Skip to comments.Some details about Senior Visits...
Posted on 07/28/2008 10:59:26 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Go see all the posts, below, about the BO visit, because you're about to get an education into HOW these visits happen, who is involved, and why they can get crazy. And, in a small way, a de-bunking of sorts on the Landestuhl visit from the perspective of someone who set those types of visits up.
Many of you may recall that in a previous deployment, I had responsibility for all visits in theater. I was responsible for setting up ALL clearances for ANY visits to the area by ANYONE below cabinet level. That meant if your visit didn't get my/my boss's approval, guess what- you didn't get to go.
MANY people tried to set up some stupid visits for some project or another, only to find out they had no clue whatsoever of the risk involved, and were not set up to provide proper security, and/or would have been a severe detraction from our mission had they come into theater. While a great majority of the visits involved GO's from deploying units doing leader recons, many more also fell into the 'entertainment' realm- Williams, Sinise, Miss America, et. al all came over on my watch. So did a number of congressional delegations (CODEL's) which all were under the pretense of 'gotta visit the constituent troopers'. 90% of these came in, and did just that- visited some constituents, got a brief by a general or two, and went home. Most were low-key. Thankfully. But some, brother, went over the top...
Just such a visit would be thrust upon us by Sen H. Clinton. THE 'pop star' at the time of the congressional delegates to visit.
Under the fold, what and how... and why its indicative of the other visits.
(Excerpt) Read more at blackfive.net ...
I think it’s more like Confirmation Barry is spinning. I believe we all “felt” (a little Leftism there) he was anyway, so I regard this B5 perspective as confirmation.
Thanks for posting this interesting article. Even though I have no military experience/connections/knowledge, it seemed soooooo unlikely that this was a last-minute glitch which just popped up the day of the visit. Clearly, all details would have had to have been worked out in advance. The staff at Landsthul said as much: “We were all ready for his visit.” Obambi is just disgusting.
ping for later