President Obama's White House was forced to issue an apology Monday after a photo opportunity gone badly wrong — an Air Force 747 plane did a low flyover over Lower Manhattan, prompting terrified citizens to flee from their offices and high-profile accusations of government insensitivity in the post 9/11 era.Astounding. This guy deserves to be under the bus, but it would be interesting to know who thought up this "mission."
White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera issued a brief statement saying he was too blame.
"Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision," he said. "While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, its clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."
The panic started Monday morning when a backup 747 known as Air Force One when the president is aboard flew by Lower Manhattan with a U.S. fighter jet closely following, rattling windows and causing some limited evacuations.
All for a photo op. Damn. At least Bush's "mission accomplished" photo op didn't terrorize thousands of citizens.
Pretty strong proof that the terrorists have won on that basic level. Nice to have the present administration confirm it for the world to see.
UPDATE: I wonder why these people decided to do this instead of maybe using Photoshop.