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President Obama to Visit Walter Reed Friday
ABC News ^ | 11/5/2009 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 11/05/2009 8:13:07 PM PST by Saije

White House officials tell ABC News that President Obama will visit with wounded soldiers tomorrow at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The trip was scheduled before the incident today at Fort Hood, officials said. President Obama visited wounded troops at Walter Reed as president-elect in January and has visited wounded troops at Bethesda Naval Hospital as senator. Last week the president made a secret late-night journey to Dover Air Force Base to participate in the dignified transfer of troops and DEA agents killed in Afghanistan. He is in the midst of making up his mind about a new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which administration sources say will likely include sending more troops.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 0isunworthy; bho44; bhodod; cicobama; obama; visit; walterreed; wia; wounded
The trip to Dover wasn't exactly a secret. For very long anyway.
1 posted on 11/05/2009 8:13:08 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije

Why? To tell the soldiers they deserved it?


2 posted on 11/05/2009 8:14:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Saije

Obummer will tell us it’s all George Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 11/05/2009 8:15:10 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Saije

Nope - he invited 12 news organizations to go with him to Dover!

The liars at the WH - likely came up with this announcement after Zero’s despicable performance today before and during his comments about the Ft. Hood massacre.

I do not care what they are claiming - that this visit was already planned.

BS.


4 posted on 11/05/2009 8:15:39 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I was just going to say something about fast damage control.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 8:20:48 PM PST by EricT. ("Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." -George Washington)
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To: Saije

Power, pop, and probing from Jake Tripper. Really? That reads more like a press release than a news report.


6 posted on 11/05/2009 8:21:22 PM PST by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

“Zero’s despicable performance today...”

I hope this gets the attention it deserves once things calm down. I was astounded at the childishness and amateurism displayed by the sack of socialist garbage in the immediate aftermath of such a serious situation.


7 posted on 11/05/2009 8:23:01 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Saije

I’m sure the troops are “thrilled”.


8 posted on 11/05/2009 8:24:18 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: Saije; trooprally

Arrogant POS doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near our heroes.


9 posted on 11/05/2009 8:24:19 PM PST by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Saije

It wasn’t a secret at all.


10 posted on 11/05/2009 8:24:46 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Saije
Mister Obama, of course, wants kudos for visiting the troops.

He SHOULD visit the wounded and recovering and their families, often. It's his duty. It's expected.

That said, he should not use them as props in a photo op.

Good on the troops for respecting the CIC. They show much honor.

Mister Obama's real feelings toward our precious troops were on display earlier today...the light-hearted full-smile shout-outs preceding a somber announcement about the horrific massacre at Fort Hood.

I suspect that the real "Obama" was his shout-out.

.

11 posted on 11/05/2009 8:24:56 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Saije
He should go to Fort Hood.
12 posted on 11/05/2009 8:26:46 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Saije

Zero will be in the company of those who are much greater than he is.


13 posted on 11/05/2009 8:26:46 PM PST by two23 (The czars in the WH are commies)
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To: DocH
I’m sure the troops are “thrilled”.

The troops that he is going to visit tomorrow are probably going to end up thinking that the ones that were killed were the lucky ones.

14 posted on 11/05/2009 8:27:14 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Saije

Maybe Obama is going there because he wants to give another “shout out” just hearing him say that today, after 12 of our heroes were brutally murdered, this putz goes on National TV and gives shout outs..who the hell did 52 percent of Americans elect, a President or a rapper. Saying he is a disgrace to the Presidency doesn’t go far enough


15 posted on 11/05/2009 8:29:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Saije

This is all a part of his Mystical Afghanistan Decision Tour. He has to go see the wounded before deciding and much much much much more.


16 posted on 11/05/2009 8:33:21 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: Saije

Who will our Liar-In-Chief give a shout out to this time?


17 posted on 11/05/2009 8:34:09 PM PST by BAW (Thank you, Doug Hoffman, for inspiring me.)
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To: Saije

Obama, leave the f’n cameras home you assh*ole


18 posted on 11/05/2009 8:35:00 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Saije
YAY MORE OBAMA PHOTOS!!!! Sorry for the caps but I am so excited
19 posted on 11/05/2009 8:38:53 PM PST by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: wetgundog
Obama, leave the f’n cameras home you assh*ole

You know he won't be able to - narcissists can't resist.  It's all about the 'O'.
20 posted on 11/05/2009 8:39:16 PM PST by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: Saije

Obmama’s visit with wounded soldiers tomorrow at Walter Reed Army Medical Center tells me he has made the decision to cut and run in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s making nice toward our soldiers as a shield to the criticism coming when his plan to do another bad end to a a war (like Vietnam) becomes public.


21 posted on 11/05/2009 8:41:20 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: BAW

It will live in Infamy
http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11453293

This bleeped bleepity bleep went to this conference already knowing what was going down at Fort Hood.

I cannot even put into words my disgust.


22 posted on 11/05/2009 8:41:44 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
soldiers are getting massacred..but let's have a photo op


Hey Joe Crow

23 posted on 11/05/2009 8:46:37 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Dallas59

Will he be wearing his shroud along with his culture of hate?


24 posted on 11/05/2009 8:47:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RummyChick
this one takes the cake

25 posted on 11/05/2009 8:48:19 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Saije
Last week the president made a secret late-night journey to Dover Air Force Base to participate in the dignified transfer of troops and DEA agents killed in Afghanistan.

The transfer may have been dignified, but there is nothing dignified about using caskets of military personnel for a photo op.

26 posted on 11/05/2009 8:52:27 PM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: Saije

Well, how many times has he gone since becoming president?
I really would like that question answered if anyone knows.


