Obama scraps visit to wounded troops

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D924E4KO0&show_article=1

    Obama scraps visit to wounded troops

    Jul 24 04:09 PM US/Eastern

    BERLIN (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama scrapped plans to visit wounded members of the armed forces in Germany as part of his overseas trip, a decision his spokesman said was made because the Democratic presidential candidate thought it would be inappropriate on a campaign-funded journey.

    The spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said Thursday that Obama made his decision out of respect for the servicemen and women, but Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign immediately criticized the move.

    "Barack Obama is wrong. It is never inappropriate to visit our men and women in the military," said Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the Republican contender.
     
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    He was told he couldn't have cameras, or a teleprompter.

    He's about the dumbest candidate, ever.
     
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    So it is appropriate to play basketball with the troops when it is funded by the campaign but not visit the injured in the hospital? What kind of logic is that?
     
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    I think he may think its a waste of campaign funds if there's no photo ops in it.:laugh:
     
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    :thumbs: I think he made a mistake on this one and Brian is right in my book, "It's never inappropriate to visit our men and women in the military,"

    He wants to be their commander and chief, top dog in charge and won't visit the ones who sacrificed for the cause??? Next he'll fail to visit the graves of the grieving loved ones...

    I'm guessing his logic has to do with him not supporting the war. Even if you don't support the war we must support the Americans who are in harms way. They didn't declare war. This was the mistake we made during Vietnam.
     
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    This was a good move by Obama. If he has visited the troops in Iraq, the right-wing here would be crucifying him for using the wounded troops in a political way.
     
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    I didn't see it that way, so it was a no win situation for Obama. He would be criticized either way. So the question became which was the lesser of the two evils...

    I would still liked to see him visit our wouded soldiers even if it cost him the election. It woud have shown he cars more for America, it's soldiers, the people than what others think. One thing I can applaud Bush for, he does what he thinks is best no matter what it does to his popularity rating. With the current state of this country, we have needs other than our wants and we need someone with the guts with withstand the stormy feedback...
     
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    Obama explained that he didn't want his visiting the troops to be viewed as political. Oh, and his visits to Israel and Germany weren't?!?!?! :smilewinkgrin: :tongue3:
     

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