Obama Tells Troops: "You Guys Make a Pretty Good Photo-Op"

A Good Photo Op–
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during a rally with troops at Osan Air Base in South Korea November 19, 2009. Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak called on North Korea on Thursday to return to stalled nuclear talks and end its atomic ambitions in return for massive economic aid. (REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak)

The president greeted 1,500 troops at Osan Air Base in South Korea today telling them:

“You guys make a pretty good photo op.”

The Washington Post buried the line, via Free Republic:

Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time), and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures.

“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.

Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed “the gratitude of the American public” and said his meetings in four countries over eight days in Asia will help deliver a “safer more prosperous world for all of us.”

Of course, this surprises no one.

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