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Obama Cancels Schedule to Meet Returned Bodies of Fallen Soldiers
National Journal ^ | 9 Aug 2011 | Yochi Dreazen

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dover; navyseals

1 posted on 08/09/2011 9:37:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

The ceremony will be this afternoon. The planes landed at 10 this morning.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 9:39:10 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: smokingfrog

If this was his real reason, I don’t see anything to complain about.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: smokingfrog
Any other President would have lead off yesterday's speech with condolences and sympathy for our fallen heroes.

But not the "Not My Fault" Obamah!

4 posted on 08/09/2011 9:42:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smokingfrog

I’ll equal anyone in my contempt for this man (Obabma). But, let’s keep focus on the fallen - not him.

Thank you all.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: smokingfrog

Good for him.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: smokingfrog

Political posturing. He will have photos taken, but he won’t take steps to rationalize ROEs to favor our troops’ safety over PC considerations, nor will he take steps to make sure their absentee votes are counted in elections.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 9:43:24 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mnehring

I will be very surprised if footage of this doesn’t end up in the “Barackalypse Now!” movie scheduled for October 2012 release.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 9:44:28 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: smokingfrog
"So there are some sort of Corpsmen I need to meet? This better be quick. I have a 3 PM tee time."


9 posted on 08/09/2011 9:44:28 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: smokingfrog
Oh, how I wish one or more of our true warriors would turn their backs, or not return a salute .. or SOMEthing to tell the usurping bastard he's not recognized.

CRUSH his damned ego.

10 posted on 08/09/2011 9:46:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: don-o

Good point...

So I will choose to remain silent and just continue to pray for the families of the fallen.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 9:46:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

President “GUTZY CALL” is a moron, and can’t shine the shoes of any member of the military.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 9:47:09 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don’t you mean “Corpse Men”?


13 posted on 08/09/2011 9:47:24 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: Lazlo in PA
"So there are some sort of Corpsmen I need to meet? This better be quick. I have a 3 PM tee time."

"So there are some sort of Corpsmen I need to meet? This better be quick. I have a 3 PM tee timeRamadan Dinner Tonight."

There... Fixed!!

14 posted on 08/09/2011 9:47:53 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... Cult of the DAMNED!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Pearls has it EXACTLY right
“He will have photos taken, but he won’t take steps to rationalize ROEs to favor our troops’ safety over PC considerations, nor will he take steps to make sure their absentee votes are counted in elections.”

This will be a photo OP
if he really had compassion he would do it in private.

Now if he does it in private and there are NO photos of his nappy head bowed then I will be the first to say i was wrong.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like the phoney-in-chief is in full panic mode now.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 9:53:35 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: Gabz

Campaigning.

Pictures to be released prior to the already paid for election.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 9:54:58 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: mnehring

It’s to get the Obama Downgrade out of the headline....

because you know, Obama cares....uh huh,....


18 posted on 08/09/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: mnehring

Are these military deaths anymore important or the lives more valuable than anyother service death.

How many other planes carring our fallen hero’s bodies has “HE” met?


19 posted on 08/09/2011 9:56:46 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: mnehring

Are these military deaths anymore important or the lives more valuable than anyother service death.

How many other planes carring our fallen hero’s bodies has “HE” met?

Everything this imposter does is for political gain. Well this military family ain’t falling for it.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 9:59:13 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Freddd

I have no doubt you are correct.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 10:00:13 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Still trying to act like a President. FAIL!


23 posted on 08/09/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: smokingfrog

As I recall, he did this once before when his poll numbers needed a boost.


24 posted on 08/09/2011 10:08:35 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

CC
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?


25 posted on 08/09/2011 10:10:58 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger

I just want Obama staying the heck away fro me and mine.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 10:15:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: smokingfrog

In Obama’s case, Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. He’s only adapted it as a refuge from other current events.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 10:22:41 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: smokingfrog

I am extremely happy that he is doing this. One never knows if he would or not.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 10:26:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: smokingfrog
Oh please, that anti-American Marxist/Muslim pos couldn't give a rat's a$$ about our fallen soldiers.
29 posted on 08/09/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

” How many other planes carring our fallen hero’s 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 ain’t falling for it.”
Likewise.

* 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.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:01:21 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: smokingfrog

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.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Coldwater Creek
How many other planes carring our fallen hero’s bodies has “HE” met?

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.

32 posted on 08/09/2011 11:09:35 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mnehring

Amazing how many on Free Republic are still willing to believe this guy!


33 posted on 08/09/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Gabz
It just occurred to me the other day that I haven't see you around FR for a long while.
34 posted on 08/09/2011 5:24:20 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Gabz
It just occurred to me the other day that I haven't see you around FR for a long while.
35 posted on 08/09/2011 5:27:54 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

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.


36 posted on 08/09/2011 5:39:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Glad to have you back and hope that finances are on the upswing for you all!

Maria


37 posted on 08/09/2011 5:46:40 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thank you. We’re doing our best and praying things stay on the upswing!


38 posted on 08/09/2011 5:53:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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