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Obama visits the troops & his fans go wild

It should surprise no one familiar with the military that Obama got a respectful but unenthusiastic response when he dropped in at a meal. W catches rock star greetings, but when you have spent your political career trying to lose a war these folks were busy fighting.....well you get "Yes sir Mr. Obama Sir, can I get back to chow now?"

From ABC's Jake Tapper

As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.....

Obama transition aides say that Obama did not eat with the uniformed men and women -- he ate at his beach home with his family and friends Christmas night.

Well he certainly wasn't among friends at the chow hall.