Skip to comments.Obama Cancels Schedule to Meet Returned Bodies of Fallen Soldiers
Posted on 08/09/2011 9:37:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog
President Obama will travel to Dover Air Force base later on Tuesday to honor the 22 Navy SEALs and eight other American troops killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an insurgent shot down their helicopter, according to an administration official familiar with the matter.
Obama will head a delegation of senior administration, Pentagon, and military officials who will salute the flag-draped caskets of the troops who died in a rescue mission this weekend in the worst single-day loss of the long Afghan war. The crash in eastern Afghanistan also marked the largest death toll in the history of the U.S. Special Operations Command, which oversees the SEALs and other elite units.
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I have no doubt you are correct.
When G.H.W. Bush was in the same situation he couldn’t duck the arrival of casualties because CNN would helpfully provide a split screen featuring flag draped coffins live no matter where he happened to be.
Still trying to act like a President. FAIL!
As I recall, he did this once before when his poll numbers needed a boost.
What? You don’t remember carung compassionate 0dumbo standing as a single coffin went by at dover After all families but one wouldn’t let 9dumbo use their fallen warrior for his photo Op??
CC? really ? you don’t remember? why it was ONLY (sarc) 2.5 years ago.
Once every nearly 3 years is a lot of caring, right?
I just want Obama staying the heck away fro me and mine.
In Obama’s case, Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. He’s only adapted it as a refuge from other current events.
I am extremely happy that he is doing this. One never knows if he would or not.
” How many other planes carring our fallen heros bodies has HE met? “
I don’t know what the flight path is coming into Dover AFB
or the airspace restrictions when POTUS is relaxing .
But , I often wonder
if some of the C-17s returning the 1100 fallen * from Afghanistan and the 253 fallen from Iraq
( since Barry became
the Photo Op Commander in Chief )
haven’t flown near Barry
when he was playing golf at Fort McNair.
If he heard or saw the aircraft
that were bringing our fallen home
I guarantee that he didn’t even give
them a second thought.
Except annoyance that their presence interfering with his putt.
” Everything this imposter does is for political gain. Well this military family aint falling for it.”
* Another record Barry has set that the media ignores.
More US troops have died in Afghanistan
during the Photo Op’s two and a half years
than during the totality of 2001- 2008 ,
when President George Bush was CINC.
This is the same jerk who threatened to cut off their paychecks if he didn’t get his way. What a phony piece of dog dropping.
He has only been to DAFB for such a situation one other time. In October of 2009. There was only one photograph of him saluting a flag draped case (their term, not mine) and that was because only one family permitted press coverage.
Amazing how many on Free Republic are still willing to believe this guy!
I was gone for a while and have only recently returned. Home internet service was among the casualties of financial issues due to lack of jobs.
Glad to have you back and hope that finances are on the upswing for you all!
Thank you. We’re doing our best and praying things stay on the upswing!
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