Ambriel on Sep 4 2008, 07:04 PM, said:
But I do not like Obama's take on the war or on military spending. He upset so many troops on his trip to Germany, in so many ways. He doesn't give the military the respect or care it deserves. Now don't get me wrong, I have not before or now been fully supportive of all aspects of this war. But what's done is done, and what's happening is happening, and my family is being affected by it. I want someone that I know cares about what grade of gear my brother has for defense, how well he will eat, how reliable his weapons are. Obama rarely acts like he gives a crap about any of those things, and quite frankly, that scares me.
And don't get me started on the abortion thing. That's above his pay grade? PLEASE.
He doesn't care for the troops ? who was it that sent them there without body armor ? or that cut their care once they were home ? Seems McCain doesn't care about the MIA/POW's and Vietnam . ask their families whom he's actually been an Azz too.
He upset troops on his trip to Germany ? Gee most on the base of my neices husband said most didn't care. The fact is troops and diplomats were not allowed to go see him speak !
as for him not seeing the troops ?
Although the Illinois senator visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq on the first part of his overseas trip, those stops were part of an official Congressional delegation, and therefore deemed apolitical. The European tour, which included a speech in Berlin last night before an enthusiastic crowd of 200,000, is funded by the campaign and as such is not official government business.
"Senator Obama had hoped to and had every intention of visiting our troops to express his appreciation and gratitude for their service to our country," retired Air Force Major General Scott Gration, an Obama adviser, said in a statement.
"We learned from the Pentagon [Wednesday] night that the visit would be viewed instead as a campaign event. Senator Obama did not want to have a trip to see our wounded warriors perceived as a campaign event ... and decided instead not to go."
as for military spending ? we're bloated. Maybe if there had been better administration billions wouldn't be missing in Iraq ( 8 billion alone in one swoop ) stop the 1500 dollar toilet seat thinking.