Skip to comments.Obama refuses to meet U.S. Troops in Germany
Posted on 07/24/2008 12:10:29 PM PDT by Thurifer the Censer
++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++
1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US 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 US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. "I don't know why." Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.
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Many here on FR can answer this with high precision.
Kind of goes along with reports of his snubbing troops in other areas on this “trip” as well...
Maybe he just isn’t “feeling the love” he thought he would. Not receiving the “reverence” he had hoped for (as mentioned on his trip to Jerusalem).
He probably expected them to 'troop the guard' for him like the Grenadiers do for QE on her birthday - must have been a huge disappointment for him./s
That’s okay, he can still pose for photos with the actors at the Brandenburg Gate DRESSED as US military.
Not to mention high volume, high blood pressure, and repeated use of the word "scumsucking".
"UPDATE: A very interesting email from a source I must protect suggests that Obama's visit to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center had the green light until a campaign staffer raised a stink about going with Obama. (There are rules meant to ensure candidates do not use soldiers or military bases for campaign purposes, and they state that personal and committee staff may accompany a sitting senator on a visit but campaign staff may not.) I am told that when one of Obama's campaign staff was told he or she would be denied access, the visit was canceled.
The last-minute cancellation speaks more poorly of this unidentified staffer than of Obama himself. But in the end, shouldn't Obama have been able to say, "fine, the staffer stays in Berlin (or where-ever) and I'm going to Landstuhl? Can he still say so?"
But, but, but — I heard they gave him a standing O — somewhere...
Filthy rotten scumbag treasonous swine.
The words that bubbled forth from my old army vocabulary won't display on this gentile web site.
Good call! It’s under the bus for the troops when Mr. Everything is on Euroweenie soil. It is almost as if he thinks he is running, literally, for leader of the world. Abstimmung für große Ohren! heh
“Maybe he just isnt feeling the love he thought he would. Not receiving the reverence he had hoped for (as mentioned on his trip to Jerusalem).”
He should just be glad that our troops are too disciplined to spit on him...which would be better than he deserves.
Welcome to FR, by-the-way
Chauncey Obama would rather meet with the adoring German Socialist fascists than with those who ended their slaughter fest in WWII.
SHEESH!! Stop nit-picking!
Don’t you know that refusing to meet with servicemen
doesn’t have anything to do with TRUE PATRIOTISM????
From the son of a friend today,
As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to “The War Zone. I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram,
As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn’t say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the Clam Shell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with
weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.
So really he was just here to make a showing for the American’s back homethat he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.
I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States. I just don’t understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.
If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.
Thanks for posting. Thought you be interested ping!
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