Skip to comments.ICYMI: John McCain On ABC's "This Week"
Posted on 07/27/2008 10:55:23 AM PDT by flyfree
"I think people make a judgment by what we do and what we don't do. He certainly found time to do other things." -- John McCain
John McCain ABC's "This Week" July 27, 2008
ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "There's also been a flap about Senator Obama's decision in Germany not to visit the troops at Landstuhl. He now says that, based on what he was hearing from the Pentagon, there was no way that wouldn't be seen as a political trip, which is why he decided not to go. Do you accept that explanation?"
John McCain: "Well, I know this, those troops would have loved to have seen him. And I know of no Pentagon regulation that would have prevented him from going there without the media and the press and all of the associated people. Nothing that I know of would have kept him from visiting those wounded troops. And they are gravely wounded, many of them."
"In Landstuhl, Germany, when I went through, I visited the hospital. But the important thing is that, if I had been told by the Pentagon that I couldn't visit those troops, and I was there and wanted to be there, I guarantee you, there would have been a seismic event. And so, I believe he had the opportunity to go without the media. And I'll let the facts speak for themselves."
"There was nothing to prevent him from going, if he went without the press and the media and his campaign people. But we'll see what happens."
"I think people make a judgment by what we do and what we don't do. He certainly found time to do other things."
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Well as usual he was being rather nice about it. At least he told it like it was.
YoBombo couldn’t waste his time there because his photo op wouldn’t happen.
Dhims don’t do anything unless it benefits THEM.
IGSTOAS WITHD ICYMI Mean?
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Exactly, and that is the crux of the matter, the trip would not have benefitted Obamao enough to make it worthwhile.
Nevermind that the wounded may have liked to see him...
If he is acting this way now, what will happen “if” he ever becomes CINC?
LOL Best yet!
I certainly liked the speech he gave the other day, so I will be listening to this one too.
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McCain is not exactly our first (or 2nd, or 30th) choice for President, but he is worlds better than the Democrat alternative. Friends won’t let friends stay home or vote third party in November...
McCain discussing Obama’s standing up the recovering wounded troops on ABC’s “This Week” ping.
I don’t understand what all this flap is about!!!
Barack Hussein Obama wanted to visit Landstuhl.
The Pentagon said no media!
It’s all about me Barack Hussein Obama answered with a ... then whats the point! and took his gang - (my sand bucket & go home, then) - to a gym for his photo op.
this is what B O missed ... because he could not have his groupies for a photo op...
“The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is an overseas military hospital operated by the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. LRMC is the largest military hospital outside of the continental US. It is located near Landstuhl, Germany, and serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.”
There's no ifs-ands-or-buts about it - they outright promote racism to the point where a lynching is even depicted in the website's logo.
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Troops who are patients may not want a flock of media descending on them; and a gaggle of press cameras crowding into a hospital room may not be the best for them either.
But I’m sure a single photographer could have accompanied Obama; or a member of his own staff could have snapped a couple of unobtrusive photos (even with a cell phone)if he really needed to have a picture or two.
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