Lil' green Army props
He can't win for losing.
Obama refuses to patriotically use wounded soldiers evacuated from Bush's Greatest War Ever(tm) as campaign props and, of course, it's viewed as smouldering liberal military-hatred.
Of course, the Pentagon clutches their pearls and denies any knowledge of having forbidden the trip:
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters later Friday the Pentagon did not explicitly say Obama should not visit the base, but was concerned with whether his capacity there would be one of a presidential candidate, not a senator.
"We do have certain policy guidelines for political campaigns and elections. And what is appropriate and what is not appropriate in those situations. But the Pentagon certainly did not tell the senator that he could not visit Landstuhl," Whitman said.
"Generally speaking, the military tries very hard not to get involved in political campaigns," he said. "Conducting a campaign speech for example on a military installation is not something that would be appropriate to do."
So, you know, not that they'd approve of such a thing, but no, they didn't tell him he couldn't go. So he didn't go which proves he hates America, soldiers, the flag, Mom, baseball. hot dogs, apple pie, Chevrolet, and lil' warm puppies.
Of course, if he DID go, why, it would just prove what an opportunist he is, using the broken bodies of brave warriors as a stepladder to ultimate power, being the hateful anti-military liberal he is. OF COURSE.
Meanwhile Grumpy McSame denounces the evil Obama to a, guess what, military audience:
DENVER — Republican presidential candidate John McCain, ridiculing Barack Obama for “the audacity of hopelessness” in his policies on Iraq, said Friday that the entire Middle East could have plunged into war had U.S. troops been withdrawn as his rival advocated.
Speaking to an audience of Hispanic military veterans, McCain stepped up his criticism of Obama while the Illinois senator continued his headline-grabbing tour of the Middle East and Europe. The Arizona Republican contended that Obama’s policies — he opposed sending more troops to Iraq in the “surge” that McCain supported — would have led to defeat there and in Afghanistan.
Well! "Veterans", I guess, are perfectly fair game, or some such.
UPDATE: Oh, jesus frickin' christ, already!