Can we expect a Vietnam style helicopter rooftop evacuation at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad?
June 13, 2014 - 11:26 am
With the terrifying news out of Iraq that the Islamist militants are vowing to capture Baghdad, is it only a matter of time before the U.S. Embassy will be evacuated and abandoned?
Should we expect to see iconic images like this rooftop evacuation from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam in 1975?
Or, does our 104 acre compound/fortress U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, “the biggest and most expensive in the world” already have landing lawns so rooftop evacuations will not be necessary?
If the U.S. is forced to evacuate, tell your children that this was when our nation officially lost the War on Terror.
But have no fear! Our Commander in Chief is totally engaged for today he is visiting an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Is he there to gather support to change the name of the Washington Redskins? Surely, THAT is a crisis he can handle.
Apparently, the possibility of our embassy being overrun is not that dire because after visiting the Reservation, President Obama and the First Lady have some swanky reservations of their own! This time in ritzy Palm Springs, CA. There they will engage the locals in a little fundraising and most likely, a few rounds of golf in the golf capital of the Golden State.
According to the local Desert Sun:
“The couple are scheduled to arrive at the Palm Springs International Airport on Friday for a four-day visit. The local news also reported, “The couple’s destination within the valley remained a mystery Thursday.”
Let us hope that over the next four days, images of Obama golfing in Palm Springs will not appear along side video of American Embassy personnel hurriedly boarding aircraft while clutching boxes of classified material.
THAT might just ruin his peaceful Palm Springs weekend and interrupt strolls along Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra Drive.