Book: Cranky Obama Didn’t Want to Pose for Pictures with Combat Troops

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Remember how President George W. Bush would spend  hours talking to soldiers, comforting their families, and privately sobbing in their presence? Those days are as much a part of history as seven percent unemployment. In his book The Operators, Michael Hastings describes our current commander-in-chief’s desire not to bother himself with the men and women who put their lives on the line for this country every single day. During a visit to a still-raging Baghdad, Obama gave a speech. (Surprise!) Then Hastings describes the scene:

After the talk, out of earshot from the soldiers and diplomats, he starts to complain. He starts to act very un-Obamalike, according to a U.S. embassy official who helped organize the trip in Baghdad.

He’s asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers. He’s asked to sign copies of his book. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?”

Yes, that’s pretty much the size of it. But don’t question his patriotism….

(H/T: BuzzFeed.)

11 comments to Book: Cranky Obama Didn’t Want to Pose for Pictures with Combat Troops

  • Overtheline

    This man has no class unlike the Bush family. I cringe every time I hear his name.

    Also…I really do not like this new format. To many glitches.

  • Templar

    What will it take for eyes to be opened as to the Treasonist acts of this usuper? Imagine the Commander in Chief not being proud of our American men and women! This fraud of a "president" is no more president to America than Chavez. Let our troops realize Obama is not on our side but takes the side of the enemy. Expect at some time this traitor to tell American soldiers to fire upon US citizens when the time comes. Obama, Holder, Pelosi, Clinton are changing America to a Islamic-communist and entitlement country. The only way obama will win is through Fraud. Obama expects re-election, then Biden steps down, Clinton becomes VP without having to be scrutinized or voted on. Biden takes over as State Secretary taking over Hillary's post. Obama eventually gets impeached, and walla Clinton becomes president without being elected or scrutinized for her signing of a small arms treaty with the UN to take Americans right to bare arms. This is all a game with these people. All they do is move from one office to another but they all become career politicians.. Obama with his Identity fraud, Phony social security number and his birth certificate.

    • lily

      I have a hard time even looking at him and his wife. They make me want to puke. They are nothing more than trash with money. You cannot make a silk purse out of a pig's ear.

  • SSG Jughead

    Not many "Combat Arm's" Soldier's would be upset about not getting a photo with this prez. He would find a more receptive audiance with support Soldier's.

  • Carol

    Cranky well what about all the soldiers and families will never ever be the same at the very least he could speak to them and tell them Thank You for giving your life for all of us but no he is cranky.

  • Sonja M

    I can't understand why the politicians refuse to do something about this so called president.

    How dare he complain about the armed forces who put their lives on the line every day so this creep can do what he is doing to this country.

    Something is VERY WRONG in this country.

  • Nancy B

    No suprise here!! Check this out and pass it on!!!

    Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do.

    The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet
    The Press."

    From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008, 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" the then
    Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

    General Bill Ginn, USAF (ret.), asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow
    protocol when the National Anthem is played.

    The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36,
    Chapter 10, Sec. 171…

    During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present
    (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention, facing the flag,
    with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".


    Continued below


    • Nancy B

      'Senator' Obama replied:

      "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking
      sides….." "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag
      is a symbol of oppression…." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message.
      You know, the bombs bursting in air, and all that sort of thing."

      • Nancy B

        Obama continued:, "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less

        parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To

        Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. In my opinion, we

        should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag

        to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to

        disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East

        Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the

        nations of Islam, where peace prevails – – – perhaps a state or period of

        mutual accord could exist between our governments ……"

        continued below

        • Nancy B

          "When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities

          between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from

          disquieting oppressive thoughts . We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations

          of Islam, an unfair injustice, which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag, and

          she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past."

          "Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the

          United States and I have put my hatred aside . I will use my power to bring

          CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look

          forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about

          to overwhelm the United States of America ."

  • Jimmy Dean/TX

    Doesn't surprise me one bit, he's at the point of wanting to be a permanent dictator for the USA, and that is why he is starting his civil war by backing occupy wallstreet creeps, he wants a civil war, so he can cancel the elections all together and tell us how we need him to keep peace, but not a chance – we do not need him and he needs to go on his way back to Chicago with all of the other illegal diplomats like Emanuel – two of a kind – both CROOKS!!!