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Obama: New York City flyover was 'mistake'

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Photo shoot startled financial workers and upset local officials

One of the president's official planes and a supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline in a flash just as the work day was beginning Monday. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11. For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low.

But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the plane in front of national landmarks.

It was carried out by the Defense Department with little warning, infuriating New York officials and putting the White House on the defense. Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't know about it, and he later called it "insensitive" to fly so near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

not even close to funny yo :redcard: somebody needs their ass fired

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:woohehe: It would have been a classic offense had this happened on April Fool's Day.


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Yeah, I was there.


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Thats some bs. Even tho they say it was for a photo op, I bet it was really a test to see how the general public and emergency systems/networks would respond.


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That's a lot of money on fuel, etc. for a Photo Op ^_^


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fucking asshole needs to be FIRED


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What'd you guys think of his speech last night?


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Someone call Donald so he can say "You're Fired!"


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