President Barack Obama attends a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., Oct. 29, 2009, for the dignified transfer of 18 U.S. personnel who died in Afghanistan. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • {}+*^ 6y

    Well, since you have been asking for many days now the same questions over and over I thought you would have found them by now...hmmmm....LOL!
  • Vidiot 6y

    Unlike George W. Bush, who never bothered to go.
  • jdog1063 6y

    What a convenient photo-op.
  • Bob Duck 6y

    Sometimes a photo really is worth a thousand words....
  • Sarita Linda 6y

    Yes Jdog1063, I am sure it was very convenient for those men to die, and I am sure those families were happy, dare I say thrilled, to help with this "photo op" Or maybe, just maybe, they were honored to have a president who gives a damn about those dying for their country.

    Try having some dignity and leaving your crap on a page that does not have small children or the dead.
  • Been Buddy Longway 6y

    ... wonderful image.
    Awe inspiring,
    and endearing.
  • fortheloveofamerica 6y

    jdog1063 says:
    What a convenient photo-op.

    Are you actually in the military or are you pulling this out of your ass?

    As someone who is currently in the Air Force that didn't vote for President Obama; I support him as my Commander in Chief. When I saw the news that he went to Dover, it showed all of us soldiers, who put the uniform on EVERYDAY, we have someone in the White House who cares about us. This is not Photo-op, and stop the Obama hate at least on this subject. We are all Americans, and I have the upmost respect for him. Just like I hated when Liberals complained about Bush, nonstop, your kind of thinking makes a lot of us in the military wonder what we are fighting and dying for.
  • Been Buddy Longway 6y

    @Sarah Middlebrook, my Flickr Friend: thanks for your testimonial and grateful comment as a family member of serving marines.

    In my opinion too, the fact that the president did not choose to let this opportunity of "honoring the dead"-ritual pass by, is awe inspiring, so nice, so noble. I feel reverence for the son of Obama senior, again and again, the more I learn about his life story and his identity & behavior...
  • Tom Kaszuba 6y

  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Sacrificing America on the alter of Political correctness , the Obama administration is a danger to our country!

  • Sarita Linda 6y

    You are a racist nazi Vittles.
  • sweetie pie2001 6y

    I have said it once and I will say it again, there's something that smells of rat on those links DisTROLL asks the unsuspecting to read.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    List of victims killed by a terrorist at Fort Hood

    Fort Hood's Deceased

    The fatal victims of the Fort Hood shooting, as released by the Department of Defense on Saturday.

    * 1. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, Md.
    * 2. Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va.
    * 3. Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, Calif.
    * 4. Cpt. Russell Seager, 41, Racine, Wis.
    * 5. Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, Plymouth, Ind.
    * 6. Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, Kiel, Wis.
    * 7. Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, Tillman, Okla.
    * 8. Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tenn.
    * 9. PFC Aaron Nemelka, 19, West Jordan, Utah
    * 10. PFC Michael Pearson, 22, Bolingbrook, Ill.
    * 11. PFC Kham Xiong, 23, St. Paul, Minn.
    * 12. Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, Chicago, Ill.
    * 13. Michael G. Cahill, Cameron, Texas [civilian]
  • jdog1063 6y

    Did Hillary join him at 3:00am?
  • sweetie pie2001 6y

    These two stooges jDAWG and DisTROLL may have been involved in this horrific shooting.
  • Beth Wales 6y

    Flag in Distress/Vitalissue- perhaps you should take note of the post fortheloveofamerica has written above.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    We need more Rep. Like Steve King....Sorry Libs but the truth is the truth.

  • Beth Wales 6y

    Quoting Mr Rush Limbaugh on the present administration:-

    "no foreign enemy comes even as close to frightening them and worrying them as conservatives do in this country. "

    I'm sure that's very true....
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    Is it just me, or does it seem, MOST if not all Left wing progressive Liberals are Anti- American? They PRETEND to be PRO- American when it suits them.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    James Madison :

    "The ultimate authority...resides in the people alone."

    "It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution.
    The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much ...to forget it."


    Samuel Adams :

    "The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards."
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