This looks like Army to me, (please see my update below) but I’m not an expert on identifying military fatigues. I give a big Hooah! to the troops expressing their support of the dialog that went along with Clint Eastwood’s empty chair. See, it’s what Eastwood said, and the conversation he had with the empty chair that makes the empty chair significant. If you are not familiar with Eastwooding, or the significance of “the empty chair,” see this.
UPDATE 2:30 pm: I have received a comment and email saying this photo is photoshopped. A U.S. Army Captain has asked me to take it down. Since that is a difficult thing to do for SEO purposes, I’ll put his remarks here, and if this is photoshopped, my apologies:
This is a terrible photoshop. Its obvious the chair is fake(even on my iphone). Furthermore, the US Army hasn’t worn those fatigues since about 2007. Additionally, there isn’t a helicopter pilot in the Army who would agree to a stunt like that…for two reasons.
First, the maybe 10 pound chair would be banging into the underside of the aircraft at speed(and considering those are paratroopers about to jump, they need to be travelling at speed). This would cause damage.
Second, the whole premise is unprofessional…the military is apolotical, regardless of how we feel about the administration. This aircrew(and any soldier) would get in a lot of trouble over a stunt like this.
Please take this down immediately. It reflects poorly on the professionalism of the military and its an obvious FAKE.
ANOTHER UPDATE 9-6-12, 6Pm CDT: I found this story crossposted at Conservative Victory News 2012 and loved one of the comments. The commenter gave me permission to print it here. To set it up, another commenter remarked that everytime he thinks of the empty chair he thinks of his toilet. Here is Markg55’s reply, which I thought fitting and hilarious:
Well…I have to digress. My toilet has been very useful to me. It asks nothing of me but a simple handshake.
Obama not so much.
Unless of course you are referring to the turd that refuses to go down?