Skip to comments.12 fighter jets to protect Obama in Darwin
Posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:00 AM PST by bkopto
UP to 12 fighter-bombers are to be part of a massive security operation for President Barack Obama's visit to Darwin on Thursday.
Soldiers, federal and Territory police, and up to 500 US secret service agents will also keep the President safe.
The Australian Defence Department said the F/A-18 Hornets would be an ``important component'' of the security arrangements.
The President will lay a wreath at the USS Peary memorial in Darwin and talk to troops at the RAAF base.
A US official said: ``The President and Prime Minister Gillard together will address Australian troops in Darwin.'
That’s a lot of manpower to guard a steaming pile.
Is turdblossom getting his award?
the question should be what good are fighter jets without ammo?
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Actually he does. But he was one this ‘security detail’ kick long before he created real enemies for himself.
I know! Pray for him! We do not want him to be a Kennedy Martyr! 50 more years of that we will be done!!
Isn’t the host country generally responsible for security? So this is in addition to what the Aussies are providing, right? How many tens of millions is this costing us?
Good that 0bambi didn't visit New Zealand....
(hint...doesn't have an air force)
Overkill—and cha-ching on the taxpayers’ backs!
What happened to the world loving him? Isn’t that what they told us?
This guy is a JOKE...and he thinks he is so important!!!!!!!!!!
Go Steeler’s...yea....7 and 3...great job guys.
I wonder how many hundreds of donors and lobbyists he’ll be bringing with him?
The imperial presidency rolls on.
One more year of this jackass.
When he’s no longer the _resident,I wonder how he’ll manage. His withdrawal symptoms without excess security would be a nightmare.
There has to be a law which would require an exPresident to pay all expenses incured during his presidency.
500 Secret Service Agents?
Who knew we even had that many?
I wonder if there will be any left behind to protect our "Gaffe-Master Extraordinaire" Joe "Plugs" Biden?
On 2nd thought who would want to take ol' Joe out anyway, other than those from his own Party of Surrender and Defeat (the Demo-Rats) who are embarrassed almost daily by his "faux pas" and "foot-in-mouth disease?"
As an aside I read that Bambi's trip will cost $9 Mil, but that didn't take into consideration the cost of all of his entourage, the military protection, his armored limos and helo's as well as all of these SS service personnel who most will probably end up spending days (if not weeks) preparing to his Royal Highness' visit.
“Excuse me, but what good are fighter jets in one-man protection?”
They could deliver a “Darwin Award”.