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Obama's cheap 'shot': These men died with honor, but the president dishonors their memories
NY Post ^ | August 14, 2011 | JOHN HAYWARD

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 & Poor’s letter downgrading America’s credit rating. The White House pushed it to every major media outlet, and made it “Photo of the Day” on its official website

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: navyseals; obama; obama2012; obamaphotoop Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: lowbridge
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.

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2 posted on 08/14/2011 5:42:43 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: lowbridge
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3 posted on 08/14/2011 5:45:36 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: lowbridge

Two hours into freshman orientation my son could salute properly.

This salute would benefit greatly from a few minutes in the shark tank.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 5:46:04 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: BobP

How many times do I need to flush before he goes away?


6 posted on 08/14/2011 5:48:11 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't shoot fast, unless you also shoot good..")
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To: lowbridge

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?


7 posted on 08/14/2011 5:49:01 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: lowbridge

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?


8 posted on 08/14/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Blueflag

I’ve seen that man render a proper salute.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 6:03:55 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: BobP

He crashed the memorial service for the CIA operators too. He’s a puke. No wonder he wasn’t invited to the Royal Wedding.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 6:07:40 AM PDT by bricklayer
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To: knarf

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”.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 6:07:57 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Delta 21

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.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: lowbridge
These men died with honor, but the president dishonors their memories

Why should anyone be surprised?

One has to know what honor IS before one can observe it.

14 posted on 08/14/2011 6:12:47 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Recon Dad

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i146T1bjqWg


15 posted on 08/14/2011 6:16:05 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: lowbridge

Looks like he’s thumbing his nose.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 6:16:05 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: lowbridge
I just knew Obummer’s appearance at Dover was nothing more than a photo op.
17 posted on 08/14/2011 6:17:37 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

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.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 6:32:45 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Blueflag

Maybe bozo was saluting when it was not the right time to salute.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: lowbridge
This scum bag and his entire administration have cost this country so much, we will never know the true cost.
Stupid Joe (biden) outed Seal Team Six after they killed OBL.
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.
Bite-Me couldn't keep his stupid mouth shut.
We can't say for sure but this could be why the copter was shot down.
Now the idiot community organizer pulls this crap! ! ! ! !
20 posted on 08/14/2011 6:36:52 AM PDT by DeaconRed (1-20-2013-The day we send the community organizer back to community organizing. Real Change! ! ! !)
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Is he saluting the fallen American servicemen or the Muslim scum who killed them ?


21 posted on 08/14/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: CrazyIvan

Why yes, it does look like Obama is thumbing his nose. Would the master of the middle finger salute stoop so low?


22 posted on 08/14/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: Blueflag

Just noticed the gentleman at the far left. He’s covered but is not offering a salute.

That guy must be O’s chauffeur.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Voter#537

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.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 6:50:47 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Pat4ever
I'm guessing he practiced the "salute" to get the proper separation of arm from head.

He's a Peas of Sh!t who will stop at nothing to make himself look better or our country look worse.
25 posted on 08/14/2011 6:54:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: BobP

Put this bum in Khost with a beanbag gun.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:13 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: layman
Is he saluting the fallen American servicemen or the Muslim scum who killed them ?

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!

27 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:33 AM PDT by this is my country
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To: treetopsandroofs

Most likely. He surely had a choice of photos to select from-and this is what he picked. No coincidences.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 7:03:57 AM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: Delta 21
Bush could deliver a salute....

...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:

29 posted on 08/14/2011 7:05:32 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: knarf; Blueflag; Dusty Road

“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 doesn’t 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.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 7:08:40 AM PDT by frog in a pot (When will politicians realize the danger of allowing a Marxist to control our capitalist economy?)
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To: knarf
"That ain't no salute ... it's a read-between-the-lines hand signal."

"How. You paleface, me big Chief."

31 posted on 08/14/2011 7:11:04 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Pat4ever
Taking his cues from a muslim hero of his (or one of his former buddies he stabbed in the back, you decide):

And in light of that, which is which indeed? Gadaffi or Obama?

32 posted on 08/14/2011 7:26:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Smokin' Joe
No wonder he wasn’t invited to the Royal Wedding.

The Royal couples loss. Now they're out a great wedding gift of all the Abbott and Costello movies on Region 1 DVD.

33 posted on 08/14/2011 7:43:43 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Looks like he’s thumbing his nose at them. Thanks lowbridge.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 7:44:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Joann37

Oh Yeah !

I started yesterday.


35 posted on 08/14/2011 7:54:44 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Delta 21
he saves his true fealty for middle eastern dictators, Hugo Chavez, Fidel and this guy


36 posted on 08/14/2011 7:57:01 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

Thanks.... Now I have coffee sprayed all over my screen. You nailed it.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 8:08:36 AM PDT by scottywr (We the People........are mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore.)
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To: Blueflag

Chauffeur maybe?


38 posted on 08/14/2011 8:28:52 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: Pat4ever

Da**! Side by side like that pretty well nails it for me. Those pics should be plastered around. He deserves a full “swiftboat” approach.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 8:38:38 AM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: Yorlik803
Everything this guys does is a photo op.

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.

40 posted on 08/14/2011 8:39:28 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Delta 21

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.


41 posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:08 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: BobP

That pic was photo-shopped. Look at the edges of the silhouettes.

That moment never occurred.


42 posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:24 AM PDT by tsomer
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43 posted on 08/14/2011 8:57:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: USMCPOP

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.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 9:17:25 AM PDT by matchgirl ("He made it worse")
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45 posted on 08/14/2011 9:50:26 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Delta 21

The f**king idiot doesn’t even know how to properly execute a US military salute.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 10:54:35 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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