Obama pays tribute to fallen troops arriving from Afghanistan.

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    Oct 29, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
    Well It's no secret that I am not a big Obama supporter, but I will say that when I woke up this morning to see this on CNN... The Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces going to meet the bodies of our fallen men & women in uniform... I got a little teary-eyed. 4 yrs of JROTC (Highly Decorated Officer and at one point Battalion Staff Member) taught me a lot and I always thank our troops for serving.. no matter where it is. With that said, He earned my respect with this. I will keep this image in my head for a very very long while. I lost the love of my life on 9-11 so I strongly believe in and support the War in Afghanistan my only hope is that he will take the advice of his generals and give them the 40k+ troops that are needed. I have family (cousins & best friends) serving over seas so to them and those whom serve, have served, or given the the ultimate for our country, Thank You to you and your families.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/29/dover.bodies/index.html
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    Mr. Obama is the first modern President to receive the bodies of the fallen. Only one other President has gone to Dover to do this, and that was Bill Clinton, accepting the bodies of Ron Brown and others who died in that plane crash in Africa, not any uniformed soldiers.

    Why was this such a problem for President Bush? I see no harm or disrespect here...
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidMr. Obama is the first modern President to receive the bodies of the fallen. Only one other President has gone to Dover to do this, and that was Bill Clinton, accepting the bodies of Ron Brown and others who died in that plane crash in Africa, not any uniformed soldiers.

    Why was this such a problem for President Bush? I see no harm or disrespect here...


    Yup. You hit it right on. I honestly felt a little disapointed in Bill when I read up on that. Thats the other reason why I really really hope he does kick some ass and take names while doing it. Most people think I can't/won't support him period... not true. I didn't agree with his positions but like any other man on this world... he can always earn my respect. Let me tell you... He has even before this but really... I hope this is a good indicator of things to come.
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    Total Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.


    In the back of my mind that has slightly been in my thought but I gotta believe better than that. I have to give him... any human being more credit than that.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidMr. Obama is the first modern President to receive the bodies of the fallen. Only one other President has gone to Dover to do this, and that was Bill Clinton, accepting the bodies of Ron Brown and others who died in that plane crash in Africa, not any uniformed soldiers.

    Why was this such a problem for President Bush? I see no harm or disrespect here...



    The plane crashed in Croatia.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    Class move by the President. And far more respectful and appropriate than clowning around in a flightsuit, as his idiot predecessor did.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:27 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew said
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.


    In the back of my mind that has slightly been in my thought but I gotta believe better than that. I have to give him... any human being more credit than that.


    Not this man. He is worse than Jimmy Carter in the photo-op department.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    jerzeybum saidClass move by the President. And far more respectful and appropriate than clowning around in a flightsuit, as his idiot predecessor did.


    Oh don't remind me about that... I went on a 30 minuet rant in spanish no less on how stupid he looked doing that.... I made my grandmother so proud even if I was so pissed.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    I don't like to see anyone coming back from war in a coffin. I'm scared for my sister's husband who just got deployed weeks ago...
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.



    Would you call it a photo-op if it were Bush doing it?
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.



    Would you call it a photo-op if it were Bush doing it?

    yup.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.


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    Oct 29, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.


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    That was BS too.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.



    Would you call it a photo-op if it were Bush doing it?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good question !!!! To me this shows that Obama sincerely cares deeply for the lives of those who are under his authority as Commander in Chief. This also causes me to think highly of his laboring over the current dicision whether or not to send more troops to Afghanistan. I'd be will to bet that the current decision making process he is going on over the war was one reason why he went to honor those soldiers. This man is a good president for this time in our history.
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    realifedad said
    wrestlervic said
    JP85257 saidTotal Photo-op. Obama doesnt give a flyin fuck.



    Would you call it a photo-op if it were Bush doing it?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good question !!!! To me this shows that Obama sincerely cares deeply for the lives of those who are under his authority as Commander in Chief. This also causes me to think highly of his laboring over the current dicision whether or not to send more troops to Afghanistan. I'd be will to bet that the current decision making process he is going on over the war was one reason why he went to honor those soldiers. This man is a good president for this time in our history.


    My bf and I were just talking about that actually and both agree that is most likely why he went there. It is playing in his mind and I think he wanted to send a non-verbal cue to us that he seriously is debating this. CNN is reporting that he's going to say send a significantly less number of troops to Afghanistan. Im not so sure I am down with that. I say listen to the generals and get it done right or just bring them home already. Anything short of 40k is disaster.
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    Oct 30, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    I am no fan of Obama for many of his policies, but he was wonderful to do this.

    And Jarhead -- I know you asked about why Bush didn't do this. I had read before (and heard again this evening on the news) that Bush purposely did not go out of what he felt was respect for the families -- he wanted to allow them to receive their dead in private. He also met with many families later and I believe wrote handwritten letters to countless family members of lost military members. Each President chooses his own way, I guess.