Report: Obama Didn’t Want to Take Photos With the US Troops in Iraq …Update: Obama Tells Troops “You Guys Make a Pretty Good Photo Op”


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Another revolting disclosure…
A new book by Michael Hastings, The Operators, reveals that Barack Obama did not want to take photos with the US troops in Iraq.
Buzz Feed reported:

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 fu*king pictures with them?”

Related… Barack Obama tells US troops, “You guys make a pretty good photo op.”

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  • SeniorD

    So Obama hates the troops. Looking at his record to date, he also hates this country.

  • Black Sabbath

    He really does hate us all, doesn’t he?

  • FurryGuy

    “Cranky Obama”

    Who doesn’t remember a cheesed-off Barry refusing to answer questions during the 2008 campaign, whining about reporters who wouldn’t let him eat his waffles in peace.

  • Remco Kimber

    Well, we don’t want pictures of soldiers, marines, sailors with him either. We despise his character.

    And I don’t want his picture hanging from walls in post offices, federal court houses and so forth any more. Come November my wish will come true.

    From my lips to G_d’s ears,

  • Gus

    My youngest brother is a State Department Official in Baghdad Iraq.

    Obama is scum.

  • StrangernFiction

    What a shocking revelation.

  • Sarge

    Probably afraid they’d urinate on him, too.


  • Jim

    Let’s turn this around – how many in the military would want to have their picture taken with Obama, outside of Arnold, and I don’t mean Hap.

  • bigL

    next time he is in the theatre, and there will be a PR stunt be assured…drop him off in the mine field. He is an expert in everything.
    ( I hate that Colonel tha greets him at the airport in D.c. Always yukking it up with obama. He should be the first to be court-martialled if we ever have a regime change. There is no excuse for that behaviour. Ther is nothing Obama says or does that is funny. )

  • zooomzooom

    Troops = Props to this turd.

  • Screw U Barry

    Fact: A picture really does speak louder than words and our Muslim friend Barry Soetoro has every intention of having a long and profitable life (money, power, comfort) supporting his Muslim interests. Leaving a bunch of evidence in his wake of climbing the ladder of power in world politics isn’t something he looks forward too. Also, I’m sure his future handlers are going to want a clean ‘tool’ which with to send forth to do their bidding – hence, NO gratuitous photo opps please.

    Isn’t America fortunate to have such a patriotic man to lead them?

  • Gus

    Obama is not likable at all. I mean, what’s to like? He’s a poor mans’ Wink Martindale.
    A.k.a a phony with a smile like the grinch.

  • bear

    Hey, there, go easy on the obamster and his (hates everything American) wife. After all, NO self-respecting commie puke would want photos taken with ACTUAL Americans!

  • I wouldn’t cross the street to see that jacka$$

  • So it’s now just Michelle who’s angry….it’s our fearless leader too?

  • pink tie Republican

    We have gone from burning the Japs out of caves in WW2 to burning our own troops for abusing dead Taliban corpses.

  • Practical Jane

    Anyone remember when the Obama’s were on the trail in 2007/08 and they insisted (Michelle specifically) that service personel (military, police, etc) be kept out of sight? That their presense was somehow offensive to the Obamas?

    They don’t like us…any of us. We Americans have always been just an inconvience for this president. He’s just showing it more often these days.

  • Liz

    I don’t care about the troops behaving badly with the dead enemy NEARLY as much as I am disgusted by Obama taking a whimweeee all over our troops AND our constitution. IMPEACH

  • Granny

    Obama is probably afraid that some of those pictures might contain inconveniently placed fingers.

  • Kate

    Neither Obama like the troops. Big surprise. They’re liberals. Look what Obama is doing to the military now. He’s trying to destroy it just like he did the economy. He is working hard to make the US go down the drain. And he wants yet another term to keep working on it. Who is stupid enough to like or vote for this guy?

  • Charlene

    Granny: Good point. I’ll try (living in San Francisco it would probably be easier) to get into an Obama photo op and express by feelings with the universal gesture of contempt!

  • bg


    Breaking The War Mentality by Barack Obama March 10, 1983

    more here, in connecting links & scroll
    threads for more, or not, your choice..


    “a tyranny of the Elite”


  • Ausonius

    In 2000, I was involved in a security detail (not of my choosing) for another democrat presidential hopeful. He insisted that no uniformed police were in camera shot during his public appearances, therefore, the police assigned to be near him were required to wear suit and ties.
    They instinctively do not like the police, since the demonize them in order to pander to their constituents, who one must think also do not like the police.
    I am not suprised if this story is true.
    After all, he “took out obl,” not the seals. Oops, I’m sorry, the white house photo shopped him into the war room photo, as he was too busy playing golf.

