People who have never served in the military just do not understand the logistics involved in getting a person or thing from one end of the world to the other.
Just as an example, look at any mail that people serving in the Middle East might have gotten over the holidays.
As someone that has spent a Christmas in the Middle East can tell you, we were always told to tell our families that if they wanted to send us something for Christmas to have it in the mail by the third of December in order to guarantee any kind of Christmas delivery.
That’s for a small bundle of DVD’s or something like that.
Sure, the President of the United States has a lot more freedom of movement than something that is limited by the US Postal Service but at the very same time he has restrictions like everyone else.
When he moves from one place to another people know it and the Secret Service has to have a million little things in place before they are going to allow him to travel from DC to Kansas let alone the Middle East.
Which is what I never understood about liberals who have been complaining about the timing of whatever Christmas trip the President did or didn’t make….it’s like eleven hours ahead of time from there to the East Coast of the United States. It’s already tomorrow there anyway…
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump secretly traveled to Iraq overnight to make a surprise visit to the United States troops.
This trip came as a huge shock to most considering it was Christmas night and no one expected this.
Of course, it was a completely unannounced trip so as not to spoil the surprise for anyone overseas. Imagine waking up for another day of work and the President of the United States and his First Lady are greeting you.
There was rumors that Air Force One was spotted, but it was White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders who made the official announcement.
“President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,” she wrote.
President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/s2hntnRwpw
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 26, 2018
Within minutes, Sanders already had thousands of likes’ retweets, and comments in support of the presidential visit to Iraq.
Trump was recently criticized for not traveling to Iraq sooner, but clearly did a great thing and showed his support for the military.
USA Today detailed the previous criticism, stating:
“Trump’s Christmas journey, cloaked in secrecy, comes as he is weighing a major reduction in forces in the the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan and also during a shakeup in the top rungs of military leadership.
Trump was criticized this year for failing to visit with front-line troops earlier in his presidency. President Barack Obama traveled to Iraq shortly after taking office and President George W. Bush visited Baghdad in 2003 months after the Iraq war began.