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Book Depicts Cranky Obama On Baghdad Visit
Buzz Feed ^ | 01/12/12

Posted on 01/12/2012 3:33:59 PM PST by MissesBush

Michael Hastings' new book, The Operators, jabs at what could be a vulnerable spot for the Obama Administration, the president's relationship with the troops.

The book describes a visit to Baghdad:

After the talk, out of earshot from the soldiers and diplomats, he starts to complain. He starts to act very un-Obamalike, according to a U.S. embassy official who helped organize the trip in Baghdad.

He’s asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers. He’s asked to sign copies of his book. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take f---ing pictures with them?"


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: militaryphotoop; obama; shadowwars; threatmatrix
I'm constantly amazed by these people who are stunned to find out what a phony Obama is. Why is this such a surprise?? The man uses our troops as a photo op when he needs a boost in the polls. He doesn't care about them or their needs. It's all about him--wherever he goes, with whomever he finds himself. He's a rank narcissist, nothing more.
1 posted on 01/12/2012 3:34:05 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

We knew Clinton hated us and used us as a handy stage prop whenever he felt threatened by his critics.
We know Obama hates us as well.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 3:37:14 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MissesBush

Actually, that is quite Obama-like. Actually it is the essence of Obama.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 3:38:59 PM PST by rod1
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To: MissesBush

Actually, that is quite Obama-like. Actually it is the essence of Obama.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 3:39:26 PM PST by rod1
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To: MissesBush
President Obama at a recent Pentagon briefing..... happy campers, eh ?
5 posted on 01/12/2012 3:44:36 PM PST by traumer
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To: Darksheare
An old shipmate recalled to me a visit by Bill Clinton to his aircraft carrier. The post speech clapping was as enthusiastic as a pro-golfer would expect putting for bogey. Lefties should stand well clear of actual Americans.
6 posted on 01/12/2012 3:46:59 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: MissesBush; Darksheare; rod1

Gosh! Imagine my surprise! I could almost believe “Ulsterman”s “Washington Insider” stories.

I still wonder about the internet rumor being passed around in the nineties that when he was visiting the troops, Our Bill demanded that the Secret Service make sure they had no ammunition in their magazines. President Caligula afraid of his centurions...

I’m thinking this time around it just might be true.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by sinanju (ua)
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To: Jacquerie

That’s why the left is trying to destroy the military any way they can.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 3:54:48 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: LucyT; Jet Jaguar

G-d forgive me for the things I think and feel when I read stuff like this.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 3:55:39 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MissesBush

....do I have to?"

10 posted on 01/12/2012 3:57:33 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: MissesBush
“He's a rank narcissist, nothing more.”

I begged to differ with you. He's also a grifting, lying, conniving, racist, Marxist POS.

11 posted on 01/12/2012 4:01:07 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

All of the above!


12 posted on 01/12/2012 4:02:55 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
That’s why the left is trying to destroy the military any way they can.

Spot on!

13 posted on 01/12/2012 4:13:38 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: MissesBush

And the Obama campaign is officialy started! This will start to pull his fringe-kook base back in (from Paul). Look for O to close Gitmo before the election to get them fully on-board.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 4:14:14 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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15 posted on 01/12/2012 4:17:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MissesBush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIHz5tevLAw

They can smell the BS a mile away!

Take 2 minutes to watch this comparison between George Bush’s visit to the Marines vs. Obama’s recent trip. It is incredible.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 4:18:03 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: MissesBush

Thanks for posting this - I saw it on Drudge and came here to see if anyone posted it.
It’s proof positive that this admin is as much or more anti-military than the Clintons and yet they continue to exploit the troops - watch how they use another military wife at the Dem Convention.
And watch how they persecute the marines who peed on the Taleeeebahn bodies - this admin will fight the marines more than the enemy - we need to stand up!!!!!!


17 posted on 01/12/2012 4:22:43 PM PST by matginzac
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To: ladyvet

And also boo on the senior officers who help him do it and if you’re ever at any events they are at, never let them forget...that includes VFW, DAV, American Legion, anywhere they show up!!!!!!


18 posted on 01/12/2012 4:26:53 PM PST by matginzac
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To: MissesBush

Of course he was cranky......NO Ladyboys to entertain him!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 01/12/2012 4:36:49 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: MissesBush

I know well what the military thinks of the Cretin-in-Chief.

And I don’t have enough four letter words to even partially describe those feelings.

May he rest in h....er....Mecca.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 4:40:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Ernie Kaputnik
I begged to differ with you. He's also a grifting, lying, conniving, racist, Marxist POS.

Yeah, I agree he's all those things and more. I chose my words poorly. I guess I meant in terms of being a CiC, he's not about being for the troops--he's just out for himself.

21 posted on 01/12/2012 4:50:19 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema e x)
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To: matginzac

we need to stand up!!!!!! Maybe we should all vote.


22 posted on 01/12/2012 4:53:19 PM PST by tankrlm
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To: Ernie Kaputnik
He's also a grifting, lying, conniving, racist, Marxist POS.

Obama is just playing the communist leftist clown and has surrounded himself with useful leftist idiots.

You forgot the part about RADICAL MUSLIM. Or don't you realize that is WHY Obama is trying to destroy America?

23 posted on 01/12/2012 5:12:30 PM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone think?)
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To: politicianslie

Yes, RADICAL MUSLIM trying to destroy America.

Sorry, I forgot to include that in my description.

Duly noted.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 5:35:02 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: MissesBush

It doesn’t surprise me that this Kenyan, Moo-slim, Marxist doesn’t like the US Military, we don’t like him. I wouldn’t piss on him if his eyes were on fire.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 6:29:20 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: MissesBush

I’m shocked there are actually those in our military who would want a picture taken with this President.


26 posted on 01/12/2012 9:03:13 PM PST by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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