  • keithofboston

    barry dispises everything that is America. Especially the military which epitomises American exceptionalism, and it’s not the first time he’s disrespected our men in uniform.

  • Army Dad

    With two sons serving under this pig I’m glad he wont be in any of their pictures!

  • bobdog

    He must have skipped the part about “Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces” when they briefed him in 2008 and jumped ahead to the part about fixing the economy.

  • Mutnodjmet

    Obama: Hits rock bottom, then grabs a jackhammer.

  • Bubba

    Levin is right–when this steaming mushy four coiler is finally flushed out of the WH, there are going to be a flood of revelations of just what a horrible, bitter awful person he is. We already have bits leaking out, but no one has a clue just what kind of an act this piece of sh*t has been putting on to dress up his WH. The guy hates whitey (that’s ALL whites), and hates everything about “America.”

    Four Chief of Staffs? No one can stand to be around this horrid specimen. There’s all these stories about how he’s got a bunker mentality, how he doesn’t like talking to people (ha, get real–people different from him, not the scum he’d love to surround himself with, like Ayers, Chavez and other American haters), and how he doesn’t talk to anyone he doesn’t have to talk to.

    Yup, this corn studded steamy pile of crap is a marvel the likes we have never imagined seeing smelling up the WH.

    It’ll come out, to.

  • DANEgerus

    I got a picture for you… Obama & his Taliban buddies… oh and some urinating US Marines!

  • M Anderson

    #8 January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Jim commented:

    “Let’s turn this around – how many in the military would want to have their picture taken with Obama”
    It doesn’t need turning around. Obama willingly took the job and represents ALL of the U.S.A.’s people, whether he likes it or not. If not, and it is obviously a not, he should be made to leave. Soldiers on the other hand, ARE NOT required to like anybody! Well actually, they are required to do what this prick, who hates them, requires them to do.

  • Wheeze

    and we r all surprised?

  • Jimmy

    He needs to resign.

  • Wouldn’t want to piss off his base ………by taking pictures with troops …………troops only used for photo- ops when needed……just sayin

  • patman

    ” go ahead and cheer too”…

    etched in my memory…

  • bg



    January 11, 2012

    Supreme Court delivers a knockout punch to the White House

    [Wednesday the United States Supreme Court delivered a knockout
    blow to the White House in the cause of religious liberty.

    Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a unanimous court swatted away
    the government’s claim that the Lutheran Church did not have the right
    to fire a “minister of religion” who, after six years of Lutheran religious
    training had been commissioned as a minister, upon election by her

    The fired minister — who also taught secular subjects — claimed
    discrimination in employment. The Obama administration, always
    looking for opportunities to undermine the bedrock of First
    Amendment religious liberty, eagerly agreed.]

    he won’t give up, but neither will JR, thank you president Bush!!


  • FurryGuy

    I remember all too well some video of Clinton, when he was POTUS, onboard a Naval vessel (aircraft carrier I believe) being led around by a gaggle of officers. As Clinton was about to leave a large space through a hatchway, a bunch of the crew was yelling at Clinton to come on over, the crew wanted to shake hands with the CinC. The crew was glad to see the CinC in person.

    The look of pure disgust and revulsion on Clinton’s face before he turned and disappeared through the hatchway showed how little he cared about the troops. All he cared about was getting his ass kissed by a rabble of flag officers.

  • coolidgerules

    Gus commented:
    Obama is not likable at all. I mean, what’s to like? He’s a poor mans’ Wink Martindale.
    A.k.a a phony with a smile like the grinch.

    Hey, I liked Tic-Tac-Dough back in the day. How dare you compare this Marxist piece of Sh*t to Martindale.

  • Adi

    “He starts to act very un-Obamalike”

    Quite the opposite, He was acting very Obamalike.

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  • Adi

    With so many disclosures about Him and His beloved, I think it is time for the Hussein to write another book about Himself.

  • bg


    Gus #12 January 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    so while he’s busy bankrupting US.. an yet to be asked WHERE DID HE GET
    for an answer that will never obviously come (confusing write up, will have
    to red it again)..


  • bg


    re: #41 January 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm bg

    ever obviously come = obviously never come

    have to red it = have to read it

    aah, i tire..


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  • Redlite

    As a retired Army Officer this makes me wanna puke. The Main job of the TOTUS is Commander in Chief. And this scumbag doesn’t want to be with the troops-WTF.

    Bush loved to be with the troops and we loved him for that. After this story gets out to the militaryBarry won’t have to worry about photo op’s with the troops. Because NO ONE will want to be with in a picture with him.

