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Obama India visit: 'Biggest ever by a US President' with 40 planes and 6 armoured cars
Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/31/2010 7:16:04 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta

Barack Obama's trip to India next month will be the biggest by any US President - with a staggering 40 aircraft and six armoured cars.

Details of the elaborate arrangements for the tree-day presidential visit on November 6 were leaked to Indian newspaper earlier this week.

Forty aircraft - including the Air Force One military plane - and six heavily armoured cars will follow the president around the country.... frpa

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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How much is this going to cost tax payers? How much do we have to borrow from communist china to pay for this fraud to go have a great time with friends and family over in India?????

Why does this clown have any approval ratings?

1 posted on 10/31/2010 7:16:08 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

Malicious and deliberate waste of money.


2 posted on 10/31/2010 7:17:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Another billion bucks down the chute!


3 posted on 10/31/2010 7:19:01 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: FreeAtlanta
This is one of his ways of getting even with Imperialist America. His father would have approved. We are being governed by the will of a drunken Lao tribal revolutionary. "Dreams from My Father"
4 posted on 10/31/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: FreeAtlanta

What? November 6th is tree-day? That’s the day we pick up our new puppy. I’ll have to introduce him to a tree...


5 posted on 10/31/2010 7:19:44 AM PDT by bcsco (Karl Rove, from Magnificent Bastard to Malignant Bastard in one day...)
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To: yldstrk

Oh, the GLORY and the FAME. He will enjoy this brief moment, on another International bowing trip to blame America for all that is bad in the world.


6 posted on 10/31/2010 7:20:37 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: FreeAtlanta

That’s one heck of a carbon foot print.

Do we have an opinion from Al Gore?


7 posted on 10/31/2010 7:21:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

What comparisons do we have? i.e., what were the most planes W used?


8 posted on 10/31/2010 7:21:39 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: FreeAtlanta

I read about how blown away those from India are that they will have to set up a telepromptor so that Bama can make his speech. Never before has one been used for a world leader (or for anyone else). They are particularly surprised in view of the fact that Bama is so famous for his gifts as a speaker.


9 posted on 10/31/2010 7:21:47 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: FreeAtlanta
You know the answer to your own question. HE IS THE PRESIDENT! He can do whatever he wants. HE'S TEH ONE THEY'VE BEEN WAITIN' FER S' LOOOOOOOONG! THE MALE VERSION OF MARIE ANTOINETTE
10 posted on 10/31/2010 7:22:24 AM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Why so many planes??


11 posted on 10/31/2010 7:23:31 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FreeAtlanta

Who cares how many planes. Inquiring minds want to know how many teleprompters.


12 posted on 10/31/2010 7:23:31 AM PDT by tips up
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To: FreeAtlanta

I remember watching a documentary on the Kennedy assassination and learning that there were only two small planes for him and the vice president and his entire entourage. Of course, we know how that turned out. Seriously though, 40? I don’t begrudge the armoured cars but it doesn’t take 40 planes to transport them. Does the dog get his own plane again? What is each of them used for? Judicial Watch or someone needs to find out what is going on. This is obscene.


13 posted on 10/31/2010 7:23:47 AM PDT by Mercat
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Stop These Idiots

Donate to Free Republic


14 posted on 10/31/2010 7:24:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Maybe he can apply for political asylum while he is there.


15 posted on 10/31/2010 7:24:56 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 33 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: FES0844
"Why so many planes??"

It's an invasion. India has no idea what's about to hit them!

16 posted on 10/31/2010 7:25:23 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: onevoter
I hope they unplug TOTUS mid-speech.

BO does not have a way with words.

17 posted on 10/31/2010 7:26:21 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: FreeAtlanta

Rush said it may be an escape plan before the corruption hearings and RICO investigations. A mass escape and evacuation.


18 posted on 10/31/2010 7:26:48 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: FreeAtlanta
40 aircraft and six armoured cars.

Who in hell is he taking on this bloated fiasco? Anyone have a list? Should dims legislation fails, he and Moochelle will spend the country into bankruptcy.

19 posted on 10/31/2010 7:27:20 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: FreeAtlanta

Big Man.


20 posted on 10/31/2010 7:27:35 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Why is he going? Isn’t there volcanos, tsunamis and earthquakes going on over there? He feels the need to add to all that?


21 posted on 10/31/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT by Shire
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To: onevoter
They are particularly surprised in view of the fact that Bama is so famous for his gifts as a speaker.

The Reader of the Free World.

22 posted on 10/31/2010 7:28:49 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: yldstrk
He could give a hoot how much it costs. The clown is so grandiose and self centered. Check out his past coronation parties. Especially the one with the fake columns. He is so thin on substance, a real megalomania. Elite moron comes to mind. And Michelle isn't far behind. (oh oh, wanted to go further on the behind comment).

Semper Fi

23 posted on 10/31/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT by Pit1 (Conservatives talk. "CUT SPENDING - UNSHACKEL BUSINESS)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Will he slip over the border and seek asylum in Pok-e-stan?


24 posted on 10/31/2010 7:30:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 648 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

This is a VACATION for his KIDS and WIFEY to see INDONESIA, where he lived!!


25 posted on 10/31/2010 7:30:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: yldstrk

What? By our Imperial ghazi?


26 posted on 10/31/2010 7:30:50 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: SamAdams76

GMTA


27 posted on 10/31/2010 7:31:52 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 648 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FES0844

Well one for the dog


28 posted on 10/31/2010 7:32:15 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Good he can stay there, the clown is a joke and worlds most worthless man.


29 posted on 10/31/2010 7:32:52 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Obama doesn’t much understand what al Qaeda is capable of.


