The left calls it "Honorable" but the fact that there was a swarm of photographers there to document the event means this was nothing more than a great big Photo-Op. On B-roll video of the event you can hear the electric shutters snapping away like the paparazzi at a Red Carpet Event. Call me cynical but had he left them all behind and done this without any photos being taken I would say his motives were honorable, but the fact that the White House is distributing these photos tells the true tale here. Exploitation, plain and simple.
One other item and this speaks volumes: of the 15 American serviceman on board that aircraft, only one family would agree to have photos taken of the dignified transfer ceremony, only 1. The other three Americans on that flight were DEA Agents and the rules for them are more strict, you simply can't take pictures of civilian dead just the Military.
BT: Jimmy T sends.