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President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency," reports the Post.
"Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
"The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad."

 

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Why don't you post the precautions and trip arrangements when G W Bush and Bill Clinton visited Africa ? Don't bother looking it up. They were about the same.

 

That's the same kind of question I post when someone singles out one situation.

Maybe the difference is circumstances. One may be a useless publicity stunt and another a vacation and another a mission of some kind.

I know it is sometimes the back story that gets missed. Raw numbers alone aren't in context many times.

 

It may still be a black eye for the administration, but at least the truth got mixed in too : )

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Why don't you post the precautions and trip arrangements when G W Bush and Bill Clinton visited Africa ? Don't bother looking it up. They were about the same.

the country wasnt 17 trillion in debt when they did it

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Why don't you post the precautions and trip arrangements when G W Bush and Bill Clinton visited Africa ? Don't bother looking it up. They were about the same.

Clintons was half the cost of Obama's little trip. it just goes to show ya, Obummer could care less about spending.

You lower class negros should be pissed about this......

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