A few days have passed since President Obama returned from his surprise visit to Afghanistan. While the economy sinks into ever dangerous territory, and numerous critical issues remain undecided in the Halls of Congress, our president went to visit our brave troops serving in Afghanistan. Are you kidding me?
It is reported in just about every newspaper and electronic news outlet that this, like previous presidential visits, was a super-secret trip due to obvious and serious security issues. What is astounding is the timing, because our President needed to be in Washington for those approximately 36 hours to support essential actions by both Houses of Congress before the long Christmas recess and the swearing in of new Representatives and Senators in January. Could he have made the morale boosting visit after the recess…or at the weekend?
In these tight economic times Obama traveled half-way around the world at a cost of several millions of dollars, to do exactly what he did insofar as meeting with Afghan President Karzai is concerned. Due to weather in Kabul (where they both were) they held discussions via a “secure” video link. They could have done the same from the White House to Kabul.
I think this guy just doesn’t get it. The American taxpayer is left holding the bag for the cost of a very pricey trip. Certainly this visit had been pre-planned for a month or so, but it could have been prudently delayed in light of current circumstances.
It is your Commander’s personal opinion that for one who constantly chimes Climate Change controls he must have by far the single largest personal carbon footprint on the planet due to his many jaunts.
Rome (USA) is burning economically while Nero (Obama) fiddles. I do not know about you, but I cannot wait for the November 2012 Presidential Election to vote this devious, hidden-agenda, inexperienced politician out of office.