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.