Barack Obama’s announcement that the United States will intervene in Syria’s civil war is a win-win for the Regime. It’s an “Oh yeah?” to Bill Clinton’s calling the man-child “president” a wuss. Plus, it keeps people from noticing this story, as reported by the Washington Post:
When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances.
Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close. …
Apparently a whistleblower gave the goods on this trip to the WaPo.
Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey, who was not authorized to speak for attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for the trip, does not specify costs.
What? You think $60-$100 million is too much to spend so that the Obamas can take another international trip? C’mon, Bitter Clingers. They cancelled the safari they had planned. Also from the WaPo article:
The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document. But the White House canceled the safari Wednesday after inquiries from The Post about the trip’s purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Of course, as far as the safari thing is considered, Moochelle has been there done that. Back in 2011, she and an intimate group of 21 family members and staff went to South Africa and Botswana. The use of Air Force alone for that little excursion cost $424,142. Remember when her Royal Wideness lectured a group of Ohio women to avoid high-paying careers in corporate America in favor of “public service” like teaching or social work? She favored another version of public service, that of the politically-connected, six-figure no-show gig, followed by her current royal turn.
Have their ever been a pair of more repellant phonies than these two? If you offer the Clintons, I’ll give you that. Point taken.