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megimoo
04-27-2009, 05:50 PM
White House Apologizes for Air Force Flyover

Video of AF1 Buzzing New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbDXgVXHp4U

An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for the one regularly used by the president, flew low over parts of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters, so Air Force photographers could take pictures high above the New York harbor. But the exercise — conducted without any notification to the public — caused momentary panic in some quarters and led to the evacuation of several buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City. By the afternoon, the situation had turned into a political fuse box, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg saying that he was... not advised .

Updated, 5:08 p.m. | An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for the one regularly used by the president, flew low over parts of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters, so Air Force photographers could take pictures high above the New York harbor.

But the exercise — conducted without any notification to the public — caused momentary panic in some quarters and led to the evacuation of several buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City. By the afternoon, the situation had turned into a political fuse box, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg saying that he was “furious” that he had not been told in advance about the flyover.

At 4:39 p.m. Monday, the White House issued an apology for the flyover. Louis E. Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, who served in the Clinton administration as secretary of the Army, said in a statement:



http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/air-force-one-backup-rattles-new-york-nerve/

AHeneen
04-27-2009, 06:46 PM
With the advent of Photoshop, why couldn't they do this somewhere else and combine the photo of AF1 with aerial images of New York?

Odysseus
04-27-2009, 07:02 PM
This may be the first time Obama has apologized to Americans. :D

asdf2231
04-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Flying a jumbo jet over downtown NYC post 9/11.

Without telling people.

Smartest Administration Evah.

megimoo
04-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Flying a jumbo jet over downtown NYC post 9/11.

Without telling people.

Smartest Administration Evah.They did notify Bloombergs office but they didn't notify/ask his promission so he is pissed !

asdf2231
04-27-2009, 07:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0tMMYEkQU&feature=channel_page


JHC. :mad:

Odysseus
04-27-2009, 09:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0tMMYEkQU&feature=channel_page


JHC. :mad:

A jumbo jet pursued by a fighter over NYC? No, nothing worrisome about that. :rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
04-28-2009, 07:20 AM
Another eeeeeevil plan by Lord Rove to make the current
Administration look bad works perfectly..../DU mode off.

:D

SaintLouieWoman
04-28-2009, 08:07 AM
Their stupidity knows no bounds. Doesn't this make you sleep better at night, knowing that the gang that can't shoot straight is in charge? :rolleyes::eek:

asdf2231
04-28-2009, 08:16 AM
This is one of the most singularly stupid acts I have ever seen an Administration perform.

Seriously.

Why didn't they do a high speed fly-over of the Pentagon while they were at it? :rolleyes:

stsinner
04-28-2009, 09:00 AM
They did notify Bloombergs office but they didn't notify/ask his promission so he is pissed !

This news report video (http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/military.jets.nyc.2.995375.html) says that Bloomberg wasn't notified-that it was a, "Breakdown in communications." The NYPD was notified but told not to disclose the information.. How stupid. Heads need to roll. One of the stupidest and callous things I've ever seen.

Molon Labe
04-28-2009, 11:18 AM
I thought Obama had a genius IQ and was the smartest President......Guess this is above our comprehension. :rolleyes:

Odysseus
04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
I thought Obama had a genius IQ and was the smartest President......Guess this is above our comprehension. :rolleyes:

No, it turns out that the guy who runs his teleprompter has a genius IQ. :D