President Obama To Explain Boots-On-The-Ground In Ferguson, But Not In Iraq - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

Having been forced to face up to the tense realities of 'leading the free world', President Obama's early return to Washington from his vacation likely means something of note is coming. With Iraq now transitioning from a humanitarian crisis to helping a troubled nation, it seems the advisers 'boots' that are not on the ground around the Mosul Dam are very much on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. The deployment of the National Guard in Ferguson was not run by the White House PR department and so it will be intriguing to see whether Obama backs it or questions it... Of course, as the signs show below, the people of Ferguson want to know when he will visit...

President Obama is due to speak at 4pmET (so go grab dinner and he will be on when you get back)


A growing force in Iraq...



As Bloomberg asks... when will Obama visit Ferguson?

There’s a good reason presidents usually don’t swoop in to the scene of a local catastrophe like the one that has emerged in Ferguson, Missouri, since a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, a little over a week ago. It’s because the presence of the commander in chief would greatly complicate the logistical and security difficulties police are already struggling to confront.

But in Ferguson, it’s now become clear that those security problems are being exacerbated by the police.


In Ferguson, the logic of why a president should keep his distance has now flipped. That’s because the main force driving the protests is no longer Brown’s death, but widespread anger at the acute lack of leadership displayed by almost every local and state official with responsibility for addressing it.


Clearly, they lack confidence that local law enforcement officials will do a capable and honest job. But things are so far gone in Ferguson that only Obama himself can reassure the broader public and instill confidence that Brown’s case will be handled as it should be. All the more so, given his impressive track record of speaking to the country about race. Obama did the right thing by cutting short his summer vacation. But he should go to Ferguson before returning to Washington.

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Deathrips's picture

Soo..15---30---1 hour late from vacation?

Whats he gonna say...marthas vineyard was great?

"If Treyvon Martin had a Brother!!!"



Unknown Poster's picture

He may say "Heckuva job, Brownie." Oops wrong POTUS.

Jethro's picture

No, Obama's handlers say that to him.

knukles's picture

Why is the Earth on the "Wait for it, bitchez!" screen all dark as if the End has Already Come?


PS  So there's acute anger at the "lack of Leadership" in Ferguson?  Lemme guess.... They needs a community organized...

nope-1004's picture

Criminal Eric Holder to go to Ferguson and "fix things".

That'd be...... selling some cocaine to the gangs?


"Through my initiatives, like My Brothers Keeper, we are making significant progress..."

as the city burns, you dipshit.

SafelyGraze's picture

Putin sends 300 advisors to ferguson 

plus aid for the people of ferguson who are under attack


gmrpeabody's picture

He's advocating open and frank communications with the media, yet I still haven't got any kind of story on what happened..., only one dead kid left to lie in the street for what seemed an eternity.

FYI  that's not open and frank..., that's cover-up.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

National guard, tanks, tear gas,... what possibility is can go wrong!?

knukles's picture

He flew all the way back to DC for this? 

Ignatius's picture

Maybe he'll fly to Ferguson via Malaysian Air?

eclectic syncretist's picture

My lilly-white ass is more black than Barack Hussein's and his antipathy towards the trust that has been placed in him is destroying race relations in this country.

Freebird's picture

Democracy & equality needs enforcing folks

Paveway IV's picture

Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces have reclaimed strategic Mosul Dam

This will be Obama's undoing. What an incompetent fool.  Nobody retakes a hydroelectric dam complex with air strikes.

They killed all the Fake ISIS guys around the dam and surrounded it, but haven't touched any of them that are IN the dam complex. 

What do you suppose the Fake ISIS guys inside the dam are doing right this very minute?

ugmug's picture

They're Running Out of Stash in Ferguson.......Moor Loot......

Save_America1st's picture

"Now, folks...

As the president...I, I,, me, me, uhhhh....and Commander In Chief....I have ordered...something...but again, as the president...I, I, I...I've got a pen..."

Same old drill with the Narcisist and Sociopath In Chief

TeethVillage88s's picture


Big Oil need Electric Power for Refineries if not today, then whenever they get back into Business.

It is all about the Concessions, boys.

