Thursday, November 19, 2009

He's not even bothering to hide it anymore

Via Drudge, there is an article in the Washington Post by Anne Kornblut that chronicles Obama's stop in South Korea and his speech to the troops at Osan Airbase.  Maybe it wasn't meant to sound the way it did, and maybe I'm being a little too cynical when it comes to Obama and his speeches to the troops, but you can make your own call:
"You guys make a pretty good photo op," the president said.
He 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.
 Okay, I'm sure that those comments were supposed to be a joke, but I think maybe, considering how he has treated the men and women in uniform in this country, that perhaps it was more truth than joke.  Like when he went to Dover Air Force base with his gaggle of cameras to be filmed showing some kind of care about our troops that he's didn't evince either before or since, I think that he does see our troops as photo ops for himself and the only way he's going to get cheers is by making statements about pay raises.  YMMV.

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