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Obama travels to honor fallen soldiers returning from Afghanistan
The Hill ^

Posted on 10/29/2009 7:44:29 AM PDT by traumer

President Barack Obama traveled overnight to receive the remains of fallen soldiers whose bodies were returning from Afghanistan.

Obama made a midnight trip to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the first stop back in the U.S. for soldiers who are killed in combat, where he awaited an Air Force C-17 transporting the remains of 15 U.S. soldiers and three Drug Enforcement Agency agents killed in Afghanistan this week.

Obama met at a chapel on-base with family members of the fallen Americans, and boarded the C-17 for a short ceremony to witness the "dignified transfer" of the soldiers' remains.

The previously unannounced trip comes as the president mulls how to proceed with strategy in Afghanistan, and on the heels of the deadliest month in that country.

Joining the president for the transfer were Attorney General Eric Holder, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, the administrator of the DEA, as well as several other military officials.

Obama stayed at the base until 4:05 in the morning, according to a pool report, and arrived back at the White House at 4:45 a.m.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; obamalegacy; obamasfault; photoop

1 posted on 10/29/2009 7:44:29 AM PDT by traumer
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2 posted on 10/29/2009 7:45:41 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

What a POS. He made sure the press knew.
This is the slimiest pos ever to be President


3 posted on 10/29/2009 7:46:17 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: traumer

this is a disgusting publicity stunt and sicken me


4 posted on 10/29/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: traumer

ANYTHING for a photo op that either glorifies him or pushes his agenda.


5 posted on 10/29/2009 7:46:46 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: traumer

More pics and info on

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1223819/Obama-faces-real-cost-Afghanistan-war-salutes-flag-covered-coffin-fallen-soldier-midnight-homecoming.html


6 posted on 10/29/2009 7:47:25 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Obama makes honoring fallen soldiers a photo shoot.

GW Bush often showed up unannounced to Walter Reed to visit the wounded.

GW Bush was a class act when it came to supporting the military.


7 posted on 10/29/2009 7:49:16 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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8 posted on 10/29/2009 7:49:59 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

The look on the guy at the far right...

“O” hasn’t been concerned with our guys before this and all it is is a photo op... POS!


9 posted on 10/29/2009 7:50:10 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: traumer

Propaganda photo-op, nothing more.


10 posted on 10/29/2009 7:50:51 AM PDT by cranked
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To: dalebert
This is a disgusting publicity stunt and sicken me.

Agreed. He's trying to get some 'skin in the game' so that when he surrenders in Toilet-stan (and probably everywhere else, too), the Military will respect him.

Well, I've got news for The First Boy: the Military doesn't wet their pants when you show up and drone on and on for six hours.

11 posted on 10/29/2009 7:53:10 AM PDT by kromike
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To: traumer
Photobucket
12 posted on 10/29/2009 7:55:20 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: traumer
How appropriate!
13 posted on 10/29/2009 7:56:06 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: traumer

Goat loving POS will do anything to get a photo op.


14 posted on 10/29/2009 8:00:30 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: traumer

This guy is such a POS! He has no right to stand there when those soldiers come home. I don’t give a damn if he is the commander in chief, he is an obamanation!


15 posted on 10/29/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: kromike

Bush would have families in to the WH, no press of course. BO can’t do a damn thing without the press recording it like he Kim Jung Il or some other meglomaniac. What a POS.


16 posted on 10/29/2009 8:05:12 AM PDT by easttennesseejohn
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Most insincere, self-serving, vainglorious, maladroit, and insensitive POTUS in the history of our great country.

Where was he for the first 250 dead that his ROE caused. I cannot hear see or think about this A**H+++ without a deepseated welling up of anger. What a total disgrace!

Lord, grant peace to our fallen heroes, God’s grace to their families and sorrow mixed with extreme pride to the people of America who love freedom and who honor our fallen heroes for their supreme sacrifice in protecting that freedom.


17 posted on 10/29/2009 8:06:07 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: traumer
Dubya would take the loss of the fallen personally, and do what he could to comfort their families...

Chairman Ombamo, who can't be bothered from his 24 games of golf to decide for or against victory in Afghanistan, uses the fallen as props for a self-serving photo-op.

Dignity has left the white house as though it were teed up and hit from the South Lawn with a driver.

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18 posted on 10/29/2009 8:07:04 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: RWGinger

IMO, the Socialist in the White House and in the US Congress have these patriot’s blood on their hands. I pray that God judges them accordingly and their guilt follows them into Hades for eternity.