- Oil, Gas, Coal, Alcohol
- Mining & Minerals
- Agriculture & Related Chemicals
- Big Pharma
- Low Cost Factories Overseas
- And having nice places to stay in Hotels, Convention Centers, and Restaurants through out the USA

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Ferguson needs/wants him because they need -- what! -- a Community Organizer?

Seeing they're so disorganized at the moment and he's the Organizer In Chief.

Freddie's picture

White liberals, Democrats and blacks voted for this twice.

TideFighter's picture

Not one mention of the WHITE cop or his WHITE family or justice for the cop. I imagine that the cop is going thru a rougher time hearing the cards are going to be stacked against him. 

Freddie's picture

No boots on the border as illegals invade and the US military and Pentagon do the Kenyan's bidding.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture


Give us your best mr. president.

We are waiting for you to say one intelligent thing on just one subject.

You are a failure, 1st order.

"I have a match and some gas"- obama

Da Yooper's picture

If you like to riot


you can continue to riot with out the tanks


duo's picture

Like "if you like your stolen bottle of Old English, you can keep it"?

Cheap shot, I know.

Dungholio's picture

Obamao would be there is there was a golf course.

Bunga Bunga's picture

Level Ferguson, make a golf course out of it, problem solved.

PacOps's picture

"But things are so far gone in Ferguson that only Obama himself can reassure the broader public and instill confidence that Brown’s case will be handled as it should be."

HA hahahahahahahahahah Bwahhahahahahahaha ... who dreams this shit up?

buzzsaw99's picture

yeah, that cop will be sharing a cell with corzine soon. oh wait...

NotApplicable's picture

Scared me at first, as I thought it was a Tyler off of their meds. Then I realized it was Buisnessweekspeak, and went back to my previously scheduled LOLing.

Drop out's picture

Ah, I doubt it... I don't think he is going to explain anything really.

NotApplicable's picture

Well, he is an expert on the arugula market.

Theta_Burn's picture

His advisors aren't waving there hands begging him not to go?


Ms. Erable's picture

Gonna take credit for something that wasn't his decision so he can pander to some folks. I'm sure that'll go over well when the situation blows up in his face.

Berspankme's picture

Couldn't be more useless if he had tits

p00k1e's picture

"This is Bob. Bob had bitch tits."

Infinite QE's picture

Do they have the whole laser thing down now where it looks like he's there but he isn't? I am sure Secret Service would call Ferguson a no-obozo zone.

Oldballplayer's picture

He didn't cut his vacation short. Who is this idiot? This return was planned two weeks ago.

I don't know what he had planned for last night, but it had nothing to do with Fergusen.

Does anyone remember anything they read anymore?

Dungholio's picture

Not since my tragic brain injury.

knukles's picture

So lemme see here.  Wasn't his return announced last week before the riots got out of hand or am I still confused?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Hasn't Oceania always been at war with Caucasian America?

Hasn't the Mickey's Malt Liquor ration always been two 40-ounce bottles per day?

Hasn't Big Brother always been a mulatto?

Ms. Erable's picture

You don't have to remember anything that happened in the past when you're forging your own narrative.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Obama should go there and join the looters and steal a TV and shit.

Jethro's picture

He loots with the stroke of a pen.  Physical looting requires real commitment.

Roll Tide's picture

Stealing TV's is just for hungry folks.  That is why they steal them.  They are yummy in the toaster oven.  Steal one of those also.

LFMayor's picture

quick, spread the word that Presnit O is gonna give out free Air Jordans to the first 100 peoples to show up, straight out of his stash!

Pick a tony neighborhood down the 55 corridor to the southwest or maybe one of the touristy venues near the stadium. 

That should get some shit started.

djsmps's picture

The pope did him a solid.

knukles's picture

Oh man... That's just wrong....

general ambivalent's picture

We need boots on the ground, folks; because you lookin like a fool wit yur pants on the ground, folks.

djsmps's picture

Today his entourage (or human shield) will be a bunch of thugs with their hands in the air yelling, "Don't shoot!"

TeamDepends's picture

Let me be clear (teleprompter breaks) er, uh, there's not smidgen of anecdotal corruption, erm, if I had a son you didn't build that- (feed is lost) CNN seems to be having technical difficulties, please be patient.