way to go. i was at the merc this morning when it happened...people were fucking terrified... i saw several women crying, people were panicked... even more ridiculous is the reason to do this... this is precisely why government spends and wastes so much money... seriously...this is the kind of important work our government does... the DoD obviously feels it is incredibly important to constantly update patriotic pictures of Air Force 1 (well technically it is not AF1 when the POTUS is not aboard) in front of national monuments and such. You wonder why government and bureaucracy can not be trusted? do you know how much it costs for fuel for a 747 and accompanying fighters to just take these nifty jaunts to Mt. Rushmore, the Statue Of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, etc... i can only imagine how many years this has been going on for. a 747 burns 3600 gallons of jet fuel an hour (roughly) that does not even include the 3,000 gallons it uses just to takeoff that little jaunt today from Andrews Air Force Base and back probably used about 9,000 gallons of jet fuel it could be one of those visa commercials -presidential jet? 450 million dollars -9,000 gallons of jet fuel for it? $54,000 -2,000 gallons of Jet fuel for its 2 F16 escorts? $12,000 -sowing panic in an entire city and wasting tax payer money just for an absurdly useless photo op? priceless talk about waste, not to mention the utter stupidity of putting all of lower manhattan into a total panic.