Skip to comments.President Obama to Visit Walter Reed Friday
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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Why? To tell the soldiers they deserved it?
Obummer will tell us it’s all George Bush’s fault.
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.
I was just going to say something about fast damage control.
Power, pop, and probing from Jake Tripper. Really? That reads more like a press release than a news report.
“Zeros 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.
I’m sure the troops are “thrilled”.
Arrogant POS doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near our heroes.
It wasn’t a secret at all.
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.
Zero will be in the company of those who are much greater than he is.
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.
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
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.
Who will our Liar-In-Chief give a shout out to this time?
Obama, leave the f’n cameras home you assh*ole
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.
It will live in Infamy
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.
Will he be wearing his shroud along with his culture of hate?
The transfer may have been dignified, but there is nothing dignified about using caskets of military personnel for a photo op.
Well, how many times has he gone since becoming president?
I really would like that question answered if anyone knows.
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.
“President Obama to Visit Walter Reed Friday”
I’ll alert the media. Oh wait, he already did.
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.
He won't EVER come out of "campaign mode"!
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.
Alert Code Pink!
I missed this...The Army spokesman was apologizing for Obama?
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.
We know that Bush went but he sure as heck didn’t invite the press corps. The “one” is totally wrapped up in himself.
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.
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.” ;)
gee, another muslim into a hospital area... when will the insanity stop.
I missed that, can you tell us more?
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.
“this one takes the cake”
I fear this guy is a mental case!!! we are in deep do!
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.
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.”
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.
I don’t believe anything coming out of this WH.