19 posted on 10/29/2009 8:08:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: traumer

See tagline.


20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:10:35 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Piquaboy

Looks like he’s been practicing his salute at home in the mirror.

God bless our troops.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 8:13:31 AM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: traumer
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_fallen_soldiers

Former President George W. Bush spent lots of time with grieving military families but never went to Dover to meet the remains coming off the cargo plane. Obama did so with the weight of knowing he may soon send more troops off to war.

Yea, that sorry evil George Bush, how dare he fritter away that valuable time with those grieving families. He never endured "the weight of knowing he may soon send more troops off to war" like Hussein Øbama The Magnificent is doing. Just look at the photos taken at three something in the morning where Øbama The Magnificent is seeing “the real cost of the war “ by golly!

Yep, that no good Bush never saw that, right?





Little Barry, do you even have a single clue how this burns the heart and soul of REAL American Citizens?

Just a hint of a passing wisp of a random thought of how absolutely pathetic you really are?

22 posted on 10/29/2009 8:15:44 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: traumer

He should make a personal visit to Afghanistan and face the troops he’s abandoning. I’d be impressed with that.


23 posted on 10/29/2009 8:17:01 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: traumer
So he traveled ‘overnight’ to ‘salute’ the soldiers he killed. How CIC of him.

Had one of those been one of my family members now serving, I would have spit on him - he does not belong withing football fields of any of our troops....

he is the TIC, unfit to be called CIC

24 posted on 10/29/2009 8:17:55 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: traumer

I can see the only thing that will come out of this in the press is, “why wasn’t the coffin crew more diversified?”


25 posted on 10/29/2009 8:18:51 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: TLI

Of course, President Bush actually worked at governing the nation and would not use fallen soldiers as a photographic prop. He may very well HAVE gone to Dover - he just didn’t turn it into a press junket.

All this was to Barry was a photo op and a chance to take AF-1 out for another spin.


26 posted on 10/29/2009 8:21:31 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: maine-iac7

As a mother, I would only have met with him one on one!
We could make it a great photo opp.


27 posted on 10/29/2009 8:26:08 AM PDT by americanmother (2nd Tim chapter 3)
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To: traumer

He traveled at night so that he wouldn’t miss his game of golf.


28 posted on 10/29/2009 8:33:23 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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He traveled at night so that he wouldn’t miss his game of golf.

Or maybe he just needed to get out for a smoke.
29 posted on 10/29/2009 8:35:36 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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Ours or theirs?


30 posted on 10/29/2009 8:36:30 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: traumer
Obama travels to honor fallen soldiers returning from Afghanistan

Let's hope he doesn't get off on honoring Afghanistan war dead or he's going to be generating a lot of them to get his "I'm patriotic" fix.
31 posted on 10/29/2009 8:37:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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..at a forward fire base....


32 posted on 10/29/2009 8:55:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TLI

“Former President George W. Bush spent lots of time with grieving military families but never went to Dover to meet the remains coming off the cargo plane. Obama did so with the weight of knowing he may soon send more troops off to war.”

So sickening how the media blatantly felates and kisse’s Little Lord Fauntleroy’s ass.


33 posted on 10/29/2009 9:02:54 AM PDT by Levante
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To: traumer

The most discusting thing about this trip is that he actually stopped at Andrews AFB to switch from Marine One to Air Force One for the 75 mile hop to Dover! That stop would have added time to the trip rather than just continuing on to Dover in the helicopter. Not to mention the added $250,000 to the junket. Let’s see, more cost + less efficient = Obama. The ONLY reason to switch aircraft would be so that more press could attend.
“I just backspaced over a bad word.”


34 posted on 10/29/2009 9:08:21 AM PDT by PilotDave (America; nice while it lasted... I miss it already.)
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To: traumer

He should; The Kenyan Idiot Killed them.


35 posted on 10/29/2009 9:08:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Dinah Lord
Looks like he’s been practicing his salute at home in the mirror.

The individual to the Kenyan communist's left needs to practice his. It's a sad day when a POS like Obowma has a better looking salute than you do.

36 posted on 10/29/2009 9:10:48 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: RWGinger

Asshat.


37 posted on 10/29/2009 1:23:25 PM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dinah Lord

He would not make a pimple on a real soldiers arse. Obama is the one person in this world that I really do hate.


38 posted on 10/30/2009 9:07:46 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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