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Lay a wreath... how is that about him?
According to this article, he is going to break bread with at a firehouse where 12 men were killed, and thank them for their service.
He doesn't even plan on speaking.
He is there, not to talk... how is that about him?
He'll also be meeting privately with survivors and family members, and the article quotes one family member as being thankful of his visit.
I said I'd wait to judge until I see what he does, and so far, I'd say he is being respectful and not being inappropriate or there to gloat. I understand he might be opening some wounds by reminding people about 9/11, because it's not 9/11, but that isn't his fault.... as I have always said, the survivors and family members are a diverse bunch. You can't paint them all with a broad brush. He didn't wait until 9/11 to kill bin Laden, so I don't see his visit as inappropriate, and I don't think he is there gloating.
By noon, Obama should be at Ground Zero.
There will be no triumphal speech about dispatching Navy SEALs to slay the dragon who brought down the twin towers.
This visit, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, is "to help New Yorkers and Americans everywhere to achieve a sense of closure."
"The president believes it's appropriate and fitting to travel to New York this week in the wake of the successful mission to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice," Carney said.
Obama is here to "recognize the terrible loss that New York suffered on 9/11, and to acknowledge the burden that families of the victims and the loved ones of the victims have been carrying with them since 9/11," he said.
So rather than speak, Obama will solemnly lay a wreath in memory of the thousands who died in the Sept. 11 attacks - with most TV networks carrying the ceremony live.
Obama will then meet privately with still-grieving mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and spouses gathered in the crucible of America's pain.
"This visit is about thanking and I just want to thank him," Charles Wolf, whose wife Katherine was killed in the terror attack, and who will be meeting Obama for the first time, told MSNBC.
"This was a really gutsy decision that he did. I think it was the turning point of his presidency."
Obama has carved out three hours at Ground Zero. He will be joined there by New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo.
He has also invited Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki, who were the mayor and governor during those dark days, sources said.
Read more: President Obama heads to Ground Zero to mark death of Osama Bin Laden
He just made a small speech at the firehouse, but he mostly thanked the firefighters for their service to the community. He didn't make any arrogant statements about himself.
I guess he isn't giving a speech at ground zero, but he is just going to lay a wreath.
however, to address your question; yes, actually, in a military conflict it is usually better to aggressively pursue the sorta-good plan that you have today than to wait and hope for better options to arrive tomorrow.
Last edited by cpwill; 05-05-11 at 12:34 PM.
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