Skip to comments.President Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Troops at Dover Air Force Base (POSERS ALERT!)
Posted on 10/29/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
DOVER, DEL. -- Earlier this year President Obama lifted the 18-year ban on media coverage of the return of fallen soldiers to Dover, a ban critics said hid the costs of war from the American people. Thursday morning President Obama -- who is weighing new strategy in Afghanistan -- saw those costs up close.
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I wretched when I saw the pics.
This was on FNF just a few minutes ago. i had to turn it off. Made me ill also. When will this nightmare end?
The cameras were there because they are White House pool cameras. There’s usually 2 or 3 cameras that always follow the president around, and every network gets to send a camera operator along. The names are picked from a lottery. The White House pool cameras follow the president wherever he goes. All television media then gets to use the video footage of those cameras once they set up live or arrive back at the White House later.
He’ll never pass up a good photo op. Disgusting.
But, I agree with you, it was a PR stunt because this is the first such event of this kind he’s attended in person and there have been many under this leaderless and indecisive president.
I can’t stand to see his Maoist Mug anymore as he destroys our country.
That self-righteous little prissy, wimp.
How DARE he do this to our fallen heroes!
Of Course it’s a PR STUNT... When W did stuff like this... it was MONTHS before we found out and even then it was only.. yes he was there.
Since he’s been President, Obama has not been to see ‘living’ troops at Walter Reed Hospital.
His attempt to prop up Afghanistan is as apparent as his propped up salute.
Good evidence that -11bam has been a bit bothered by Rasmussen...
Why report this? Why? Other than to have a (G-d help us all) ‘feel good’ moment (he’s soooo caring) for Obama.
This is disgraceful.
At 1 a.m. no less. I just ask my self, would he be up at that hour and saluting those caskets if there wasn’t any reporters or cameramen allowed near there?
I didn’t think so either.
The only good I can think of from this is perhaps he finally sees them for himself and starts to “get it” when someone like General McCrystal tells him what is best for our troops.
I’m not holding my breath, but I can still hope I guess.
attention whoring at its finest......
He pretends to care when they die because of him, but he won’t make a decision to send them help. What a disgusting piece of self serving crap.
so the TOTUS made and “unscheduled visit” with full press coverage
"Don't say mean things about me!
Can't you see I'm agonizing over my decision?"
My husband just commented that Obama will be doing this a lot since he won’t send more troops to help.
He should have been spat upon in his face... directly in front of those cameras.
Don’t buy into his “hope” thing... there is not any with hussein.
if anyone wants to read an interesting blog from a Marine..he has deployed again. He has his address on Anysoldier. com.
He posts are entertaining and enlightening.
Disgusting &^%$#! He is in trouble and he is using this as a photo op.
Where were the pictures of Obama Golfing over the weekend when these soldiers died?
Nice photo op hussein.
Obama is an Evil Creep!
Methinks this is the first of many shots showing caskets coming back from Afghanistan.
The cynic in me says this is a return to the Lefty Vietnam Playbook when the daily parade of caskets on TV drove rioting in the streets to cut and run. It’s Obama’s way of stirring the pot to justify a pullout from Afghanistan.
Using DEAD Soldiers for his Photo Op is DISGUSTING!!!!!!
Isn’t it ‘interesting’ that Obama positioned himself so that his picture could be taken over the ‘holy grail’ of the left and the media; the flagged drapped coffins of our heros.They have been wanting to take those ‘shots’ for years and President Bush would not allow it. Obama gets in..lifts the ban and walla....’Photo Op”.
Obama is a pathetic poseur!
The only transparency in this administration is how FAKE it is.
Everything else, (like the truth, f’instance ) runs into a brickwall.
Never in my entire life have I felt absolute disgust and anger towards a sitting president than I do now.
(And I lived thru Nixon and Carter!!)
The man has no sense of honor, except amongst his thieving friends and fellow travelers.
You’re right, there isn’t much hope at all with him but I was born an eternal optimist I guess. I believe anyone is capable of seeing the light eventually...
In 2006 & 2007, Obama was among the democrats who played the enemy-encouraging “body count game” with the media. Knowing that the enemy was relying specifically on wearing out the American public, Osama’s stated strategy, these seditionists gave high publicity to every single battlefield casualty, and the intent was not honorable....they were using it to return to power, whether it aided al qaeda (intentionally) or not.
Now the SOB is going to treat our dead like honored heroes!!!??
