Pentagon Calls False Story About Cost of Obama Trip “Comical” and “Absolutely Absurd”

Posted by | November 5, 2010 12:58 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Pentagon has weighed in on the false story about the cost of Obama’s trip, with Pentagon spokesman Greoff Morrell calling it “comical.”

“I will take the liberty this time of dismissing as absolutely absurd this notion that somehow we were deploying 10 percent of the Navy — some 34 ships and an aircraft carrier — in support of the president’s trip to Asia,” said Morrell at today’s Pentagon briefing. “That’s just comical. Nothing close to that is being done.”

Sorry to harsh the right-wing’s mellow on this one.

The Indian media reports also say security for the Presidential trip will cost $200 million a day. Morrell “there’s been a lot of creative writing that’s been done on this trip over the last few days. I’ve seen other reports with some astronomical figures in terms of what it costs to take these trips. I don’t know the cost. We don’t speak to the cost.” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was blunt in his characterization of the cost reports, “this trip doesn’t cost $200 million a day.”

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