President Barack Obama greets military personnel who have recently returned from Afghanistan, May 6, at Fort Campbell, Ky.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden shake hands with the troops following the President’s remarks at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Finally! I’ve been refreshing for hours! LOL! Thank you, Chip!
Hachikō, I’m back!! Give me 20 minutes and I’ll have caught up!
Me too Hachiko! I was starting to shake with withdrawal!!!!!!
That was an amazing speech at Ft Campbell. Those soldiers love him. We do thank them for all they have done. He loves them back. He appreciates all their work.
Yes. Great speech, especially towards the end. I stopped what I was doing and just listened with pride and gratitude.
mtmarilyn…I listen to the President on C-Span, and the speech was pretty good as usual. You are so right we do thank the military so very much for what they do. And we appreciate their families too for all they do.
Eh. It’s just one photo. A great photo, though! Can’t wait for your updates, Chip.
President Obama always seems so filled with joy when he’s around our finest. As he should be.
I can only
I am with Fred, she has enough happiness for all of us.
More pictures!!! I love the new shirt, I wonder if we will ever see him wear it. Thanks, Chipsticks, for these photos. I wasn’t able to see what happened after the speech, I love the pictures.
When President Obama reached the part of the speech in which he described the young Payton and the horror that 4 y/o must have experienced as her father spoke with her knowing he was soon to die – from that part of the speech to the end – he touched as deeply into the spirit of this Nation as any person ever has. The faces on the troops behind him, several clearly doing everything they could not to begin weeping, reveal just how deeply the President touched all of us with his understanding and profound empathy.
Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!
Bobfr, thank you so much for finding the words to express this.
Thank you for your comment, northanger!
Commander in Chief
Father in Chief
Hugger in Chief
Professor in Chief
Comedian in Chief
Kisser in Chief
..Okay I’ll stop right there
ditto Donna. He’s all of the above.
101! Go Screaming Eagles!
What is Geraldo of FOX News doing there! Laughing like a hyena in the background!
That is kinda weird.
I didn’t see Geraldo…where is he?
Just look for the 18th century ringmaster with the microphone. Can’t miss him.
Ah…yes, and he IS in fact grinning like a darn hyena, trying to put himself in the spotlight!!
I LOVED this speech and seeing our President and VP Biden interact with each other and show gratitude to their men and women in uniform (and their spouses).
This week, I will good-naturedly admit that Chris Matthews had the tingles all over again!!!
Totally agree and I must admit, he is not the only one!!
Those are my boys although I was 173rd .. Thank you.
TOB2012 -We thank you for your service!
VP Bidens intro speech was longer… LOL Bless his heart. We love Joey.
That image of Joet standing behind the President is so great. Joe has his hands on his hips, he has his shirt sleeves rolled up, he is looking fit and ready to go to support the President in any way he can! Was his speech in fact longer? That is funny! =)
joey not joet
It would be great if someone—chip?—could access and post the Obama video that msnbc has been airing today. I saw it at the end of the Dylan Ratigan show—(not a fan)—after watching Obama’s speech in Ky. I think others have seen it at other times today. But it begins with Obama’s campaign speech in 2007 where he said going after bin Laden would be the highest priority—and then it movingly and impressively goes on for there, highlighting his accomplishments and bringing it all to fruition. It’s pretty cool, and I want to see it again.
Is it possible that this “tribute” is scheduled to be played after every MSNBC show this Friday? Because someone said they had seen it earlier in the day (well before the Ratigan show). Let me check and find out.
I checked – it’s not after every show.
Aha, you’re back! Now I can go catch up on my reading, and maybe see the video. Nice to have you back,Chippo!
Chipsticks, thanks for the video, and Gang, appreciated your comments.
Thanks Chipsticks for jumping right in and posting! I enjoy seeing POTUS laughing. That eye-crinkling grin and double over laughter just fills my heart. He was so buoyant today, jogging down the aircraft steps (poor SS running to keep up) POTUS deserves every happy moment that he receives for a JOB WELL DONE! God bless you POTUS. And his faithful VP Biden!
I heard on the news confirmation that a doggie was indeed part of the Navy Seals team, strapped to one of them as they parachuted into the compound. (I’m guessing he played a big part) And our Joe B. today, during the private meeting with that team, asked if he could meet the famous Seal-doggie. I read that these dogs are also highly trained, can sniff out the enemy up to 2 miles away and some have titanium replacement teeth, the better to bite you, my dear. Anyhoo, there was said to be a pause, and then one of the Seals said, “I strongly advise that you bring treats”.
First off you are correct about the doggie but if I am not mistaken they did not parachute in – they rappelled in via ropes dropped from helicopters, easier than parachuting in – not by much but easier.
At least that is what I read and seems more logical on a mission like this.
Do you know that douche bag Jake Trapper reported that President Obama requested to meet the dog.. I also saw Norah O’Donnell on NBC news and she reported that Vice President Biden wanted to meet the dog which is consistent with your facts doster.
This is why I dislike that douche bag jake trapper of ABC news…
What the MSM doesn’t realize is that the WH is being deliberately “foggy” about what exactly transpired, not because they have a problem with keeping their facts straight, but because they don’t want this strategy to be accessible to other entitities.
Hey what is that douche bag Geraldo doing photo bombing that last shot! Get him out of there!
Chipsticks – is it possible to capture VP Biden’s speech too? He was wonderful speaking of his pride in POTUS during the time leading up to the bin laden conclusion.
I watched this speech and it was hard not to get teary eyed. When he talked about Payton Hall and her mother crying. I get weepy just as I type that statement. Very touching.
What a wonderful day! If anyone hasn’t had a chance yet, make sure you get over to whitehouse.gov and view this week’s West Wing — it’s fabulous and has video footage from the situation room right after the kill was confirmed. Good stuff.
I am so happy for the troops, our POTUS and VPOTUS. The joy and jubilation on these faces is priceless and unforgettable. That wide angle lens shot of the hall is phenomenal. I would love to see our homecoming service men and women lead the way in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and laying down ObamaRail :-). USA! USA! USA!
I feel that there is a sizable portion of the population that has been waiting for an “excuse” to like our President. They didn’t dislike him (as shown in relatively high personal likability numbers), but because of the poisonous political atmosphere, I think they were ambivalent. However, now I feel that it’s going to be okay again to like PBO, and I think new Obamabots are being hatched this week — and they’re here to stay :-). Because of structural reasons, PBO may never get the artificially sky-high approval numbers that Dumbya enjoyed for a brief moment in time, but I feel our President’s support will be solid and long lasting.
—–PJ (temporary media detente…still basking in the afterglow)
Boo! looks like my italics got screwed up. Closed the tag.
You are spot PJ! May God continue to bless, protect, strengthen, guide, instruct and defend our marvelous President! Thank you President Obama!
I thought you all might enjoy this video.
How appropriate! Thanks for sharing WOS!
The part of the speech that really struck me was when the President spoke of the valor of the 101 Airborne Division in history; when they jumped behind enemy lines on D-Day, liberated concentration camps, and provided the security for the Little Rock 9. Wow, I thought, that’s quite a legacy.
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