UPDATE: Photo op completed at 9 a.m. this morning and, as I was sure he would, Obama used this visit to bash the Bush Administration, claiming the veterans receive "substandard care" from the Bush Administration.
Isn't it surprising that not once in his photo op did Barack Hussein Obama thank our troops for their service and their heroism? He doesn't respect their service. Instead, he uses them as pawns in his bid to win the Presidency.
I'd be interested in how many vets at Walter Reed had choice words for him, or didn't care to meet him.
Outrage of outrages, as Barack Hussein Obama is supposed to visit Walter Reed Army Medial Center in Washington DC, sometime today, according to the Politico.
Why do I call it an outrage? Because someone (close to him?) leaked it to the press. His staff is supposedly keeping the visit low key but press are coming with him. The press will not, however, go into the hospital.
So if this is low key, why is the press coming along?
Obama has been a constant opponent of victory in Iraq, ignoring the success of the surge. In 2007, he claimed our military was killing civilians in Afghanistan and more recently, claimed it was easier for our military to get Taliban weapons than from our Commander-in-Chief.
More tellingly, when Vets for Freedom stopped by to see Obama this past April, he "wasn't available" to talk with them, but was available to blast Gen. Petraeus when he appeared before some Senators. How convenient.
I'm surprised Obama isn't coming along with his Code Pinko comrades. Their co-founder, Jodie Evans, is an Obama bundler who has raised $50,000 for him. The anti-military group has held protests outside Walter Reed since March 2005, when they held signs reading, "Maimed for a Lie" and "Enlist here to die for Hailburton."
It's no secret I am not thrilled with the candidacy of John McCain. I will say this about him though. At least McCain arrives unannounced and doesn't have to tell the press he's going there or drag them along with him. That tells me a lot about his character.
Shame on you, Barack Hussein Obama, for your narcissistic use of our wounded military for a photo op and personal political gain.