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The Situation Room


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The White House published this photo this afternoon, showing President Obama, Vice President Biden, SecState Hillary Clinton, SecDef Robert Gates and others crowded around a table in the White House Situation Room, watching a live video feed of last night's raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

The photo reminded me of this recent quote from the President:

The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff.  I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen.

I also noticed that James Rebhorn, John Spencer, E. G. Marshall, Kevin McCarthy, William Devane, Robert Loggia, and others who have nimbly guided our nation through numerous fictional periods of crisis over the years were missing from the photo.

Even the President can't always have everything, I guess.



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Comments (20)

Lets have a caption Hillary... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Lets have a caption Hillary contest.

Barry is truly a boy among.... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Barry is truly a boy among...Well, older boys.

Could be a hoax. I saw that... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Could be a hoax. I saw that same photo back when Obama picked his bracket.

Where was Jack Bauer??... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

Where was Jack Bauer??

Gates seems to be the only ... (Below threshold)

Gates seems to be the only one in that shot who was ever given the little leadership tip: "look like you've been there before." OK, maybe Mullen, too.

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I want a video of the live ... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

I want a video of the live feed!!

It looks like the 3 o´'clco... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

It looks like the 3 o´'clcok moment came, and Hillary´s body language is I can´t watch this.

I really want to see the ph... (Below threshold)
Roy:

I really want to see the photo from the Snooki Room.

I have to admit Comrade Oba... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

I have to admit Comrade Obama has a point: the Situation Room has MUCH cooler technology in the movies, and has for decades. Only six chairs, and those not even in a omnivision array! They don't even have cupholders!

They could at least turn down the lights and install a bunch of LEDs of various color and flash patterns on the walls to give the illusion of a cool, high-tech world nerve center.

This clusterfuck shall be r... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

This clusterfuck shall be repeated when the 2012 election results start coming in. Fear, consternation and outright disbelief.

Obama doesn't look like he'... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Obama doesn't look like he's presiding over anything, he looks like some kid trying listen in at the grown-ups' table.

I'm impressed.Bide... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I'm impressed.

Biden's awake.

Hank, he learned how to sle... (Below threshold)

Hank, he learned how to sleep with his eyes open on those long Amtrak rides to keep people from stealing his lunch box.

RE: "Even the President can... (Below threshold)
kevino:

RE: "Even the President can't always have everything, I guess."

I don't know about that. This President was throwing a White House Party every ten days. He celibrated the Stimulus with $1,000 beef. He's thrown a pizza party by flying in pizza from Chicago. He has his personal trainer flying in once a month because God knows there isn't a qualified person around D.C.

Who's the guy with the nice... (Below threshold)

Who's the guy with the nicest chair?

"I want a video of the live... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"I want a video of the live feed!!" Me too.
Hell, I'd even pay for a pay-per-view or a DVD of it.

Oh yeah, if releasing the A... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Oh yeah, if releasing the Abu Garibe images was so important to the Democrats, this should be released ASAP.

I figure they'll start rele... (Below threshold)

I figure they'll start releasing images around January and the video around next October.

Notice that we get a pictur... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Notice that we get a picture of obama et al watching the video of the action and getting named for credit but the men who actually put their lives on the line to make it happen are sworn to secrecy and we will never know their names or faces.

Arrogant hypocrites. As if watching a TV monitor was really all that difficult. If they could award themselves Silver Stars for playing HALO in their living rooms they would.

RE: "Even the President can... (Below threshold)
kevino:

RE: "Even the President can't always have everything, I guess."

I don't know about that. This President was throwing a White House Party every ten days. He celibrated the Stimulus with $1,000 beef. He's thrown a pizza party by flying in pizza from Chicago. He has his personal trainer flying in once a month because God knows there isn't a qualified person around D.C.




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