Skip to comments.UPDATE: Obama Campaign Blames Pentagon for Troop Snub in Germany
Posted on 07/24/2008 6:59:36 PM PDT by kristinn
The Obama campaign has issued a new statement blaming the Pentagon for Obama's controversial decision to scrap visits to U.S. troops and Rammstein Landstuhl military bases in Germany on Friday.
Der Spiegel initially reported this morning that Obama had cancelled the visits without reason. Then as word spread through the political world after the story was first posted at Free Republic, Obama's campaign issued a statement saying Obama thought it would be "inappropriate" to visit the troops while on a campaign trip.
After the McCain campaign issued a statement upbraiding Obama for snubbing the troops saying that it is never inappropriate to visit troops, Obama's campaign issued a new statement blaming the Pentagon:
"We learned from the Pentagon last night that the visit would be viewed instead as a campaign event. Senator Obama did not want to have a trip to see our wounded warriors perveived as a campaign event when his visit was to show his appreciation for our troops and decided instead not to go," Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, USAF (Ret), Obama spokesman.
It’s a little more than that: NO PRESS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. That is why he didn’t go — he is on his worldwide photo-op tour, so in his mind: screw the troops, give me the photographers.
obama: bullcrap, more bullcrap and even more bullcrap!
Again, it sounds like he doesn’t want to campaign for their votes.
Obama apparently can’t figure out a way to have a campaign event with the troops where he won’t just be using them as props.
I’m guessing McCain has no trouble campaigning for the votes of our servicepeople.
I guess the third changed excuse is supposed to be the charm?
What a spoiled affirmative action baby.
Would’nt be embarrased,we seen all types in the Service. Makes us alittle more realistic.
Cpt. Phred, same branch, same ETS.
creepy is as creepy does
My thought exactly, but then, except for a staged photo op, Obama dissed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan also.
Kind of like when Pelosi and the EX-Marine Murtha came to “visit the troops” in Jan of 2007, they pointedly ignored us Soldiers and instead went into conferences with the Dept of State and promptly told the world the US was losing the war without ever leaving a two block area of the Green Zone.
AQ and Al Jezzeria promptly parroted them and renewed some moral among the islamofascists.... Till the surge fully hit.
Obama proves, yet again, that he is a hateful, elitist hack of a Marxist who cares only for himself and the acquisition of absolute power. He despises the US Military as it is a purposeful Constitutional block to this dictatorial power he seeks.
Another reason his “Civilian National Security Force” scares the wits out of me. I already am understanding what he really wants it for. All I am wondering now is what will be the emblem on their red armbands.
Oh, GMAFB!! This guy is a load of hot air, a steaming pile of [whateve!] and just a darn liar.
I read here the visit was canceled because a campaign worker wasn’t allowed to go along. That makes more Obama-sense (new word, can be interchanged with “nonsense”)
I don’t know if I’m going to make it through this election cycle......
Red doper diaper baby does as red doper diaper baby does.
I’m kerplempt with Savage, but the description is apt and perfect.
Thanks for that little tid-bit.
What a bunch of cow...........
Can you imagine the media-created uproar if a Republican did this kind of weasel wishy-washy change of statements?
The statements disgust me. The media’s willing co-conspiracy disgusts me.
That’s going to leave a mark.
There is no doubt that Obama had his fill of military on this trip. He has got to be totally uncomfortable around the military with his cut and run surrender monkey mentality. The photo ops around the military is too risky with all the faces of soldiers who are unenthusiastic around him.
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