OBAMA AFRICAN TRAVEL: WHO PAYS

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NAIROBI, KenyaThe African journeys of Sen. Barack Obama are paid for by U.S. taxpayers who foot the bills for hotels, food, ground transportation, commercial plane rides, military aircraft put at his disposal and Navy escorts who accompany him wherever he goes.

The unusual amount of publicity surrounding Obamas trip to South Africa, Kenya, Djibouti and Chad (the Congo leg was dropped) has raised a number of questions from readers about how all this travel is financed.

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