I am at a loss. Obama was scheduled to meet with wounded soldiers stationed in Germany during his European tour but decided against it, saying it would have been “inappropriate” and “too political”. Say what? How on Earth can a meeting with wounded soldiers be considered “inappropriate” or “too political”?
Well, it seems that the real reason is that Obama could not make this visit a photo op so he decided to cancel it. The Undersecretary of Defense, David Chu, explained that “Obama would not have been able to bring any of his campaign staff — only one Senate staffer and security. He also would not have been able to address the media or make any campaign-related statements.” It now becomes clear. He could not turn this visit into a photo op so he decided to snub the troops in favor of giving speeches to a bunch of foreigners (who apparently don’t really like him much anyway — HERE). Makes sense. I like McCain’s response: “Barack Obama is wrong. It is never inappropriate to visit our men and women in the military.”
This is yet another example of Obama’s inability to say what we all know is true. He must really think the American public can’t see past the facade. Well, we are starting to wake up to the fact that Obama has little of substance to say and what substance he does have, changes from day to day.