The above photo is of Obama's motorcade on the coast road on the east coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Some will protest this amount of protection is a waste of public money, but let's remember Obama is a politician elected by the American people.
Who do you think said the following:
When Barack Obama goes on vacation, is he not the president of the United States? When Nicolas Sarkozy goes on vacation, is he no longer the president of France?,
Well done those of you who said a spokesman for -
Herman, the unelected President of the European Council, is in trouble for using his motorcade as a taxi service to run his family from Brussels to Paris (and back) to get a flight to and from their private holiday, thought to be in the Caribbean.
Mr Van Rompey lives in Sint-Genesius-Rode, a leafy Brussels suburb, less than 10 miles from the city's Gare du Midi where there are frequent high-speed train services to Paris and other European capitals.
"All costs of the private part of the holiday, down to the last euro, were met by the president," his spokesman said. "The security requirement was paid for out of his office budget." (My emphasis).
Just to ensure you know where your money's gone, the motorcade taking the 162 mile single trip - undertaken twice - chauffeured Van Rompey, his wife and four children, two of their spouses and two grandchildren.