THE REASON WHY Obama Didn’t Visit Wounded Troops
Unfortunately, this pretty much speaks for itself:
Military Says It Set Rules For Obama Hospital Visit
The Pentagon told the Democrat that no media or campaign aides could come along, its spokesman says. Obama canceled plans to see wounded troops in Germany.
By Peter Spiegel and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
July 26, 2008
U.S. military authorities told advisors to Barack Obama this week that he could not bring press or campaign staff on a visit to wounded troops from Iraq and Afghanistan at a hospital in Germany, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
After advisors learned of the restriction, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee canceled his scheduled visit Friday to the military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southern Germany.
UPDATE (July 26, 5:34 PM EST): Good for the McCain campaign: