Honor and Support the Troops? Nah, They’re Just Stage Props!
Obama reached – or bowed – down to lower than low levels when visiting Osan Air Base in South Korea.
Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time), and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures.
“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.
Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed “the gratitude of the American public” and said his meetings in four countries over eight days in Asia will help deliver a “safer more prosperous world for all of us.”
He got a huge cheer when he told them he was increasing military pay. “That’s what you call an applause line,” he said, before boarding his jet and taking off at 4:11 p.m.
I’m only surprised that he didn’t flip them the bird, literally, since he already is doing so figuratively. It seems he is going to continue to dither as well:
President Barack Obama will not announce his decision on sending more troops to Afghanistanbefore the Thanksgiving holiday, senior aides said on Thursday.
Who has time to make pesky little life or death decisions? There are photo ops to be had!! And easy applause lines to be spoken in order to stroke one’s ego!
The troops make a pretty good photo op? Well, do you know what you make, Obama? A pretty awful example of a human being. In your defense, at least you are succeeding at being a pretty good example of a Worst President Ever. I suggest you stay far away from Jimmy Carter; he’s going to be ticked that you stole that crown from him.
I have a great idea for a photo op. Me, popping you in the nose. Kindly arrange for it. Thanks.