a palace guard.
"Mr. President, repeat after me: You do not have a military. You do not have a military. You do not have a military. You do not have," Cooke said in another tweet.
Last week, Obama angered a number of people when he referred to the military as his personal property.
"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."
This is not the first time the president has angered Americans with language indicating that he believes the military belongs to him.
In May 2012, for example, he said 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.
Cooke offered an exercise to help Obama remember the military does not belong to him.
"Mr. President, repeat after me: You do not have a military. You do not have a military. You do not have a military. You do not have," he tweeted.
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