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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:01 PM
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PHOTOS Behind the scenes with Obama in Iraq (Time Magazine)
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After a five-nation European trip, President Obama and his staff decided to make an unscheduled stop in Iraq.

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Before landing in Baghdad, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Joe Clansy go over every detail of the trip to insure both the President's and the staff's safety.

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Obama hugs a soldier before addressing troops at Camp Victory.

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President Obama greets a young man who returned to his unit after losing his arm in the line of duty.

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During his visit, President Obama addressed the soldiers at Camp Victory.

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Soldiers peer through a backdrop to try to catch a glimpse of the President.

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More at http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1890126,0...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:03 PM
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1. Gawd, I love those soldiers.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 05:19 PM
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6. I know, huh. What they've
been through in the name of our country.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 07:36 PM
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12. baby faces, all. they are ours. That boy without an arm blows me away. what a
sensitive gesture to hold his prosthesis for him. Obama is kind.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:03 PM
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2. That bald Secret Service guy has been with Obama since early in the campagin
He must be Obama's favorite. I noticed he also got to sit close to Obama at the basketball game. And I see him there on the plane too. I bet they're best buds :)
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:13 PM
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3. Do you mean Reggie Love, his personal assistant ("body man")?
He's African-American; played basketball for Duke ...
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:14 PM
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4. No the White Bald Secret Service Agent.
Whenever you see Obama shaking hands, he's usually right behind him
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 05:13 PM
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5. Gee, I wish those soldiers could hide their disdain a little better.....










:sarcasm:

:D
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 05:19 PM
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7. Blue collar crew outnumber the White collar crew 10 to 1......
Same guy wearing the white shirt in both pics...and he's the only one! :rofl:



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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:11 PM
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8. Does anyone know what the tall tan tube-things on top of each car are for?
Edited on Wed Apr-08-09 06:12 PM by Phx_Dem
I'm guessing it's some sort of protective or radar device? Just curious if anyone knows. More pics at link below.




http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/gallery/2009/04/obama-...

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:28 PM
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9. I don't know but
I would guess that they are for picking up satellite cellphone/radio signals
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 05:54 PM
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19. I think you're right. I was thinking maybe some high tech gizmo
to ward off incoming missle fire. LOL! Actually, I wish!

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khal02 Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:36 PM
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10. Beau
I was wondering why the Prez is so happy hugging the soldier in Pic 3 and I realized the back of the head looks like it might be Beau Biden. Can someone confirm if it's him or not?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 07:46 PM
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15. Looks like Beau's square cut to me......
So I think you are correct on this!
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:58 PM
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21. thought and about to post the same thing - welcome to DU. nt
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:01 PM
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22. photo of Beau Biden at deployment ceremony and Dem. convention
Edited on Thu Apr-09-09 09:03 PM by Muttocracy
from daylife.com archive

...
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:38 PM
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23. hmmmm - looks like it could be Beau.
Too bad we can't see his face.

Welcome to DU :)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 03:00 PM
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25. that is Beauy, for sure.
No boutadoubtit.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:38 PM
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11. Man, that's not a bad ride he's got.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 07:41 PM
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13. The Pic #6 Challenge: Spot the McCain voter!
:P
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 07:44 PM
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14. I noticed him too. But I do not think you can infer from his expression that he
is a McCain voter. He just looks like a tough cookie. Who knows what kind of patrol he has to go on tonight. Or who he lost on his patrol last night.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 07:48 PM
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16. And for everyone surrounding him, the Iraq War is a garden party?
:shrug:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:06 PM
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17. These guys are grinning from ear to ear, you can even tell from behind. LMAO...


And this one wins the award for cutest pic:

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 12:50 AM
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18. Love #7!
Those soldiers peeking out from behind the curtains to catch sight of Obama; what a great photo!

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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 05:58 PM
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20. Thanks for the great photos
We really appreciate them. You've been doing such a great job posting them for all here at DU to see; keep 'em coming!
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 02:26 AM
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24. You never let us down Jackseens ~~~ Thank you!
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Incredible photos!! ~~
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