by Van Helsing | July 25, 2008 2:18 pm
While in Germany posing as a world leader, addressing the sort of rally not staged there since the 1940s, and soaking up the adoration of people who don’t like this country very much, Obama was scheduled to pay a visit to American troops. But this leg of the trip was abruptly canceled for mysterious reasons.
Now the reasons are mysterious no longer:
A U.S. military official tells NBC News they were making preparations for Sen. Barack Obama to visit wounded troops at the Landstuhl Medical Center at Ramstein, Germany on Friday, but “for some reason the visit was called off.”
One military official who was working on the Obama visit said because political candidates are prohibited from using military installations as campaign backdrops, Obama’s representatives were told, “he could only bring two or three of his Senate staff member, no campaign officials or workers.” In addition, “Obama could not bring any media. Only military photographers would be permitted to record Obama’s visit.”
The official said “We didn’t know why” the request to visit the wounded troops was withdrawn. “He (Obama) was more than welcome. We were all ready for him.”
If it isn’t a photo op, the Dalai Obama isn’t interested. Why should he be? He’s only real when the media’s there to pretend that he is.
Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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