I despise them. They are sold out to their leftist ideology, and any honoring of the dead is now purely for the purpose of ongoing manipulation of the American electorate.
True conservatives and all real Freepers will call them what they are: anti-American power-hungry opportunists.
Despise, despise, despise. How dare they manipulate the courage of our honored dead “for a bowl of public relations pottage.”
President Obama, how are your new ROE working for our Troopers? Do you now know how to define Victory in A-stan? Do you have any idea what that means from a Military Point of View? Are you still uncomfortable with the word “Victory”? Come on MSM, do your job for Pete's Sake.
“A senior White House official tells ABC News that President Obama has wanted to do this ever since the policy of media coverage of the return of fallen troops was changed earlier this year, but he wanted to do so “in a way that caused the least amount of disruption.”
This just proves it was nothing but a photo-op! Obama could have gone before the ‘media ban was lifted’ at anytime..but he wanted to make sure the media got the shot.
What a disgusting , cynical charade! If he cared one bit about those men he’d have sent the extra troops General McChrystal has been asking for 3 months ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtmiLdzzgGE&feature=related Trailor of “Taking Chance”..the real deal.
Absolutely true. 0bozo is an attention whore plain & simple. What a phony bastard!!! Spare us the phony somber grief, you commie pig bastard!!!! 0bozo is a lying, thieving, despicable POS bastard!!! What a tragedy for our country to go through. I hope the 52% who vote for this commie pig will someday & somehow repent & make restitution for their gross stupidity, including my dumb ass brother & even dumber ass sister-in-law.
And he just happened to go with his photogs, in the middle of the night, a week before an election, to pay respects.... and get his picture taken with dead soldiers.
Was that commie pig AG Holder disembarking as well right at the beginning of the video??? I can’t believe it!!! Two commie pig traitors, Holder & 0bozo, making a show of their fake grief..... God, I hate these traitor bastards!!!
Obama should meet every one of those planes that carry our fallen brave and honorable soldiers untill it dawns on him that in the real world...our warriors are getting killed while he decides if more troops are "politically correct" for his re-election.
I loathe this man.
Dead troops were just used by the left as a means to oppose President Bush. The left doesn’t care about dead troops now and President Obama’s presence there is an insult. With President Bush gone, we have but one lone AP photographer that shows daily for these type of pictures.
He’s not a Veteran - not worthy to render a hand salute.
At that time of the night, without Afghanistan hanging over his head, he’d be with REGGIE LOVE shooting “HOOPS”, of course!
poser alert indeed...
Instead, Barack Obama chose to be in the company of Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Stevie Wonder, Mary. J. Blige, Usher, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Shakira, will.i.am, Samuel L. Jackson, Sting, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow and Marc Anthony, amongst numerous other celebrities in attendance at the balls he did appear at.
Barack Obama made a monumental mistake in declining to attend the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball in favor of rubbing shoulders with celebrities. While the American Legion states that they do not feel snubbed or offended, plenty of Americas citizens and servicemen are.
The White House announced Michelle Obama will tour Fort Bragg on Thursday Mrs. Obama will be meeting with military spouses and speaking to community organizations that help support troops and their families. This visit comes after a March 3 trip to Arlington National Cemetery, where she addressed women in the military service to mark Womens History month.
Now that shes officially proud of her country again, she can start getting those photo ops with the military that she hates so much. March 12, 2009 Michelle Obama FORT BRAGG, N.C.
First lady Michelle Obama, venturing away from Washington to define her White House role, called on the American people Thursday to embrace the military families in their communities. She then told a crowd of community leaders in nearby Fayetteville that Americans need to reach out to members of the military.
March 13,2009 Exclusive: Michelle Obama's Emotional Meeting With Military Families
Michelle Obama opened up to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" in her first television interview since she became first lady.
MARCH 17, 2009
By choosing Fort Bragg for her first official trip outside the capital last Thursday, Michelle Obama signaled that she will use her position as First Lady to promote one of America's most deserving causes: our military families.
Plainly the families loved it. Just look at the smiles on those children as she read them "The Cat in the Hat."
So it was just a little disconcerting the next morning to hear the First Lady explain how she came to this issue:
Michelle Obama - "I think I was like most Americans," she told ABC News. "Pretty oblivious to the life of military families. Sort of taking it for granted."
Perhaps Mrs. Obama did take these families for granted. Surely, however, it's extraordinary to suggest that "most Americans" did the same. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123725233352050133.html
ok I just watched te video... he wtf is he doing there? freaakking punk he is!