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Monday, May 28, 2018

US President's And Our Troops (Would Trump Care To Visit?)



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Image result for presidents who visited the troopsEarly today I ran across the following image on social media. My first inclination was to merely scroll by the image and mental write-it-off as no surprise. But then that would mean I, along with far too many Americans, are starting to acclimate to the most horrific display of national leadership in the history of the United States.

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Today is Memorial Day in America; a day worthy of thought, reflective contemplation, and reverence for those who served and sacrificed to the maximum.  
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An initial thought was: well how often did President Obama show international leadership and respect for our troops overseas via visiting foreign nations?  Of course, a full comparison of the image is impossible since Obama has never owned a "county club (resort properties with golf courses). Our question was answered via a quick Google search


2010
March 28
President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, flying on Air Force One from Camp David to Bagram Air Base, and then flew on by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul to meet with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan. During his visit, Obama also spoke with troops, and met with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and General Stanley A. McChrystal. Obama previously visited eastern Afghanistan in July 2008, during his campaign in the 2008 presidential election.[91]
2011
AustraliaAustraliaCanberraDarwinNovember 16–17The two-day state visit was President Obama's first official visit to Australia—previously scheduled trips were canceled due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The aim of the visit was to strengthen the Australian American relations and promoting security in the Pacific. ......In Darwin participated in a wreath laying ceremony with Prime Minister Gillard at USS Peary Memorial and delivered remarks to Australian troops and U.S. Marines. During his stay in Australia Obama also participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, met with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, and held a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, where he also participated in a tree dedication ceremony.
2012
South Korea South KoreaOsanSeoulMarch 25–27President Obama visited South Korea to take part in the Nuclear Security Summit, in Seoul. After landing at Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, Mr. Obama traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he greeted some of the 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea. He visited Observation Post Ouellette, a hilltop border post ringed with sandbags, overlooking the heavily fortified, brown hills of the North Korean countryside. 
AfghanistanAfghanistanBagramKabulMay 1–2President Obama visited Afghanistan during an unannounced surprise night visit on the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden to sign a strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and the United States of America, to spend time with U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and to address the American people from Bagram Air Base to lay out his plans for responsible ending the war in Afghanistan. The president landed at Bagram Air Base at 10.20 p.m. local time in Afghanistan,[286]spent six hours in the country[287] and had been flying out of Afghanistan at about 4:25 a.m. Afghanistan time.[288] He flew from Bagram by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul[289] to hold a bilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai and delivered remarks before the signing of the strategic partnership agreement. After the signing he returned by helicopter to Bagram Air base. Here he spoke with U.S. troops, visited wounded soldiers at a hospital on Bagram Air Base, where he awarded 10 Purple Heart decorations, and spoke by radio to military personnel in other parts of the country who were involved in arranging his trip. President Obama then addressed his fellow American citizens from the air base and returned afterwards to the United States by use of Air Force One.
2014
Philippines PhilippinesManilaApril 28–29On April 29, 2014, the President delivered remarks at Fort Bonifacio, where he met with American and Filipino troops,[404] and attended a wreath-laying ceremony and toured the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.
Afghanistan AfghanistanBagramMay 25–26President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he visited with U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram.
Comparisons as such as fruitless without clear examples of relevance.

"I will be too busy t play golf."






Did he say "your champion?"  Champions in the Oval Office visit our troops.

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Memorial Day for somepeople  is a serious matter and the day far exceeds the overt flying of Flags from garage doors. The days also carries commemorations well beyond a president laying a wreath to the Unknown Soldier and, or, visiting Walter Reed Hospital. For the US President, the spirit of Memorial Day involves serious concern about our troops, overt support for our troops and, yes, occasional visits to those who are actively serving in foreign lands. 

Well, I suppose really shouldn't be surprised.

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And, on Memorial Day 2018, Trump goes here via Twitter.  How sad! Happy Memorial Day?  Happy?  Serioulsy?



In the end, Trump spent Memorial Day lying to graduates of the Naval academy.  Politifact

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