Re: Obama in Afganistan
I seem to remember Bush fils flying to Baghdad on Thanksgiving (unannounced) for a photo op of him "serving" the troops their Thanksgiving dinner. The picture was of him holding a platter with a big roast turkey. The turkey, natch, was inedible, since it had been tarted up for the camera by the food stylists — greased with motor oil and the like for the cameras. After the photo op, he flew back to DC and the grunts got their Thanksgiving dinner -- processed turkey loaf and wonder bread stuffing, topped with instant gravy, I'm sure, with canned cranberry sauce on the side.
The right, was, ecstatic, about this show of "support for the troops", IIRC. Funny that they're whining about Obama doing the same sort of thing.
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