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President Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq


President Obama is greeted by Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, as he arrives in Baghdad on April 7, 2009. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

By Michael D. Shear
ISTANBUL -- President Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday afternoon, landing on Air Force One in Baghdad at 4:42 p.m. local time after concluding an eight-day overseas tour through Europe.

The unannounced visit to a war zone was a closely guarded secret that was kept from many of the president's staff and the press corps, which had been following him across the globe for the past week.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  April 7, 2009; 10:27 AM ET
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Hey, Taint -- The, what's your standing to call anyone else a coward? Tell me your brave deeds -- besides typing insults anonymously under a grotesquely self-aggrandizing pseudonym.

Because you criticize Obama for cowardice, but you yourself sound like a rat snarling from the safety of his hole under the compost pile.

'Nuff Said! ;~)

Posted by: nodebris | April 8, 2009 1:00 AM | Report abuse

What a COWARD!

Goes where he is pulling out troops;

INSTEAD of where he is planning to SEND THEM!

'Nuff Said! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | April 7, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

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UPDATE:

Air Force One has just crossed into U.S. airspace. Thank goodness!

Posted by: JakeD | April 7, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, he gets back to D.C. okay.

Posted by: JakeD | April 7, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse


TIME TO HEED IKE'S FAREWELL WARNING...


The Iraq visit underscores the dichotomy between candidate Obama and President Obama in the handling of the wars in both Iraq
and Afghanistan.


The fear is that Obama has come under the "ambit of suasion" to which all incoming presidents are subjected.


Some might even posit that POTUS is a constant target of "psy ops" (psychological operations) intended to influence his decision-making.


President Obama would be well advised to re-read Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address, in which he warned of the insidious influence of the "military-industrial complex."


His staff should order an independent review of the environment in and around high government officials to ensure that their mood and behavior is not subject to external alteration or manipulation by technological means.

***

"When you see the abuse of power, you've got to speak."

-- VP candidate Joseph Biden, Aug. 27, 2008, Democratic National Convention


***


Bush-Cheney Constitutional Abuses Continue...


THE EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK:

VIOLATING HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF INNOCENT BUT 'TARGETED' U.S. CITIZENS...

ON THE STREETS OF NYC, DC, PHILLY, BOSTON...

...AND IN CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA.

And federally-funded programs equip and train the "community gang stalkers" who are terrorizing their neighbors as police look the other way -- destroying their livelihoods and degrading their health with widely-deployed microwave radiation ("directed energy") weapons


A parallel array of federal "programs of personal financial destruction" slowly decimate the family finances of "target" families -- surely a factor in the mortgage meltdown that precipitated the global financial crisis.


When victims complain, they are told there is "nothing to investigate."


True -- because federal and local authorities KNOW ALL ABOUT IT.


Will the national press corps -- and Team Obama -- wake up and realize that democracy and middle-class wealth are being stolen at the GRASSROOTS?


http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

http://nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 7, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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