The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, July 24, 2008
WELL, THIS HEADLINE WON'T HELP: Obama Scraps Visit to Wounded Troops.
UPDATE: McCain Campaign pounces.
Here is the key info:
The German magazine Der Spiegel is reporting online that Obama has “cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl U.S. military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday.”
“Barack Obama will not be coming to us,” a spokesperson for the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl told Der Spiegel. “I don't know why.”
Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs told ABC News in a statement, “During his trip as part of the CODEL to Afghanistan and Iraq, Sen. Obama visited the combat support hospital in the Green Zone in Baghdad and had a number of other visits with the troops. For the second part of his trip, the senator wanted to visit the men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to express his gratitude for their service and sacrifice. The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”
But the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued the following comment on Obama’s decision.
"Barack Obama is wrong," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers. “It is never ‘inappropriate’ to visit our men and women in the military."
Got that B.???
Lame. Inexperienced. Marxist. Con-artist. If this guy had less of a clue it would be criminal.
And then you have Pelosi, pulling out all the stops this week: doing pretty much anything and everything to prevent Congress from voting on whether or not to drill for our own oil (because, after all, wouldn't you rather pay exorbitant prices to the regimes supporting the guys who brought down our twin towers?)--and then she blames Republicans for our horrendous energy situation. Stunning.
Welcome to the "Party of Jefferson", 2008 version; right about now, ol' Thomas is rolling over in his grave.