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Pentagon forbids THE REAL OBAMA from visiting troops
Well, silly righties, how do you feel about it now that the real story is out?
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Chief Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell confirmed to Politico that Department of Defense officials cautioned Barack Obama's campaign that his planned visit to wounded American troops in Germany could not be political in nature and that he would be barred from bringing along campaign staff and reporters. He also said that Cindy McCain recently requested to visit sailors aboard the U.S.N.S. Comfort and was denied.
"Sen. Obama is welcome to visit Landstuhl or any military hospital in his official capacity as a United States senator," Morrell said in a brief interview. "But there is a DOD policy which governs campaigning and electioneering at military facilities that would have to be respected if he were to visit. That distinction was relayed and made clear to campaign, and they made a decision on their own based on that guidance."
Morrell, in a subsequent interview, added that military officials told Obama he could only visit the military facility with his Secret Service detail and Senate staff.
Seems like Obama was afraid to visit the troups without his media entourage.
Re: Pentagon forbids THE REAL OBAMA from visiting troops
The visit was planned and arranged, and the Pentagon announced to him on short notice the planned visit could not happen.
Talk about only hearing what your programmed mind is permitted to hear! You guys are nuts. The Pentagon cancelled the planned visit, and they withheld information until the day of the visit. What a crock, saying "ohhhhhh he can only visit the troops if his campaign comes with him" -- when his Senate staff (the "allowable" staff,) had already got on the plane to go home.
You guys need to look inside and ask if you believe yourselves. Nobody else does.