The DOD is tone deaf

I heard about this story today on the news. Learned a little more by reading the New York Post article (thanks to Army Wife). People in Manhattan were terrified for a brief time when the DOD decided to do a “photo op” with an Air Force One plane (a Boeing 747) just outside the city. The plane buzzed the city and circled the Statue of Liberty, all at low altitude (a la the terrorists on 9/11). The way I saw it reported made it sound like Obama was on the plane at the time. He wasn’t.

Good job guys. Way to announce that the War on Terror is over. I don’t think the people of Manhattan got the memo. Please don’t take their squeamishness at your stunt as a lack of sense of humor. What you did was in bad taste.

I found some video footage of the incident:

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