Skip to comments.Obama India visit: 'Biggest ever by a US President' with 40 planes and 6 armoured cars
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
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Why does this clown have any approval ratings?
Malicious and deliberate waste of money.
Another billion bucks down the chute!
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...
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.
That’s one heck of a carbon foot print.
Do we have an opinion from Al Gore?
What comparisons do we have? i.e., what were the most planes W used?
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.
Why so many planes??
Who cares how many planes. Inquiring minds want to know how many teleprompters.
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.
Maybe he can apply for political asylum while he is there.
It's an invasion. India has no idea what's about to hit them!
BO does not have a way with words.
Rush said it may be an escape plan before the corruption hearings and RICO investigations. A mass escape and evacuation.
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.
Why is he going? Isn’t there volcanos, tsunamis and earthquakes going on over there? He feels the need to add to all that?
The Reader of the Free World.
Will he slip over the border and seek asylum in Pok-e-stan?
This is a VACATION for his KIDS and WIFEY to see INDONESIA, where he lived!!
What? By our Imperial ghazi?
Well one for the dog
Good he can stay there, the clown is a joke and worlds most worthless man.
Obama doesn’t much understand what al Qaeda is capable of.
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?
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.
India is a free country. It may be a mess, but by God it’s free.
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.
Barry, you make George III look like a piker...
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.
When things become too complex, they collapse.
I’m afraid we are nearing that point.
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.
Remember Miz Meechele’s recent 50-room trip to Spain?
The Won is trying to show her who wears the pants in the family.
Dare ya to go behind the scene and comment!
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?
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.
It’s all part of the Obama / Biden job repatriation project.
Blow up all of the call centers there, voila, jobs back here.
The entire trip is absurd.
Genius! I can't believe I ever doubted him.
and 6 armoured vehicles? The American Ghazi probably wants extra insurance that some Indian doesnt do away with a muslim.
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.
Maybe he fears a surface to air hit?.