April 28, 2009
As of 2200, this is the only White House comment I can find on that outrageously cruel stunt yesterday. If it was a photo op – barry knew about it. If it was Air Force 1 – barry knew about it. If it was a “classifed mission” – he sure the hell had better of known about it.
Louis Caldera, Director White House Military Office, on Air Force One flight over New York
Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.
That’s it folks.
NYC residents: I’m sorry. It was wrong. Stand up and say so. Demand an answer directly from barry and don’t stop till you get it. You deserve to know why from the man responsible.
Here’s what barry said about Caldera when he picked him in December:
I know he’ll bring to the White House the same dedication and integrity that have earned him the highest praise in every post, from Secretary of the Army to university president.
White House Dir Military Office, Louis Caldera re: Air Force 1 flyover
Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD, FAA, Pentagon re: Air Force 1 flyover
Sen Schumer re: Air Force 1 flyover (video)
barry’s 24 words re: Air Force 1 flyover