President Barack Obama ordered a review of a publicity-photo shoot with one of the planes that serves as Air Force One that cost taxpayers $328,835 and caused a furor in New York City.
Obama said he wasn’t informed in advance of yesterday’s low-altitude flight over New York Harbor, which rattled windows in New York’s financial district and prompted some office workers to flee buildings in fear it was a terrorist attack.
“It was a mistake,” Obama said today before a meeting at FBI headquarters in Washington. “It will not happen again.”
I’m not blaming Obama. I’m not blaming any one particular person. I’m not blaming the military.
I am blaming the entire governmental system. All of it.
Not only did they approve a meaningless waste of tax money (again…that’s $328,835), but they scared the mess out of New York citizens who saw a low-flying plane and understandably thought it was 9/11 all over again. So this was not just wasteful, but plain (Oooo…pun intended) stupid on the part of whoever was part of this whole operation.