New Book: Obama Disses Troops In Baghdad

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Michael Hastings' new book, The Operators, tells of Obama dissing troops.

    The book describes a visit to Baghdad:

    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?"
  2. Sounds like pure horse shit to me

    Obama pulled the troops out of Baghdad is a better fact based story