Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photo ops

"The problems plaguing our military hospital system will not be solved with a photo op," Obama said in a statement.  Sen Obama March 30 2007, criticizing Pres Bush at Walter Reed hospital

"I hope, but highly doubt, that President Bush will one day realize that supporting our troops is more than a slogan or a photo op.”  Sen Harry Reid Jul 20 2007

"Iraq is a long way to go for a photo op, but not for President Bush, who is pulling out all the stops to divert public attention from his failed Iraq policies and to keep Congress from demanding that he bring the troops home." New York Times editorial, Sep 5 2007

Video: President Bush's Surprise Photo Op In Iraq  "It's clear that this was nothing more than a chance for the president to use the troops as props"  Crooks and Sep 2 2007

"Remember Bush's Thanksgiving photo-op in Iraq, with soldiers cheering him as he presented turkee? Guess what, that crowd was screened too. Democrat soldiers don't count for much in Bush's military"  Daily Kos Sep 15 2004

"And so he is back from his annual surprise gratuitous photo-op in Iraq, and what a sorry spectacle it was."  Keith Olbermann, Sep 4 2007

"Bush’s photo-op in Baghdad only proves the wisdom of Odom’s judgment. What looked like a triumphant visit by the Commander-in-Chief to the heart of a war zone, was actually a desperate attempt to garner support for a failed mission."  Mike Whitney June 19 2006

"The American people and our brave troops deserve better than a photo-op for the president and a pep-rally about Iraq."  Sen Harry Reid, Oct 14 2005

"You guys make a pretty good photo op," the president (Obama) said.

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