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Military Office Director Resigns in Wake of New York Fly-by
American Forces Press Service ^ | Jim Garamone

Posted on 05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT by SandRat

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City.

Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22.

“I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation.

President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

“The president has asked his deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates or his designee to jointly review the organizational structure of the White House Military Office and the reporting relationship of its components to the White House and the Air Force, and to make recommendations to him to ensure that such an incident never occurs again,” Gibbs said in a written release.

On April 27, a 747-200 aircraft that often carries the president flew over lower New York. An F-16 fighter followed and took photos of the aircraft with iconic structures such as the Statue of Liberty in the background. The aircraft flew as low as 1,000 feet, and many New Yorkers believed they were seeing a repeat of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that killed 3,000 people at the World Trade Center.

The flyover caused much consternation on the ground, with many people in Lower Manhattan and across the river in New Jersey evacuating their buildings.

A review of the incident by the White House counsel’s office found “structural and organizational ambiguities” within the White House Military Office and urged a comprehensive study of the organization.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: af1; airforce1; bho44; bhoairforceone; caldera; clinton; clintonistas; coverup; director; flyby; georgelucas; libbot; obama; redtails; resignation

1 posted on 05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

BO had no knowledge. Yeah right.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 5:06:14 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: SandRat

He was expendable. He was probably ordered to allow it..


3 posted on 05/08/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: SandRat
President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

Did the president manage to keep a straight face while accepting it? Does anyone know?

4 posted on 05/08/2009 5:08:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SandRat

Under the bus!

Man, it’s crowded under there! What’s the body count up to now? I mean, 0bama threw his own whitey Grandma under there, fer Pete’s Sake!

Jerk.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 5:11:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ("Just give it to me straight; I'll make up my own mind." - Dana Perino's Dad)
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To: skeeter

I still want to know WHO was on that plane. Hugo Chavez? Pelosi? Obama’s Kenyan relatives? Hamas leaders?


6 posted on 05/08/2009 5:11:23 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: SandRat
This guy is a scapegoat pure and simple. The only possible motive for the fly by was the photos taken of Air Force One for political reasons. The political people ordered this just like they arranged to have Obama and Biden show up at some hamburger place with a news team and camera crew already assembled and reading talking points about Obama and Biden being just regular guys. Everything about Obama is staged and phony. The MSM help to keep it that way.
7 posted on 05/08/2009 5:11:43 PM PDT by detective
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To: SandRat
President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation,...

The buck stopped there.

8 posted on 05/08/2009 5:12:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: SandRat

Okay Caldera. Time to open up. Who ordered the flyover? Also - who hired Craig Livingstone?


9 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:20 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: SandRat

Caldera approved it but he didn’t know about the low level flyover? So who planned it?


10 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: SandRat

Another one under the bus. You got to see this video from ZO. It is hilarious.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1E-V0QHets&feature=channel_page


11 posted on 05/08/2009 5:17:17 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: SandRat

Under the bus by order of the party.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 5:18:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: dancusa

... they’re gonna’ say tomorro ... “ok, move along here, yhou saw the picture, nothing else to see ... move along”


13 posted on 05/08/2009 5:19:03 PM PDT by DHC-2 (...the wind beginning to stir ... have you noticed?)
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Caldera's resignation letter:

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/CalderaResigns.pdf

14 posted on 05/08/2009 5:19:46 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SandRat
Still no explanation as to why the Tuskegee Red Tails were used as chase planes. No one in the media is asking either. I guess pursuing the truth here would be racist.

Red Tail Escorts Air Force One Over Lady Liberty & Ground Zero

15 posted on 05/08/2009 5:21:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: SandRat

OK, my theory. Bashir Assad of Syria was the passenger.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3707257,00.html

“Assad was due to arrive in Vienna Sunday for a two-day working visit, during which he was to meet his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer to discuss bilateral economic and cultural issues as well the political challenges in the Middle East and Syria’s role in the region.”

He was in Europe. We are in final stages of negotiations for the Netanyahu visit to DC. Assad is the problem. The Kenyan SENT Air Force one to fly him here. That, or he came here and got the royal treatment. Secret negotiations, and the Kenyan wants to talk to Muslims before he talks to the Israelis. Thats how he justifies the secret.

Can we account for Obamas and Assads whereabouts on that weekend? This was a monday morning flight. A thank you for a good sunday rappin with a homie?

This is WAY more plausible than Bush I in an SR-71 to Paris.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 5:21:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: SandRat

Bush did it..........


17 posted on 05/08/2009 5:24:11 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: bboop

WHO WAS ON THE PLANE? and I would hate to loose my job on a picture that sucks.


18 posted on 05/08/2009 5:24:54 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: TigersEye
All symbolism. Just like the Abe Lincoln bible. The aircraft was probably full of big campaign donors and cronies.

The passenger log has to be released.

19 posted on 05/08/2009 5:25:00 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: SandRat

I guess he’ll have to go back to knee-capping in Chicago.....


