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.
Unmitigated fraud Alert!
Maybe a flash would have helped
Say isn’t that a picture of the new officer selection process?
Wait until they get tapped and re-tapped and re-tapped for the Afghanistan “contingency operation”.
He has to fake woo them now, they’re nowhere NEAR done.
These people are on the cutting edge and will be the first selectees of the coming “Civilian Security Defense Force”, which shall have the same rank and authority as the military, but shall have extraordinary powers as a national police force, responsible to the highest levels in the now failing nascent obama regime.
In an effort to avoid total failure. Have to restore confidence in The Anointed Won, doncha know.
The lefties group photo ops are always prescreened. Just like Hitler and so many others of their kind.
Dearlord ... and it’s less than 100 days! God bless and protect our incredible, intrepid military. I wonder what the retirement/no re up rate will be in the coming months. How can they abide his anti-Americanism ?
To whomever it may concern:
I am an active duty Marine coming to the waning days of my enlistment. After my contract is up I will pursue a career in Law Enforcement. I know that the prevailing attitude among some calling for revolution is that the military and cops are this generations jack booted thugs.
I was afraid of that myself and felt hypocritical to still want to be a police officer.
It felt relieving to find the Oath Keepers.
I am afraid that the powers that be will force a showdown with the people.
LT. COMMANDER GUY CUNNINGHAM, AUTHOR OF THE 29 PALMS SURVEY, WILL BE A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE APRIL 19, 2009 RALLY ON THE LEXINGTON GREEN!
Oath Keepers and Committees of Safety have just received confirmation that Lt. Commander Guy Cunningham (U.S. Navy, Ret.) will be a guest speaker at our rally on the Lexington, Massachusetts Green on April 19, 2009, where we will reaffirm our oaths.
Go here to read the Oath Keepers post about the Lexington rally. Or go here for the Committees of Safety announcement.
Lt. Commander Cunningham was the author of the famous 29 Palms Survey in 1995 that asked Marines if they would serve under U.N. Command and also if they would fire on American citizens who resisted attempts to disarm them.
Lt. CMDR Cunningham will speak at the April 19 muster on why he conducted that survey, the lessons learned from the results, and how it relates directly to the Oath Keepers mission and to the central importance of the oath we all took to defend the Constitution.
Lt. CMDR Cunningham (who served in Special Forces before becoming a Naval officer) is a true patriot and a man who risked his career to explore the vital questions of how U.S. military personnel are being conditioned to undertake missions that are in contradiction to our Constitution, such as conditioning the troops to serve under U.N. command, and how troops are not sufficiently instructed about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
His study, and his observations on the results, are very relevant to our mission as Oath Keepers
Lt. CMDR Cunningham is, at this time, writing a special article and introduction to his survey, and once he is finished writing that article, we will post it along with his full, original survey on this site for you to read. Check back here over the next couple of days for more info.
Do not miss the chance to hear him speak at the rally on April 19, 2009 on Lexington Green, in Lexington Massachusetts! You will have the opportunity, after the rally, to ask him questions (and also to speak with the rest of our amazing guests!).
Disabled Army Veteran is True to His Oath
My name is Richard Mears. I served in the US Army for seven and a half years. I was injured in a non-combat incident in May of 2003, at Balad, Iraq. I was forced to take a medical discharge and leave the military. I wish that I was still in. I would take this pledge in a heartbeat, without a second thought. Maybe we need another pledge. A pledge by American citizens to stand up and actually fight back if orders are passed down along the lines of what is in the pledge.
I, for one, will not sit down or lay down, nor stand idly by, if and when freedoms are taken away from Americans. I will fight. I will stand.
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And you’re still a hero, hidden and all in the face
of a contemptuous CIC. God bless you for your service.
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Remember when Bush made the surprise Thanksgiving trip to Iraq? The MSM first claimed that he carried a plastic turkey, and then they tried to gin up the story that the White House falsified a flight plan when the plane pretended to be another flight when contacted by radio.
It certainly looked staged to me. I found myself wondering how did they get all of the troops in just the right place for his speech.
I knew it had to be staged
My husband and I certainly didn’t vote for him. I know very few military members who did, despite what the MSM keeps trying to say. I do see Veterans for Obama stickers still on cars from time to time, but they are far outweighed by the McCain/Palin stickers still remaining on vehicles. My husband told me that they only people he encounters in his duties that admit voting for Obama are black almost to the last one. So if others voted for him, they are too ashamed to admit it now.
I’ve thought that maybe we need to have a Freeper’s Daily Digg list...it’s one thing we can actually do to help promote news stories.
I knew it!
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