Wednesday, November 10, 2010
President in Asia
I heard the other day that there are many concerned about how much this trip through Asia is costing the taxpayers. My initial comment was that if this were President Bush no one would have said boo. I was challenged about how the liberal media was always on Bush for spending money. Really? This was a President who was on vacation for more than 1 year out of his 8 years in office and many of those trips made use of Air Force 1. Or how about flying to Iraq for Thanksgiving as a PR stunt. Do you have any idea how much that cost? Or how about landing a fighter on an aircraft carrier that had to be turned around? No it is Obama's trip visiting critical allies in the "war on terror" (India). India is a nuclear power, India is in a small scale war with Pakistan, and India is a critical trading partner, but yet this is a wasteful trip. Every President in recent memory has taken such trips but only Obama is criticized for it. This really shows where the oppenents of the President are at. If they prefer an isolationist policy I'm all for it, but the critics are largely internationalists.