Perhaps you heard the Obama sound bite today that he, “heh heh,” most enjoyed meeting with the troops while on his maiden tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. You know – the places where he has been bloviating on how we ought to fight – or not – and where there are – or are not – various dangers from terrorists excuse me, Islamist freedom fighters. Such an expert. Probably from the visits to Iraq (none) his Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chairmanship hearings on Iraq and terror (none), and his visits with military folks (none).
Here’s what really happened when he got to Iraq, as opposed to the media line:
“Everything seemed planned for the future campaign commercials — at least, that’s how it seemed to a U.S. Air Force captain when Sen. Barack Obama and his entourage swooped into Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan for an hour-long visit last Saturday at the start of a week-long foreign tour.
“’He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle’ without pausing to acknowledge the U.S. troops who had been waiting all day just for the opportunity to meet him, the officer told the Blackfive pro-military blog.
“As the soldiers lined up to shake his hand, the Illinois senator ‘blew them off and didn’t say a word,’ ducking into the conference room to meet the general.
“Then the armored vehicles took him to where ‘he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to soldiers to thank them for their service,’ the captain wrote.
“‘As you know, I am not a very political person. I just wanted to share with you what happened’ during Obama’s visit, the captain related.
“‘I swear, we got more thanks from the NBA basketball players or the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders than from Senator Obama,’ he added.
Yeah – he’s ready to be a Democrat Commander-in-Chief in the mold of Jimmah Carter.
Whatever happened to Democrats who believed in the country and were mature and experienced enough to understand that force is required in the world on occasion? Like Truman, JFK, Scoop Jackson? Oh yeah – nowadays they throw them out of the party (Lieberman).
So much for grownups on the Left, huh?