President Barack Obama listens during a meeting about the current situation in Pakistan Oct. 7, 2009 in the Situation Room of the White House. Left to right, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Vice President Joe Biden; the President; National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Director of National Intelligence Adm. Dennis C. Blair (partially obscured); and CIA Director Leon Panetta.

(Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Middle, can't you see how BITTER you are toward anyone who disagrees with you.
    I still say most at the table are, "BORED" and half asleep while dozzzing off

    Two of them look half awake, Biden and Hillary
  • Bob Tilden 6y

    Thanks for the alternate view. I stand corrected, it's not a laptop...
  • Sarita Linda 6y

    Me bitter, haha, no not me. Disgusted by racism, you bet. I don't agree with that thinking at all, so yes I disagree with you.
  • Bon Royale 6y

    It looks kinda surreal. The only black guy in the room is also the absolute boss. Sights like this don't happen often in America---which explains why Vitalissue and her look-alikes are so scared out of their minds. Vitalissue, get used to seeing a black boss 'cos there would come many more. Obama is only the first AA to be president, there will be 'second, third,....ad infinitum' AA as US President. That's what your fear is about.

    Vitalissue, in case you didn't know, let me throw this at you. During Obama's second term, he's gonna issue an executive order to enslave whites in retaliation for African slavery. Have you heard that? Are you scared? So I am.
  • {}+*^ 6y

    Not only is Vittles afraid of the president, but also his wife! You should read her "racist" comments on earlier photos. It goes beyond comprehension.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    But But you sound bitter....and you make things up!

    You sound like those bitter commutators on MSLSD who are not happy unless they are lieing and putting down Sarah Palin.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Ron Bon, you should be a comedian, hahahahaha thanks for the laugh.
    Honestly Ron Bon what is surreal about that picture...You seem to be living in the past....you guys have to get with it in the 21st Century

    Why are you guys hung-up on black people? It is part of our American Culture to have a diversity of people and culture and lots of different kinds of food dishes and so on. That is what makes us American. AND we CAN laugh at ourselves without animosity.

    So what is your problem??
  • sgtpepper23 6y

    **Don't feed the trolls**
  • {}+*^ 6y

    Vittles, the "village Idiot"....just take a look at your photo stream and of your racist comments on this stream and one instantly knows you have huge problems. You are a racist and you are delusional. Did you take the right dosage of your meds today?

    Sarah Palin...who is that your cousin? You like being beaten eh? Does it make you feel good?
  • Blue387 6y

    Vittles is just off his medication. I'll call the orderly and he'll give you the right dosage.
  • Sarita Linda 6y

    Did I just read Vitals comment correctly?? Did she just ask why we have a "hang up" ? Do we need to bring up the red dress comment again??

    Vital, that comment was not funny, that commentt was racist. And that is why we can not "all just get along".

    And if I wanted to make things up, I would just quote Fox Noise.
  • Richard Wanderman 6y

    Please folks, in the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize, let's play nice in these threads and short of that, don't feed the trolls.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    See what I mean....BITTER BITTER BITTER and nonsense ...making stuff up! All in your head Summer
  • {}+*^ 6y

    Yes, exactly, like I am making up this fact, that this President just won the Nobel Peace Prize....shooting for the star of peace!
  • John W. Iwanski 6y

    I think it's time to recognize that rotten children thrive on attention. No more feeding the trolls for me.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Yes, why do you have this hang-up about race....you seem to think that everything is race related if someone disagrees with your Dear Leader because he is half black or because his wife is black.

    As I said before...different races are getting along just fine....it's the progressive socialist libs that are making an issue out of race.

    Honestly Summer ...GET with the program and take yourself OUT of the PAST!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    You live in a world of fantasy ....I feel sorry for you....thank goodness most people are not braindead.
  • {}+*^ 6y

    Yes, I agree Chicago Man!!
  • smartlaw84 6y

    Always Coca Cola...lol
  • flkrCache 6y

    That's a special privilege given to Coca Cola. And to whom is that bottle of water serving? Obama or Biden? Don't they trust the tap water provided by the Department of Water and Power? BTW, Robert Gates looks bored.
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