Let’s Play a New Version of Where’s Waldo a/k/a/ Obama

Since the President has been unable to make a decision with regard to Afghanistan, I decided to find out what he has been doing since General McChrystal provided his report on Sunday, August 30, 2009.  Here’s a handy, dandy chart I constructed and will try to update for you. 

How many of these events can you name?

DATE

EVENT

08/31/2009 Golf at the Army-Navy Country Club
09/01 Ramadan dinner celebration
09/02 Obama departs for Camp David
09/03 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/04 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/05 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/06 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/07 Obama travels to Cincinnati, OH; Addresses AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic
09/08 Obama attends meetings at WH; speaks with 9th graders with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan; delivers back-to-school speech; attends Sotomayor’s investiture ceremony; Obama and Biden meet with Reid and Pelosi; Obama and Biden meet with PGA Champions of America
09/09 Obama appears on “Good Morning America”; speaks at Walter Cronkite’s  memorial; addresses joint session of Congress
09/10 Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform; meets with Cabinet; has lunch with Biden; meets with Congressional Black Caucus; meets with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, meets with Sec. of State Clinton; Sec of Treasury Geithner; meets with Senate centrists; welcomes Pittsburgh Penguins to WH
09/11 Obama observes moment of silence; delivers remarks & participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial; attends meetings at WH
09/12 Obama gives speech in Minnesota; holds rally on health insurance reform
09/13 Obama appears on “60 Minutes”; Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/14 Obama travels to NYC, NY to deliver speech on the financial crisis
09/15 Obama travels to Youngstown, OH to visit GM plant; attends fundraiser in Philadelphia, PA for Arlen Specter
09/16 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with Canadian PM Stephen Harper; hosts event on Olympics, Paralympics and Youth Sport; meets with Gen. Colin Powell; meets with Sec. of Defense Robert Gates; delivers remarks at Congressional Hispanics Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Awards Gala
09/17 Obama attends meetings at WH; holds rally on health insurance reform; awards Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti; hosts viewing of “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”
09/18 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with recipients of Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
09/19 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/20 Obama appears on 5 Sunday news shows – Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/21 Obama travels to Albany, NY and NYC, NY; tapes interview with David Letterman
09/22 Obama delivers remarks at UN Sec. Gen. Ban Kimoon’s Climate Change Summit; bilateral meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu; bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority Pres. Abbas; trilateral meeting with Netanyahu and Abbas; attends lunch with Sub-Saharan African Heads of State; bilateral meeting with Chinese Pres. Hu; delivers remarks at Clinton Global Initiative; attends UN Sec. Gen. Ban’s Climate Change Summit Dinner
09/23 Obama holds bilateral meeting Japanese PM Hatoyama; addresses UN General Assembly
09/24 Obama welcomes leaders to Pittsburgh, PA for G-20 meeting and dinner
09/25 Obama holds news conference; attends G-20 leaders lunch and plenary session; meets with British PM Gordon Brown; holds news conference
09/26 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/27 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/28 Obama attends meetings at WH
09/29 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with NATO Sec. Gen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen; meets with Sec. of Defense Robert Gates
09/30 Obama attends meetings at WH; tours NIH laboratory in Bethesda, MD; signs Arnold Palmer Gold Medal Act; meets with national security team on Afghanistan
10/01 Obama attends meetings at WH; Obama leaves D.C. for Copenhagen for Chicago Olympics pitch
10/02 Obama in Copenhagen to make pitch for Chicago to IOC for 2016 Olympics bid
10/03 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/04 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/05 Obama attends meetings at WH; delivers remarks with SEIU members and doctors; meets with Sec. of Def. Robert Gates
10/06 Obama goes to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in Washington; meets with Republican and Democratic House and Senate members to discuss Afghanistan
10/07 Obama attends meetings at WH; Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Pelosi and Reid; Biden and national security team; hosts event for local middle school students to star gaze
10/08 Obama attends meetings at WH
10/09 Obama attends meetings at WH, including one with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
10/10 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/11 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/12 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/13 Obama attends meetings at  WH; Obama hosts “In Performance at the WH: Fiesta Latina”
10/14 Obama at WH; Obama delivers remarks at Ritz-Carlton celebrating Edward M. Kennedy Institute for United States Senate
10/15 Obama in New Orleans for a stop and town hall meeting; Obama in San Francisco for DNC fundraiser
10/16 Obama goes to College Station, TX for forum on community service with  Pres. George H.W. Bush
10/17 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/18 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/19 Obama attends meetings at  WH; meets with National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winners & Sen. Ken Conrad
10/20 Obama travels to NYC for DNC fundraiser
10/21 Obama attends meetings at  WH to meet with Kerry; goes to Newark to campaign for Corzine
10/22  Obama attends meetings at WH; video conference with Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry , U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; has lunch with Pelosi; meets with Sec. of Treasury Geithner; meets with Sec. of State Clinton
10/23  Obama travels to Boston, tours a research laboratory; delivers remarks on clean energy at MIT; delivers remarks at a fundraising reception for MA Gov. Deval Patrick;  arrives in NYC; tours small business in Stamford, CT. with Sen. Dodd; delivers remarks at fundraising dinner for Sen. Dodd; returns to WH
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Let’s see just how long this list gets.  Any guesses or bets as to when a “decision” on McCrystal’s request for additional troops will be made? 

Our military forces deserve better!

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