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A beer with a Marine

I just liked this photograph. President Obama yesterday bestowed the Medal of Honor on Dakota Meyer, the Marine on the right. Just when I think Obama is tone deaf on the military, he does something like this that makes me think he really knows what he is doing. Apparently Meyer had mentioned to White House ...

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I just liked this photograph. President Obama yesterday bestowed the Medal of Honor on Dakota Meyer, the Marine on the right. Just when I think Obama is tone deaf on the military, he does something like this that makes me think he really knows what he is doing. Apparently Meyer had mentioned to White House staffers that he would like to have a beer with the president.

I just liked this photograph. President Obama yesterday bestowed the Medal of Honor on Dakota Meyer, the Marine on the right. Just when I think Obama is tone deaf on the military, he does something like this that makes me think he really knows what he is doing. Apparently Meyer had mentioned to White House staffers that he would like to have a beer with the president.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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