Skip to comments.Obama's cheap 'shot': These men died with honor, but the president dishonors their memories
Posted on 08/14/2011 5:39:36 AM PDT by lowbridge
Thirty American troops came home to Dover Air Force Base last week.
They died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban with rocket-propelled grenades. Many were members of SEAL Team Six, the fabled special operations unit that flew stealth choppers into Pakistan after Osama bin Laden, putting the old monster down in a pile of his porno tapes.
Nineteen of the 30 families asked for no media coverage of the ceremony at Dover that request for privacy was, of course, honored.
By everyone, that is, except Barack Obama.
He slipped in a personal photographer, who snapped a dramatic photo of the president saluting in silhouette.
This was not an item for the private Obama scrapbook, to go beside a copy of the Standard & Poors letter downgrading Americas credit rating. The White House pushed it to every major media outlet, and made it Photo of the Day on its official website
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| The press wasn't allowed at the ceremony when the service members came home because the majority of the families said no. Why is there the photo, from the White House out there showing Jackwagon Obama saluting?
Obama brought along the White House photographer sort of 'incognito' to get a photo of him saluting, in an effort to make him look like an actual leader for campaign usage.
The transparently and consistently self-serving Zer0 was trained to bow, not to salute (except for political necessity). He's not heartbroken for the loss of these fine men. This destructive, anti-American, anti-military, socialist cypher has no right, whatsoever, to return any salute... but the show must go on. He'll do whatever he wants regardless of the Pentagon or grieving families' desires.
This administration was so self absorbed with winning the next election it revealed to our enemies the unit involved in the Bin Laden raid, putting a target on these soldiers. They now have the blood of these defenders of our freedom on their hands. Then he insults us with this photo op. Our country deserves better than this, and so do the fallen.
Two hours into freshman orientation my son could salute properly.
This salute would benefit greatly from a few minutes in the shark tank.
How many times do I need to flush before he goes away?
Just noticed the gentleman at the far left. He’s covered but is not offering a salute.
Odd. Or protocol that only the highest ranking officer salutes?
Frankly, Obama looks like he is making a call to prayer. Odd photo. And isn’t the middle person really Jughead from an Archie comic book?
I’ve seen that man render a proper salute.
He crashed the memorial service for the CIA operators too. He’s a puke. No wonder he wasn’t invited to the Royal Wedding.
Looks rather like he is being sworn in before a judge.
p.s. there must have been strict instructions to not have his ears visible.
Funny how the leftist media always took pot-shots at Bush and Reagan at every opportunity when they paid their respects for fallen heros, even though their love for our military was well-known and accepted. With Obama, he has no respect for the military. He has no respect for the average American, in fact. This POS should be frog-marched out of the WH straight to prison for what he’s done and is still doing to America. It just goes to show you how far America has fallen in just ten years due to the ever-destructive “enemy within”.
The “Stolen Valor” poster you’ve shown should be plastered EVERYWHERE in the fall of 2012, so we don’t forget what kind of opportunist we’ve got for CIC.
Why should anyone be surprised?
One has to know what honor IS before one can observe it.
To many more times, we have over a year to go. This was a shameful act by a despicable boy child. Yes a boy child, to use to getting his way.
Those brave men who gave their lives for this country deserved better than this.
Trace Adkins Salute to our Fallen
Looks like he’s thumbing his nose.
Everything this guys does is a photo op.
At least he didnt give the “Crotch” Salute like he did in that one photo.
He is a classless buffoon. Like a wedding guest who wears a Tux even though he isnt in the wedding.
But they dont teach manners in Kenya.
Maybe bozo was saluting when it was not the right time to salute.
Is he saluting the fallen American servicemen or the Muslim scum who killed them ?
Why yes, it does look like Obama is thumbing his nose. Would the master of the middle finger salute stoop so low?
Just noticed the gentleman at the far left. Hes covered but is not offering a salute.
That guy must be O’s chauffeur.
I would have delayed the announcement until some date when the harvesting of the info is complete and only remarked that OBL was killed in a raid and showed off pics of his dead carcass.
I think we squandered an opportunity to take advantage of the intel taken from OBL’s compound.
> The only thing that was going to be said about who killed OBL was supposed to be this: it was done by a Special Ops unit, nothing else was to be said.
Put this bum in Khost with a beanbag gun.
You beat me to it. In addition, the American people were denied the viewing of Osama Bin Ladens body or the so called ceremony at sea. We didn't get the chance to see the justice done, but he couldn't wait to go meet our Seal Team bodies in order to salute who? He makes me sick!
Most likely. He surely had a choice of photos to select from-and this is what he picked. No coincidences.
...and could make an attempt at delivering a reasonable one out of politeness and duty even with his arms full of a liberal-reporter-killing-canine-machine...
In looking at salutes, though, I find that Obastard salutes most like Good Old Cow-Taint Face himself:
Or some other third world dictator:
“That ain’t no salute ... it’s a read-between-the-lines hand signal.”
You have a point.
A difference between the military hand salutes of the U.S. military and the Russian military hand is that the former touches the brim of the cover and the latter approaches but doesnt touch the right temple.
The alleged photographer shown getting aboard the helo for the trip to Dover was carrying a camera capable of capturing any proper hand salute O may have rendered in this instance.
The fact O and his advisors selected this photo raises any number of questions and observations.
"How. You paleface, me big Chief."
And in light of that, which is which indeed? Gadaffi or Obama?
The Royal couples loss. Now they're out a great wedding gift of all the Abbott and Costello movies on Region 1 DVD.
Looks like he’s thumbing his nose at them. Thanks lowbridge.
Oh Yeah !
I started yesterday.
Thanks.... Now I have coffee sprayed all over my screen. You nailed it.
Da**! Side by side like that pretty well nails it for me. Those pics should be plastered around. He deserves a full “swiftboat” approach.
The fact that it was announced in the press before he went and that he wanted the press there but the families said NO tells us all that this was for his new movie coming out in Oct '12.
W went to many of these homecomings and to Walter Reed to visit the wounded completely unannounced before or afterwords and without press.
He can’t help put his hands where they do not belong, and this necrophiliac likes to molest the dead too.
Sicko of the whitehouse, brought to you by a clueless government and electorate. Bubye.
That pic was photo-shopped. Look at the edges of the silhouettes.
That moment never occurred.
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I seem to remember that Obama, when addressing the troops, said something to the affect of “You guys make a great photo-op.”
Seems nothing has changed.
The f**king idiot doesn’t even know how to properly execute a US military salute.