December 6, 2009
Obama Photo Op Air Brushed -- Without PhotoShop
Posted by The MaryHunter at December 6, 2009 9:57 AM
Dear Leader Barack Obama, never one to turn down a chance to use his despised military for a photo op, may have offended our armed services more than usual:
When President Obama spoke to troops at Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base last month, the unit there parked a shiny new F-22 fighter plane in the hangar. But according to multiple sources, White House aides demanded the plane be changed to an older F-15 fighter because they didn't want Obama speaking in front of the F-22, a controversial program he fought hard to end.
"White House aides actually made them remove the F-22-said they would not allow POTUS to be pictured with the F-22 in any way, shape, or form," one source close to the unit relayed.
The airmen there took offense to the Obama aides' demand, sources told The Cable, seeing it as a slight to the folks who are operating the F-22 proudly every day.
"It's one thing to be against further production; quite another to slight the folks who are flying them in the operational world," one source said, adding that "the F-15 pictured was put into service roughly around the same period when Obama graduated from college. It's vintage."
Whether or not you agree with the need for additional F-22s, the insult to those brave pilots who fly them every day can't help but cause further ripples of disgust among the military for this anti-military president. It's doubtful that he will ever learn that the United States Armed Forces are NOT to be trifled with.