4/28/2009

A Mistake? That's an Understatement!!!


A photo-op over the Manhattan skyline that sent thousands of New Yorkers running for their lives has officials in Washington, D.C., running for cover.

Many New Yorkers on Tuesday were asking what the Obama administration could have been thinking when it authorized an Air Force One backup plane to fly over the city for photos capturing the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

The 747 plane, with an F-16 escort following close behind, circled the Statue of Liberty and the skyline near the World Trade Center site for about a half-hour. Offices were evacuated. Emergency call centers were inundated. Witnesses reported that the planes were flying dangerously low

The site evoked memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and left White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera accepting responsibility and apologizing late Monday for permitting the exercise that infuriated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had not been alerted to the flyover.

President Obama, who was meeting with FBI Director Robert Mueller and other senior officials at the FBI on Tuesday, called the photo-op "a mistake."


Just leave it to the sophomoric amateurs running the White House to pull an idiotic stunt like this one. Since they got a pass on all the blunders they have made overseas I guess they figured they would try making some huge ones here and see how they would play to the kool-aid drunk masses. And by the way, this little stunt cost you and me (the taxpayers) $328,000.

10 comments:

Brooke said...

Another oopsie by the Obama.

Yeah, right.

Chuck said...

Just more idiocy

Leslie said...

It's strange though. Will have to watch and think on it because the whole thing seems really rather odd. I don't know if I should chalk it up as a moronic accident or something else.

Z said...

Man, I just read this and suddenly thought "was he sending a message by having a plane fly over NYC so low again?" And to whom?

I can't think about it.

The Merry Widow said...

Unless someone has a really sick sense of humor...
G*D bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

Ducky's here said...

This the best you got?

Trivia.

Chucklenuts got us into a situation where the Taliban is advancing and threatening to gain control in a nuclear armed Pakistan and this is the kind of thing the far right fringe goes on about?

Funny priorities.

Papa Frank said...

And why don't you tell the families of the thousands who died on 9/11 and were terrified that their nightmare was about to be relived that this is only trivia.

Yehudi said...

Getting out my favorite duck-hunting shotgun again....

Papa Frank said...

The left has never cared about America nor her people. It's not wabbit season so it must be......

Leslie said...

You know I watched a video clip of the people running in fear at the sight of the low flying plane. It is not trivial. And the story will unravel, just like every other deceitful and underhanded thing this administration is working on.

And if 'far right fringe' is the term you want to use, go for it. Because we 'far right fringe' are the only ones standing up for the freedoms that people like YOU in this country enjoy.