Thursday, October 29, 2009

The President Visits Dover Air Force Base

President Obama flew to Dover Air Force Base in the middle of the night to pay his respects to the Americans killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

The New York Times reports that the family of Army Sergeant Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Indiana agreed to allow media to cover the return of his remains. The Pentagon allows media coverage of the return of fallen service members with family permission.
Photo: Doug Mills/New York Times


Anonymous Edmund Dohnert said...

My steadily sagging opinion of President Obama went up a few notches by his visit to Dover AFB in the wee hours of the morning to honor the returning dead.

This is in start contrast to Bush, who not only never once went to Dover but also tried his best to keep the media from seeing and reporting the image of flag-draped caskets. I always found that quite shameful.

I'm just speculating, but I wonder if this visit could be an early signal that Obama is not going to continue the escalation of our Afghanistan adventure.

4:37 PM, October 30, 2009  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

I don't know whether it signals a decision one way or another, but it is reassuring that Obama has faced the costs of U.S. troop deployment in Afghanistan up close and in person.

7:40 PM, October 30, 2009  

Post a Comment

<< Home