  • bg



    January 12, 2012

    Manning should face court martial
    over WikiLeaks secrets, officer rules

    [News Release

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington Guardian of the Nation’s Capital

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #12-01 DATE: January 12, 2012

    Investigating Officer Provides Recommendation in the Article
    32 Hearing – U.S. Government vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning

    FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, DC – The investigating officer assigned to the Article 32 Hearing for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning forwarded his recommendation to Col. Carl R. Coffman, the Special Court Martial Convening Authority, on Jan. 12, 2012. The investigating
    officer concluded that the charges and specifications are in the proper form and that reasonable grounds exist to believe that the accused committed the offenses alleged. He recommended that the charges be referred to a general court martial.

    The Special Court Martial Convening Authority will now review the investigating officer’s report and determine whether the charges should be disposed of at his level or be forwarded to Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, the General Court Martial Convening Authority for disposition at his level.

    Pfc. Manning is charged with aiding the enemy; wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet knowing that it is accessible to the enemy; theft of public property or records; transmitting defense information; fraud and related activity in connection with computers; and for violating Army Regulations 25-2 “Information Assurance” and 380-5 “Department of the Army Information Security Program.”

    If convicted of all charges, Manning would face a maximum punishment of
    reduction to the lowest enlisted pay grade, E-1; total forfeiture of all pay
    and allowances; confinement for life; and a dishonorable discharge.]


  • bg


    un-Obamalike is Obamalike

    told ya from the get go, he’s a skitzo.. 😛


  • Jennifer

    I agree with #4. Sick of HIS picture up in our VA hospitals! I am glad my husband and I didn’t serve under him, and feel sad for my brothers and sisters who have.

  • FurryGuy

    #45 January 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    bg commented:

    If convicted of all charges, Manning would face a maximum punishment of
    reduction to the lowest enlisted pay grade, E-1; total forfeiture of all pay
    and allowances; confinement for life; and a dishonorable discharge.

    And if convicted the Left will demand he get a Presidential Pardon for wrongful prosecution; damned if he doesn’t get one if the Marxist in Chief is still CinC.

  • gus

    I have never heard a SINGLE LIBTARD EXPLAIN, what it is about Obama, that they like.
    I have never heard a SINGLE LIBTARD EXPLAIN, what about Obama they think is competent in any way.
    I have never heard a SINGLE LIBTARD EXPLAIN, what about Obama qualified him to be President of the United States.

    And I never will.

    Liberals believe in Obama, like a College football fan believes in the schools Mascot.

    He’s cool. He’s cool because he represents all of their hopes and dreams. And fantasies.

  • bigL

    On John Batchelor sun night one commentor was saying that Assange mavened the entire leaks thing. Manning did a sample and Assange told him “ok now get this too” and directed the entire scam.Assange was not a by-stander
    Ksfo and has the show avail for dn load.

  • JustMe

    Odds of seeing this story anywhere in the MSM???

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  • KLD

    Why would this be a surprise? This behavior was obvious before he was elected. I’m glad to see people are seeing through him, but I have to wonder how they missed it to begin with.

  • Nancy

    He has a chip on his shoulder a mile high about this country. He hates it and every one of us living in it that isn’t some kind of parasite.

    If he wins another four years, we and the country are toast.

  • ali

    i am not american, but i hate this man and beleive this man is made by jewish zionists who control us and britain.a bogus man with a crazy wife wh o detested america.but you american have to blame yourselves for letting him in the office,you are so greedy and ignorants,specially your women who goes after the hair like carter or smile like do not care about the world as long you have your food and entertementand what ever your jewish control goverment tells sheeples,you accept it.that is why people of the world hate are fony freinds,unhuman and paws of jews to them,if you want to survive the anger of world people ,you have to change,

  • Gride

    Think that’s bad, imagine how President Ron Paul would act with the troops.

  • Gride

    Hey ali, If you aint American you aint sh*t. Get off our board and go back to your jihad buddies so our American troops can throw a few round in your direction.

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  • Say,..come on now, it should come as no surprise the guys a disloyal. Americans need to part company with the man and install someone who at least likes living here. He and the first lady, well, we still, after all this time of him in office, still really don’t know anything solid on the pair,.. maybe Coast to Coast AM is right.

  • Questionman

    All the racist white people who hate the idea of black people in their “Whitehouse” are leeching right here. Racists one and all! You haters will seize on anything minor to rip on a Black Man, he was obviously tired from trying to whack his balls out of the giant sand trap the official told him he was in, then he got a little pissy when he was told he was actually in Iraq, what’s the big deal?

    He hates soldiers so thats why he ended the illegal war in Iraq and welcomed them home. He hates soldiers so he increased VA services to include TBI and Stress Disorders. He pushed for a jobs program and the First and Second Ladies have worked to help wounded Vets. Oh by the way he’s eventually bringing the troops home from Afghan. But hell hes a Commie a Socialist wasn’t even born in the USA Right?

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