“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” – President Obama to the troops


Yes, that is what he actually said. He also “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.” If you want someone’s support, you pay them off. Don’t get me wrong, I believe our excellent military should be paid very well for what they do, but Obama has contempt for our military. He is still dithering on his decision to send more troops per General McChrystal until after Thanksgiving. To this president, it is all about the photo opp or bribing people to get on board with his agenda.

SEOUL — President Barack Obama will not announce his decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan before the Thanksgiving holiday, senior aides said on Thursday.

The news came as the president greeted 1,500 troops at Osan Air Base in South Korea, just before boarding Air Force One and heading back to Washington after an eight-day Asia trip.

Obama and his top military and diplomatic aides have been deliberating for months over how to proceed in Afghanistan, where the United States and its partners have sought for eight years to defeat the Taliban and deny al-Qaeda a safe haven from which it can plan and launch attacks.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/19/AR2009111900904_pf.html

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