Skip to comments.Obama’s Potemkin Military Reception=No Scandal-..were pre-screened,asked ...“Who voted for Obama?”
Posted on 04/12/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT by STARWISE
Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Lovens AP report on Obamas surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday.
Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did Obama manage to fix that little problem?
According to a sergeant in Iraq :
*****We were pre-screened, asked by officials Who voted for Obama?, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up. [Via Macsmind.]****
As supporting evidence for the digital-cameras part of the story, the sergeant (or Mac, cant tell which), suggests that the identical cameras can be verified in the AP photos. Looks right:
Charles Dharapak/associated press
So will the press cover this evidence of a staged and unrepresentative show of military affection for our anti-military president? The reporters were there. Did they actually see the troops being sorted by whether they voted for Obama, which the sergeant describes as happening on the spot?
Stephen Hursts AP report is upfront about Obamas fervent desire for a heros welcome:
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot by capping his first extended foreign tour with a surprise visit to Iraq.
He got it pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of their own future.
Just no mention of HOW Obama managed to fake this response: Obama lovers to the front!
FLASHBACK: How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation
Remember this headline from 2005:
Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged
It dominated the headlines and the television news-analysis for days, and the fabricated scandal was utterly dishonest. The so-called staging involved no manipulation whatsoever. A group of soldiers who were scheduled for a televised chat with President Bush were caught on tape discussing ahead of time who would answer questions on what subjects. There was NO discussion of WHAT should be said.
Now there is evidence that Obama perpetrated an actual fraud right under the watching eyes of the press, handpicking Obama voters to represent on television the views of our soldiers, and the press reports nothing but the fraudulent story.
Piling it on
Of course the AP stories about Obamas surprise Iraq trip are larded with other bits of pro-Obama, anti-Bush disinformation as well. Hurst ends with his own interpretation of the glorious new age of Obama:
The world has been alerted to a new U.S. approach that breaks with the go it alone style of Bush.
Go it alone as in going into Iraq with a coalition of 40 countries and an evenly split minority party (same degree of Democrat support in the Senate as opposition in the House).
Neither did the press note the glaring counter-factuals in Obamas speech. From The New York Times:
The president said that it was time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty.
So why does it take Gateway Pundit to point out that sovereignty has already been transferred in 13 of 18 provinces?
All the disinformation that fits in print.
Despicable manipulation and stagecraft ... using our brave military, no less. Sickening fraud!
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Unreal manipulation. Someone posted a video showing Bush with Marines and Obama (not this event). It looked like the Marines were picked at random. The Marines cheered for Bush while they were stone cold for O.
Hussein and his people especially Rahm are evil.
As a retired military type for the first time I question the members of the military who voted for this POS.
He traces his entire political career back to communists and still keeps them close. Everything he does is communist in nature and yet there are people in uniform who think he is great.
His anti-US views are not hidden and so I try to find where any military member can vote for him and still not violate their oath of office or enlistment.
All we feel is outrage and all we can do is hope and pray the “O” is exposed every day!!!
When I was in the Navy, they tried to do the same thing when Clinton showed up. They tried to get a welcoming crowd but NO ONE volunteered. People were ordered to greet him.
I guess we are lucky they weren’t handed a little red flag and little red book.
Comrade Chavez is truly proud.
As our military is less than 12% black, this is an awful dark picture.
Time to take a deep breath.
IF this were the case, we would likely have
1) More than one source - the FOBs do have internet access
2)Sources other than an (un-named) enlisted. IF a superiour (high ranking) officer pulled this kind of blatent stunt, I have no doubt the many professional soldiers would call him/her on it. So we would have more backscatter.
3) Who got the cameras to hand out like candy? Sound lke FWA - again, someone would low the wistle on this part.
IS it possible that the SS (seecrit service) wanted a small group and the local officials thought ‘bammay voters would get the most enjoyment out of the dog and pony show?
THis kind of carp can happen - years ago, when ‘lil Bill and Hil come a visiting to Elmendorf to see “their troops” attendance was madated, so I can see this Iraq as pluasable. THat folk were forved to show was also very well known in the community. Nothing in the press of couse, the Bill and HIll show was a Dem production after all.
In the end, if the group huggie/hopechangethingie was a staged event, it says a lot about the “leadership” of our Nations warfighters, and what it says it not good.
Jennifer Loven’s article
Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over
About that Obama Iraq Visit
Yeah Jennifer we get the point. Still the lowest casualty rate in any war in the modern era - a testament to the professionalism of our men and women in uniform. Fact is more died on active duty during Clintons reign. Nevertheless, about that surprise visit.
It wasnt. The visit was communicated a full 24 hours in advance and a small contingent of soldiers - not screaming hoards - were rustled into a meeting place at Camp Victory.
Got this email from a sergeant that was there.
We were pre-screened, asked by officials Who voted for Obama?, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.
Take a look at the picture at AP and notice all the cameras are the same models? Coincidence? I think not.
So much of what the now failing nascent obama regime does IS just one great Potemkin village display.
Of course any carefully choreographed appearance seems to show him being cheered....
The power of a posed “spontaneous” demonstration.