Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.
Remember all those times George Bush (miss him yet?) traveled to Iraq to meet the troops? Troops who had working rifles slung on their shoulders, with loaded magazines in pouches on their belt.
I can’t recall ever seeing the troops with weapons in hand when Obama paid them a visit and after seeing this, if anyone can find such a photo, I’d have to bet that the bolt carriers had been removed prior to Obama’s arrival.
It’s painfully obvious how much contempt Obama has toward the military and the feeling is mutual…and the Secret Service knows it too.
Hat Tip: Tom Moe
Watch this video, at about 1:14 you’ll see the troops passing by the camera, every single rifle is missing it’s bolt. I wonder if the bayonets are made of rubber?
UPDATE: This report has received a lot of attention and while there is a consensus that something is dreadfully sinister about the Obama administration, it seems that there have been times when military members were ordered to remove bolts from their weapons due to “VIP’s” in the area. Hey, it got us talking didn’t it?