As detailed here earlier in the week, ( OUTRAGE! Michelle Obama’s Lavish Ireland Vacation With Her Own Personal Jet… ) Michelle Obama required U.S. taxpayers to spend millions more flying Air Force Two to Ireland so she could have it for her own personal use while President Obama flew on Air Force One – though BOTH were in Ireland at the same time. Now Irish media are reporting (and none too happily) about the millions of dollars in extra costs they had to fork out to accommodate Michelle’s desire to vacation in Ireland – including locking down much of Dublin as part of the First Lady’s security requirements.
(via The Irish Times)
Garda cost of Obama security operation put at €3m-€4m
The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dublin this week is set to reach between €3 million and €4 million.
The cost of the Obama visit has attracted some negative criticism in both the US and Northern Ireland where the PSNI policing bill for the G8 summit has been put at more than £50 million (€58 million) LINK
White House reporter Keith Koffler put it this way:
Irish Incur Huge Costs to Secure Michelle’s Vacation
The Republic of Ireland was apparently forced to spend into the millions of dollars on a massive security operation to protect First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters during their two-day trip to Dublin, according to Irish press reports.
The visit can only be described as a vacation, given that Michelle and the girls took in a show, researched their family roots, went out for dinner, had lunch with Bono, and toured a national park. Had Mrs. Obama stayed with the president in Northern Ireland where he was attending to G-8 Summit, Ireland would have been spared the added expenses and the inconvenience of having part of Dublin on lockdown.
…The Obamas next week depart for a week-long trip to Africa, where vacation activities are also in the works. The Obamas were forced to cancel what would have perhaps been the greatest excess, a Secret Service-protected African safari. The Safari would have been Michelle’s second as first lady. LINK
So Michelle Obama is costing the United States and every country she wishes to travel around in, millions of dollars they cannot afford. (Ireland’s economy remains on very shaky, debt-ridden legs) Barack Obama, for his part, declares his desire to see an end to Catholic schools, ( CHILLING – Obama Calls For End To Catholic Schools ) and gives quite possibly the single worst public performance of any president in the modern era: ( “DISASTER” – Barack Obama’s Berlin Speech Nightmare (VIDEO) )
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