As Barack Obama’s Presidency nears its close, the new White House Special Events Task Force organized a Drone and Water Show at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in an effort to commemorate his tenure in office.
“Since President Obama took the oath of office in 2009, almost 2,500 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes, including several American citizens,” said Events Task Force Director Jay Richman. “Our Drone and Water Show was a fitting tribute to a man whose passionate work involving unmanned aircraft assassinations remains unparalleled.”
The show, which took place last Monday, featured a number of drone models that Obama personally admires.
“President Obama is particularly into the AQM-128,” said Richman. “The President looked like a child on Christmas morning when it did its barrel roll, narrowly missing the Washington Monument. The AAI RQ-7 Shadow Tactical drone is also quite impressive, and when it made a stall turn right over the Lincoln Memorial, the Leader of the Free World was speechless.”
To fully honor his drone legacy, the show also included dramatic reenactments of Obama’s most notable drone strikes.
“The recreation of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki’s execution without a trial or even charges brought against him combined with aerobatic maneuvers choreographed by professional drone pilots was my favorite part. In my book, it just edged out the deadliest drone strike in Pakistan, where hundreds of innocent villagers were blown to bits,” said attendee Shawna Edelberg.
“I was moved to tears from the raw emotion of Obama’s accomplishments.”