27 posted on 11/05/2009 8:59:55 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: IrishCatholic

The article/press release says: “President Obama visited wounded troops at Walter Reed as president-elect in January and has visited wounded troops at Bethesda Naval Hospital as senator. “

I imagine if he had gone as President, the WH would have said so.


28 posted on 11/05/2009 9:02:55 PM PST by PghBaldy (DC only had about 31,000 doses of vaccine, yet two relations of Obama got it!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Ironically, Chris Rock had far more class as a Commander in Chief in "Head of State"


29 posted on 11/05/2009 9:10:45 PM PST by beagleone
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To: Saije

“President Obama to Visit Walter Reed Friday”

I’ll alert the media. Oh wait, he already did.


30 posted on 11/05/2009 9:13:58 PM PST by Spok
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To: Saije

Ah. No wonder they removed the Jihadist from Walter Reed and sent him to Ft Hood recently. They were afraid he might go postal when Bambi was visiting. Well, at least now the world knows the US military facilities are not loaded with folks carrying weapons. Only those with criminal intent carry weapons. And law enforcement, of course.


31 posted on 11/05/2009 9:14:30 PM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Saije
Damned grandstander has absolutely NO shame.

He won't EVER come out of "campaign mode"!

32 posted on 11/05/2009 9:15:15 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: beagleone

Too funny!


33 posted on 11/05/2009 9:17:30 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Saije

I am telling you. He and his staff knew he screwed up today having shout outs and talking about everything other than the soldiers that got killed. The Army spokesman tonight emphasized again how sorry the President was in his statement.

Our Commander in Chief is anything but that.


34 posted on 11/05/2009 9:17:43 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Spok

Alert Code Pink!


35 posted on 11/05/2009 9:18:38 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Saije
. Last week the president made a secret late-night journey to Dover Air Force Base to participate in the dignified transfer of troops and DEA agents killed in Afghanistan.

Secret?!


36 posted on 11/05/2009 9:19:06 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: truthandlife

I missed this...The Army spokesman was apologizing for Obama?


37 posted on 11/05/2009 9:19:54 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: truthandlife

The WH must’ve gotten a lot of complaints about how dispicible that press conference was or BO wouldn’t have someone apologize for him.

BO only apologizes for how bad his country is, not for how bad HE is. And even then, someone else has to do it for him after convincing him it’s absolutely necessary.

I’m certain that many, many Americans, both GOP and RAT were disgusted by that news conference.


38 posted on 11/05/2009 9:22:53 PM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

We know that Bush went but he sure as heck didn’t invite the press corps. The “one” is totally wrapped up in himself.


39 posted on 11/05/2009 9:23:37 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Saije
President Obama visited wounded troops at Walter Reed as president-elect in January and has visited wounded troops at Bethesda Naval Hospital as senator. Last week the president made a secret late-night journey to Dover Air Force Base to participate in the dignified transfer of troops

The reality is that Obama has not visited the wounded as President in 9 months. I am sure that Bush did it more often. These visits to Dover and tomorrow to Walter Reed is setting us up for his decision on Afghanistan, which more than likely will be not to send any more troops or not as many as McCrystal wants out of [phony] concern for the welfare of the troops.

I can recall when Obama was in Europe this summer, he passed up a visit to the wounded. I guess Axelrod thinks Obama needs to get some PR and photo ops.

40 posted on 11/05/2009 9:27:37 PM PST by kabar
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To: Saije

Asked as to why he was rushing over to Walter Reed Army hospital, Zero is quoted as saying, “I did not have jihad with that muslim, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.” ;)


41 posted on 11/05/2009 9:33:45 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Saije

gee, another muslim into a hospital area... when will the insanity stop.


42 posted on 11/05/2009 9:53:31 PM PST by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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To: truthandlife

I missed that, can you tell us more?


43 posted on 11/05/2009 11:20:16 PM PST by katykelly
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To: Dallas59

Nah, Walter Reed is only a stopover for BHO. He’s probably already making plans on some hastily arranged trip to some Middle East nation to apologize for the U.S. “provoking the attack”.

No doubt he’ll deliver some speech on how the Mooselimb faith has greatly contributed to the development of America.

Wait a minute, I think I’ve already seen this scenario play out.


44 posted on 11/05/2009 11:54:57 PM PST by Nasher
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To: RummyChick

“this one takes the cake”

I fear this guy is a mental case!!! we are in deep do!


45 posted on 11/06/2009 12:03:39 AM PST by timetostand (Defund the left!! Defund the Federal Beast!)
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To: Saije

I don’t remember the Bush’s White House telling the Democrat newsrooms about the president’s many trips to Walter Reed to visit wounded military people. I believe Bush was content to keep a low profile. I guess Ubama wants a photo op in the wake of the Ft. Hood massacre.

What a slimy p.o.s.


46 posted on 11/06/2009 12:05:28 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Saije

Just his way of saying to any more officers that knew Nidal Malik Hasan (mmm mmm mmm), and might be thinking of talking, that he “knows where they live.”


47 posted on 11/06/2009 12:15:19 AM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: EricT.

Exactly.


48 posted on 11/06/2009 4:31:12 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Magic Fingers

Well late last night the WH came out saying Zero was going to visit the wounded heroes at Walter Reed today saying this visit had been planned BEFORE yesterday’s massacre.

Right - this obviously is a diversionary tactic aimed at covering for his despicable performance that was televised and broadcast yesterda.

It just gets sicker with every passing day.


49 posted on 11/06/2009 4:38:20 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Saije

I don’t believe anything coming out of this WH.


50 posted on 11/06/2009 4:41:31 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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