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Saturday, July 26, 2008

McCain Spokesman Tucker Bounds On Barack Obama's Cancelled Visit With The Troops

Fox News' Molly Henneberg: "Tucker joins us from Virginia. So Tucker, Senator Obama decided to not to visit wounded soldiers in Germany when he was there, and this has not gone unnoticed by the McCain campaign. In fact, just a couple of minutes ago on my Blackberry, I got a new statement from your campaign, from a military advisor, Lt. Col. Joe Repya. He says, this is quoting, 'For a young man so apt at playing president, Barack Obama badly misjudged the important demands of the office he seeks. Visiting with world leaders and speeches to cheering Europeans should not be a substitute for comforting injured American heroes.' So you guys think he really made a significant mistake by not going to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany?"

Tucker Bounds: "It is significant and I think what is most significant about it, Molly, is it speaks to his judgment. He prioritizes throngs of fawning Germans over meeting with wounded combat troops in Germany. And, you know, it really speaks to the experience that Barack Obama lacks. This is a serious position he runs to fill, and he needs to understand exactly where his role is and how important it is to lead as the commander-in-chief."

Henneberg: "Now, the Obama campaign says they didn't want to do it for political purposes, but you were telling me earlier that your campaign wouldn't have criticized him even if he had gone?"

Bounds: "No, that's right Molly. I think there have been nine different excuses out of Barack Obama's campaign as to why that trip and that visit never took place, and all of them fundamentally ignore one fact, which is that he couldn't make time in his schedule to meet with wounded combat troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it speaks again to the judgment of the candidate that's running to be the Commander-in-Chief of our military."

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Anonymous said...

Well, a few words on Mr. Tucker Bounds here: I think he has just lost German sympathies here for his candidate in Germany with jugding us to be ´frawning´. In fact, a lot of the 200.000 ppl were Americans who live in GER or Australians or other Berlin tourists who are interested in politics or in America. I think this shows how the Republicans might underestimate the importance of good relationships to other states and how they are not willing to leave military things for more important things e.g. climate change or reducing your own country´s inner problems like poverty, bad education, race issues.... you think we Germans are frawning? aah, common, we are concerned observers, that´s all! and the cheering crowd were American Obama-supporters, I´m pretty sure of that, cos you see a lot of them over here, they were possibly not Germans as is implied here, have a nice day over there, greets from a german observer;)!

David said...

Fawnning Germans ... I do not think this statement speaks for McCains judgment in choosing a speaker. As does the TV ad about protecting our troops.

Anonymous said...

Mr Tucker and Mr McCain just made an enormous amount new friends over here in Germany with his nice remark about us being "frawning". Both of you will be welcomed accordingly if you ever visit us.

What a contrast to Mr Obama.

Anonymous said...

I'm german and I'm not fawning.

Compliment Mr. Bounds, you realy know how to make friends all over the world.

You can be sure, if mr. McCain will visit germany the germans show him.

Sorry, my english is bad.

a fawning German said...

Barack Obama's Berlin speech has been a very important statement because he showed that the republican declaration "Who is not with us, is against us!" made no sense and has been very useless and dangerous to the rest of the world as well as to you Americans yourself. Although the USA is a hegemonial power in this world they need friends and the Bush-administration irritated a lot of US-american friends all around the world! Mr. McCain's speaker should know that. And he or Mr. McCain should know, that the Germans and/or the European Union are important friends for a country like the USA that provoked lots of mistrust during the Bush-Era. And it is also not very helpful to name the Germans fawning when the next US-american president necessarily wants them to increase the number of their soldiers in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Anonymous said...


Seeing how the Grermans DON'T vote on who is going to be our Pres. I could give a "pluged nickle" on how they feel about ANY candidate. THAT goes for ANY other foriegn country!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we are not the voters. But no matter who we are: it makes no sense to offend and insult us.