20 posted on 05/08/2009 5:25:21 PM PDT by Feckless (No Birth Certificate... No Peace)
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To: SandRat

Somehow, I bet it was Assad. Assad was out of the Syria and his theme was what conditions he sees as a prerequisite for peace with Israel. Netanyahu coming to DC a few weeks later.
I realize AF One didn’t fly into Vienna in broad Daylight. But somehow, he was brought here for the “sensitive” negotiations they so love. The Plane was involved. Trip home on AF One, a Royal wish, something.

Can we *confirm* (not with a press release) the true whereabouts of Assad or Obama that day and the Sunday before? Any ideas how to confirm or debunk my theory??
Was Obama or Assad anywhere the day or two before that can be confirmed beyond reasonable doubt.

The accused Bush I of the “October surprise”. You don’t look behind the door unless you’ve hidden there yourself.
As Senator Inoye taught us, “the seriousness of the charge is why it must be investigated”.

Did Obama have Assad or other Muslim leaders flown over ground zero on a sightseeing trip? Who was on the plane?


21 posted on 05/08/2009 5:28:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: dancusa
The passenger log has to be released.

I agree. Was it George Lucas enjoying the ride while his film crew was on the ground getting footage? Was it King Abdullah or some other Saudi Royal? Who got the joy ride over Manhatten and why? Today's release of info answers almost nothing.

22 posted on 05/08/2009 5:37:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: SandRat

“A review of the incident by the White House counsel’s office found “structural and organizational ambiguities” within the White House Military Office and urged a comprehensive study of the organization.”

The structural and organizational ambiguity found by Whtie House counsel was Louis Caldera underneath a bus.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 5:40:35 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SandRat

Louis, Louis, Louis......What are we going to do with you? I guess you already know to get under the bus. Thats the only way I know how to operate.

24 posted on 05/08/2009 5:46:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Man50D
Who's’ idea was this low level flyover in the first place? And who was on the plane? Seems their “investigation” could have answered these questions.
25 posted on 05/08/2009 5:52:49 PM PDT by lstanle
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To: SandRat

Truman reportedly had a placard on his desk that read, “The Buck Stops Here.”

The lawn jockey needs one that reads, “the buck better not even get close.”


26 posted on 05/08/2009 6:08:04 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: SandRat
and the glaring obviously missing question, that nobody in the L$M will Ask, is WHO REQUESTED THE FLIGHT???
27 posted on 05/08/2009 6:20:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Man50D

AIR FORCE ONE
No matter where in the world the President travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, the plane is called Air Force One. Technically, Air Force One is the call sign of any Air Force aircraft carrying the President. In practice, however, Air Force One is used to refer to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.

of course he knew!


28 posted on 05/08/2009 6:23:19 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: dancusa

ZO is the way to GO! I wonder if Rush has played “Under the Bus”?


29 posted on 05/08/2009 6:33:29 PM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: SandRat

I wonder what they promised Caldera (or threatened him with) for him to deny that Rahm Enamuel knew all about this.


30 posted on 05/08/2009 6:39:18 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: skeeter
Nope. Another Clintonista thrown under the ‘O’ bus.
31 posted on 05/08/2009 6:55:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: detective
Regular guys go to “In-N-Out Burgers” not some hoity-toity Burger joint with fancy cheeses and fancy pants mustard's.
32 posted on 05/08/2009 6:59:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TigersEye
errrr... Michelle?????
33 posted on 05/08/2009 7:00:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Darksheare
Under the bus by order of the party Commissar.
34 posted on 05/08/2009 7:02:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Bet ther is a sign that reads, “The Bus is to the right. GET UNDER IT!”


35 posted on 05/08/2009 7:08:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

ZERO ordered this ridiculous Flight! It is so Obious! No One in their right mind would do something so ridiculous! of course, unless, ORDERED TO DO IT! and that ORDER by Definition always comes Directly from the POTUS! But since America has NO POTUS! the ORDER then comes directly from the TELEPROMPTER OF THE UNITED STATES! NO ONE ELSE!! and certainly NOT some two bit Asst. to the Asst. to the Asst. to the DEAD FISH!!:-)


36 posted on 05/08/2009 7:27:56 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: bboop

Consider the stonewalling on “passenger list” and it makes me think this was just a joy-ride of nobama’s buddies and maybe even him along. Someday we’ll find out that this included the regular pimp ride stuff, Hos and coke.

Release ONE photo???? this was no photo shoot, that was just a cover story they came up with after “things” hit the fan.


37 posted on 05/08/2009 7:58:54 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: SandRat

Rosa Brooks needs to resign also, since she is also privy to that kind of information.


38 posted on 05/08/2009 8:01:09 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: bboop

Consider the stonewalling on “passenger list” and it makes me think this was just a joy-ride of nobama’s buddies and maybe even him along. Someday we’ll find out that this included the regular pimp ride stuff, Hos and coke.

Release ONE photo???? this was no photo shoot, that was just a cover story they came up with after “things” hit the fan.


39 posted on 05/08/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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