Well, here are more photos:
New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder
The Pentagon also released the flight manifest
The photos are here in a pdf file that is almost animated as you scroll down.
The photos show no screaming masses on the ground, though, in case you were on the ground in Manhattan and wonder what you looked like that morning.
Air Force brass and White House officials were so infatuated by the idea of flying Air Force One around the Statue of Liberty for a photo shoot that they lost sight of the chaos such a mission could cause on the ground, according to documents the Air Force released Friday evening.
According to Politico,
While the head of the White House Military Office, Louis Caldera, was essentially sacked in May, the e-mail exchanges make clear that the ill-fated April 27 mission was really the brainchild of the lead pilot of Air Force One, Col. Scott Turner.
p. 196 An Air Force major says the pass-the-buck stance is making everyone involved look like the Three Stooges.
The exact wording:
“Nothing like having everyone point the finger at someone else so we ALL look like a big bunch of buffoons . . . can you say Moe, Larry and Curly!??!?!”
Moe, Larry and Curly would probably take exception, if they were still alive, but here you have it all the same:
OK, so we have Scott Turner and Louis Caldera. Who’s the third stooge?