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Obama shunned troops during overseas visit

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By The Staff

Sen. Barack Obama had been planning to go to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany before a flight to Paris on July 25.

He was told that his campaign staff would not be allowed photo ops and this visit was not to be considered as a campaign stop.

Since he is a U.S. senator, Obama and other political dignitaries are always welcomed and encouraged to visit wounded soldiers out of respect and appreciation of their service.

The Obama camp said he decided “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.”

Sounds to me like he wasn’t going to get credit for visiting them in the ever-loving media, so he decided against it.

Maybe even his own conscience wouldn’t allow him to visit after stating so eloquently that he despises the war in Iraq so deeply and their service is unnecessary.

Really, how hard would it have been to leave the media frenzy outside for 30 minutes and shake hands with a few of our finest military men and women to say hello and acknowledge their sacrifices for America whether or not he agrees with the Iraq war?

It says a lot about his character when he repeatedly took time out from his busy schedule to lift weights and play basketball.

Again, proof that Barack Obama’s priorities are sorely out of order. And to think so many of his followers think he is in touch with Americans.

Wynette Birchfield

Lancaster