American Elephants

A visit to Walter Reed… by The Elephant's Child
July 30, 2008, 6:07 pm
Filed under: Iraq, Military, News, Terrorism | Tags: , , , , ,

Barack Obama couldn’t find time to visit the troops at Landstuhl Hospital, which he blames on his desire not to use the troops as a campaign prop; and the military suggests that Obama lost interest when he found out he couldn’t take his campaign aides, advisers and camera crew. I report, you decide.

The wounded veterans at Walter Reed had a visit from Iraq’s interior minister Jawad Karim al-Bolani yesterday. He went to the hosptal’s Military Advanced Training Center and thanked U.S. troops for freeing Iraq from Saddam Hussein.

We have express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers, in freeing the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq recover from tyranny and dictatorship. We also want to express our gratitude to the families of all these great men and women and express how important their sacrifices are for our nation.

Nicely done, sir.

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Presidential politics aside, its encouraging that a man of his position would take the time to show his appreciation to our troops. For all the media harping about how Iraqi’s want us out (this is incorrect if you actually read the polling), this simple gesture suggests that they respect and appreciate the work of oru soldiers.


Comment by The Gentle Cricket

Question: I hear about all these politicians visiting Walter Reed, how can I visit the soldiers?


Comment by Lindsey

We are at the other end of the country, but:
Call the Chaplin’s office at Walter Reed (Or Bethesda Naval Hospital) They will tell you what is needed, hours, etc.

Contact Soldier’s Angels ( or click on the button on our side panel–towards the bottom. It’s a wonderful organization that does so much for troops abroad and vets at home–including Walter Reed and Bethesda. There are so many ways to help.


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