30 posted on 10/31/2010 7:34:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Mercat
This is obscene.

It is also very embarrassing.

The left ranted about how Bush was making us look bad to the world.

Bush was a humble but confident American for the world to see our leadership role in the world.

In contrast, Obama is making us look like the arrogant and audacious boobs the Euro-press says about all Americans abroad.

How is it that Zero thinks the world will like us more when he goes around like an army of low rent tourists who just won the lottery?

31 posted on 10/31/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Unbelievable!!! Yet nothing from the mainstream media. It will be interesting to know the names of all the marxist thugs who will be with the #1 thug. 40 planes, 520 rooms, taking his kids out of school....maybe he’s not coming back.


32 posted on 10/31/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: FreeAtlanta

India is a free country. It may be a mess, but by God it’s free.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 7:36:33 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: FreeAtlanta
The monetary output of this trip benefiting the US economy better reach, at minimum, 30 times as much as the cost of the excursion. If this is just for goodwill and a show of the American taxpayer's opulence, necks should swing.
34 posted on 10/31/2010 7:38:34 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Ann Archy
This is a VACATION for his KIDS and WIFEY to see INDONESIA, where he lived!!

My understanding was that Militant Michelle and the girls would go to India but not to indonesia.

After all a muslim man can not bring a non muslim wife to a muslim country.

35 posted on 10/31/2010 7:39:42 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Barry, you make George III look like a piker...


36 posted on 10/31/2010 7:40:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

As a veteran of several presidential visits overseas, I can tell you that while 40 planes probably sets a new high (or low) in excess, it’s certainly in the same ballpark as other visits by previous presidents, including both Bushes and Clinton. The public would be shocked and infuriated if it was shown a detailed breakdown of cost, personnel, equipment, and transportation assets dedicated to a presidential visit overseas. For example, the White House Communications Agency (WHCA, pronounced “Wah-kah”) typically takes over an entire floor of the designated presidential hotel. When President Clinton visited Tokyo in April 2000 to attend the funeral of Prime Minister Obuchi, he was on the ground for less than 12 hours — but some 40 WHCA personnel arrived ahead of him and set up a one-floor communications command post at the hotel. Is this really necessary?

Another example: among the “essential” White House personnel who typically accompany the President (again, any president, not just Obama) is the presidential chef — even when the President won’t be eating any food other than hotel or reception food; the idea is to have the chef around to cook whatever the president wants anytime he wants it.

Locally-leased vehicles are never used for the presidential party and the secret service. They are all flown in in USAF transports. Think of the cost of that line item alone.

Also, whenever the President comes, two Marine One helicopters are flown in and assembled and made ready — even when the President isn’t scheduled to use Marine One on the visit. They’re there to provide emergency transportation.

I could go on, but the point I’m making is: while all of these things are good to have (each of them can be justified on a “what if x happened — then you’d want to have him/it available” basis), at what point will the American people demand that a cost-benefit calculation enter the picture on presidential visits? Because right now, it’s not part of the picture at all.


37 posted on 10/31/2010 7:40:39 AM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: yldstrk

When things become too complex, they collapse.

I’m afraid we are nearing that point.


38 posted on 10/31/2010 7:42:29 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: FreeAtlanta
Notice the British are the only ones reporting this..We should all flood the mail box of FOX then maybe they will report it..We know the other networks won't..Also send to your mailing list..

If it is so dangerous then why is he going..I don't think they would hurt a hair on his head since he is a Communist Muslim.

39 posted on 10/31/2010 7:44:12 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Remember Miz Meechele’s recent 50-room trip to Spain?

The Won is trying to show her who wears the pants in the family.


40 posted on 10/31/2010 7:45:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Pit1

Dare ya to go behind the scene and comment!


41 posted on 10/31/2010 7:47:14 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: FreeAtlanta

State visit or EXODUS???

Does it take 40 airplanes to haul away all that he has amassed in the past 10 years? That much cash?

Where in India is there an airport that can accomodate 40 airplanes & keep them isolated & secure for a period of days?

Won’t this be very disruptive of their normal air traffic & commerce?


42 posted on 10/31/2010 7:47:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Poundstone
True, in this day and age it takes a great deal of resources to lug the Pres. around. Knowing this, the Pres. better be sure that the cost will be beneficial to the general welfare of the United States as a means for justification of the resources that are drained.
43 posted on 10/31/2010 7:47:32 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: screaminsunshine

Rush said it may be an escape plan before the corruption hearings and RICO investigations. A mass escape and evacuation””

It is only a short geographical hop to Kenya from India.


44 posted on 10/31/2010 7:49:30 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Flag_This

Yes.

It’s all part of the Obama / Biden job repatriation project.

Blow up all of the call centers there, voila, jobs back here.


45 posted on 10/31/2010 7:52:12 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: yldstrk

The entire trip is absurd.


46 posted on 10/31/2010 7:53:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: NOVACPA
"Blow up all of the call centers there, voila, jobs back here."

Genius! I can't believe I ever doubted him.

47 posted on 10/31/2010 7:54:53 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: FES0844

and 6 armoured vehicles? The American Ghazi probably wants extra insurance that some Indian doesnt do away with a muslim.

see....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IstZSgniH8


48 posted on 10/31/2010 7:59:04 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: FreeAtlanta

Maybe he’s earned enough islamic merit badges to become a permanent imam in India...and won’t come back. It would be a shame to lose all those planes but the loss of obama would almost be worth it to America...we can build more planes.


49 posted on 10/31/2010 8:00:28 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: FES0844

Maybe he fears a surface to air hit?.


50 posted on 10/31/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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