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Was Obama’s Iraq Visit Staged?

Posted by cann0nba11 on April 12, 2009

The AP reports: “The war-zone photo opportunity produced a stunning show of appreciation for Obama from military men and women who have made great sacrifices, many serving repeated tours in a highly unpopular war.”

Stunning is an appropriate word since it appears that the scene was staged like a Broadway play. A sergeant at the event said “We were pre-screened, asked by officials ‘Who voted for Obama?’, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.”

Would Obama do such a thing? Since he is all about flash over substance I say hell yes he would.Were soldiers pre-screened? Were Obama voters placed at the front of the crowd? Is there fire for this smoke? Will the press cover it? I doubt it, but something similar occurred under the Evil Bushbot and it was covered even by the evil Faux News. And, as reported by Flopping Aces the Bush scandal was not a scandal at all, yet it was covered ad nauseum. To quote from this article, “Now there is evidence that Obama perpetrated an actual fraud right under the watching eyes of the press, handpicking Obama voters to represent on television the views of our soldiers, and the press reports nothing but the fraudulent story.”

Let’s hear it for transparency. Go ahead, keep the change.


5 Responses to “Was Obama’s Iraq Visit Staged?”

  1. The Center Square said

    One, if you trace back through all the links, it will take you to This blog cites an unspecified and undocumented email that reads, “We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.” Not to say that the blog is lying, but just let it be understood that the underlying source of this claim cannot be verified. I could just as easily create a post saying the opposite, couldn’t I?

    Two, even if true, this claim actually CONFIRMS that the soldiers seen with Pres. Obama were sincerely enthusiastic in their support of him. No surprise here. Surely, even before this event, no one thought that EVERY soldier supported him.

    And finally, let’s not be surprised that Obama is a politician too. I argued with left-wing critics who attacked Bush for staging these kinds of political events, and I’ll argue against right-wingers now for the same reason.

  2. cann0nba11 said

    I agree CenterSquare, the sergeant quote is not verified. But given the amount of ridiculously flawed new the mainstream media has reported based on equally unverified/unnamed sources, I’m comfortable posting this link. It’s not like I get many visitors. 🙂

    And, if it is true, yes, he met with energetic supporters (those that voted for him). But none of the actual press reports stated it as a “meeting with Obama voters,” it was presented as a surprise visit that showed how popular Obama is among the military. Smoe, mirrors, a.k.a. bull.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. Bob Smith said

    Center Square, the underpinning of the MSM is anonymous sources, which are unverified and undocumented to those outside any spoecific entity within the MSM (like the New York Times).

    Often the New York Times, WaPo, washington Times and so on will get their info from anonymous sources, just like this email. We don’t know if the email is legit, just like we often don’t know if those anonymous sources are legit.

    In the end, if its good enough for NYT and WaPo, its good enough for Macsmind. It just works that way.


  4. The Center Square said

    Well said. Thanks for the thoughtful conversation.

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