What's this going to cost taxpayers? Several Million for the Obama’s 2 day trip?

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    Barack and Michelle's Mumbai darshan plans - The Economic Times

    Nearly 900 hotel rooms booked, all the banquets rooms and restaurants, etc, etc-- good grief. :eek:
     
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    And what?

    He should skip India? Or maybe just go without security.

    Gotcha.
     
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    Are you serious? You do not think booking just the Taj Mahal Hotel would have been enough? You really think that FOUR hotels near 900 rooms were needed for a 2 day trip? I can't see it sorry.
     
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    Yeah..basically I am.

    He's going to the Taj Mahal. It was the site of one of India's worst terrorist attack. That he is STAYING there..is huge. It shows enormous trust in India and is a crucial symbolic gesture. And considering that this is a meeting with Business leaders in India..one of the most populous countries on the face of the earth..I'd say it was money well spent.
     
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    I guess you did not read me. I said I may have understood the Taj Mahal and the 500 plus rooms, can you explain the three other hotels book for near 300 rooms? One entire hotle was not enough?
     
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    He is the President of the United States. I see no problem with this.
     
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    The attack on the Taj was very likely backed by the Pakistani Secret Police. It was extremely well run..these terrorists knew exactly what they were doing. And it was quite a blow against India..which was rattled to it's core. The Taj, from what I understand from my Girlfriend, who stayed there..is absolutely beautiful and the source of National Pride.

    President Obama going to India..and actually staying at the Taj..is a blow against terrorism and a plus for international commerce. But it makes him a huge target.
     
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    I’ve heard of a block of rooms, heck I get the entire Taj hotel being booked but I do not think I have ever heard of a 'block of Hotels' being booked. I understand what the Taj is. I do not get why a two day trip would take near one thousand hotel rooms a day in four hotels though.
     
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    Again..the attack may have been backed by the Pakistani government. Given that recently Obama pulled funding on their troops that slaughtered civilians..they are pretty upset at this point.

    Add in they just hate India..with a passion.
     
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    This was the first thread on this topic..the others should be merged.
     

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