Obama arrived on the (Osan Air) base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time), and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures.
“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.
Evidently the Navy thinks so, too, as the photo below demonstrates. It comes from their photo gallery, and was taken during his trip to Jacksonville last month.
One thing you see in this photo (and the Navy has plenty more like it) is a good shot of those teleprompters in action that he’s made so famous. You don’t see that in many news photos.
But the question is now: what’s he going to do with our fine men and women in uniform in harm’s way in Afghanistan once the photo-op is over?
The Navy has what is, IMHO, one of the world’s best public domain, royalty-free collections of photographs on the earth, and I have used them extensively, as you can see here.