Obama in Tanzany: When Cheetahs Attack

Cheetah Pic

As you have probably heard and expats in Dar have known for some time, President Obama is coming to visit Tanzany.

The logistics of any presidential adventure travel are significant of course, but the following detail in this Washington Post story caught alert reader Mark’s eye:

“The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document.”

Possible? I suppose, but truly I think the threat to the leader of the free world would be very small. We have been to Mikumi three times and after the first visit I just gave my special counterassault team the day off because I just didn’t have enough work for them.

(Photo by Marie Reardon)