President Obama made an unscheduled trip outside Washington early this morning to join a ceremony marking the return of recent U.S. war dead from Afghanistan.The president, wearing a dark suit and long, dark overcoat and accompanied by a few aides, flew in the Marine One helicopter about 80 miles east to Dover Air Force Base, where a C-17 is scheduled to arrive in a few minutes, bearing the bodies of 18 U.S. personnel killed early this week.
The president made the trip as his administration continues its now two-month-long deliberations on military strategy and troop strength.
The casualties include three Drug Enforcement Administration* agents and seven Army soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed and eight soldiers were killed in a separate incident involving an explosive device hitting their Stryker personnel vehicle.
My deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers and DEA Agents. Twenty years ago, there but for the grace of God . . .
My question is this; and I hesitate to bring it up because it might sound like I’m making a mockery of the war dead — and that’s certainly not my intent. But you have to wonder — why is President Obama, who easily loathes the military just as much (if not more) than the Clintons; why is he even bothering to acknowledge the sacrifices of these brave soldiers and agents?
Is it because:
- President Narcissist has finally seen the light, and is acknowledging their sacrifices?
- It was a great opportunity for a photo-op?
- Each one of these newly-deceased soldiers represents another new vote fro the Chicago machine?
I wish I could tell you — because I don’t think anybody is buying this act.