they won't have to buy new rifles for the protection detail.
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.
But officials said Thursday that the safari had been canceled in favor of a trip to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner.
Cheetahs... CHEETAHS? Are they effing SERIOUS?
And yeah, I can see a bunch of Secret Service guys carrying .375 H&H or .416 Jefferies rifles to protect the 'safari'...
Yeah, I know, sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds; remember, it IS the WP.