First of all, my respect and gratitude to the fallen serviceman pictured here.
Using the troops again, Obama? 😡
The Mudville Gazette has the story, and a screenshot. The New York Times originally posted this article reporting on the President’s midnight trip to Dover AFB with a crowd of photographers:
The images and the sentiment of the president’s five-hour trip to Delaware were intended by the White House to convey to the nation that Mr. Obama was not making his Afghanistan decision lightly or in haste….the event was a photo-op exploitation…’
Only one of the fifteen families allowed Obama to be photographed with their fallen family member.
But then the NYT changed to story to this:
The trip was a symbolic one for Mr. Obama, given the gravity of his coming announcement of a new strategy for Afghanistan. The image of the commander in chief standing on a darkened tarmac, offering a salute to one of the soldiers, highlighted the poignancy of a decision he is facing.
All about Image, Nothing of Substance
While he plays golf, sits on a decision about Afghanistan for “fore” months, and supposedly ‘evolves’ his viewpoint, essentially not making a decision, he uses a photograph and his media lap dogs to convey the image that he is serious. And…?
Liz Cheney wonders why photographers at such a somber event?
Not everyone is fooled by the photos, especially NowPublic.
He’s the make-believe CIC.