President Obama visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center Friday, during which he met with 21 wounded service members, according to the White House.
The president also awarded two purple hearts in the course of his visit, which was closed to reporters and cameras.
The White House did not release the names of any of the soldiers Obama visited but said 16 served in Afghanistan while 5 served in Iraq.
This is the third visit Obama has made to the army facility as president.
I see BO is in full campaign mode..at least he is back in the country now!
Why don't you stop by the cemetery and visit the 1500 soldiers that you killed in Afghanistan during the past 2 years. And while you are at it why not visit the families of the dead children in Libya.
Barry has killed more people in Libya than Gaddafi. He is a warmonger, he does not understand diplomacy, we had a Texas cowboy president now we have a Chicago gangsta president. Drive by shootings and tomahawks are all he understands.
Liberals don't give me that crap about President Bush. Your President, The Messiah of the Liberal World, continues to kill people. He is not 'cleaning up Bush's mess' he is kill people! In his Nobel Peace Prize, (oh the irony of that), he called Afghanistan a 'just war.' Where are the war protesters shouting to end the wars? Why are Liberals such hypocrites.
Did you enjoy your childish tantrum of typical neo-con lies and hate?
Your response was ver juvenile. What was said about Obama is true. I am so impressed with his performance, I dropped my Democratic affiliation and went Independent. Lots of others are doing the same thing.
A total of 1623 US casualties in Afghanistan since 2001.
Since 2009, there have been 993 US casualties in Afghanistan.
The total number of coalition military fatalities since 2001 is 2529.
Until you decide to start using actual FACTS when posting your rants (you claimed "1500 soldiers that you killed in Afghanistan during the past 2 years" in regard to President Obama), why don't you just STFU?
I would like to make a correction, I said 1500, I should have said that Barry killed 1480.
YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH IGNORANT REPUBLICAN RACISTS – JUST IGNORE THEM. IT'S LIKE EXPECTING MICHELE BACHMANN TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY OR OUR CONSTITUTION – IT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN. SHE CARES NOTHING ABOUT FACTS NOR IS EMBARRASSED BY HER STUPIDITY.
If you want to see rants go over to the Palin article. There you will see the Zoo rants of caged animals that don't have sense to take out the pot in the morning. I am so tired of anythime Obama wants to campaign he starts showing up at military facilities like he is pro military. Everyone knows how he stands on that. HE WANTS TO DISARM AMERICA AND DOWNGRADE THE MILITARY WHERE WE CAN'T DEFEND ANYTHING. IF HE WAS INTERESTED IN SECURITY OF THE U.S. HE WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE BORDER. THANKS GOD WE DON'T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH HIM AND THE PORCH MONKEES BUT A FEW MORE MONTHS. SURLEY WE CAN KEEP HIM FROM DOING ANYMORE DAMAGE UNTIL WE GET THE PIG LOVER OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. BY THE WAY HAVE YOU SEEN THE FIRST LADY LATELY AND HER FANTASTIC ATTIRE. BOY YOU TALK ABOUT COLORS THAT DON'T MATCH AND A FAT REAR END. WONDER WHY SHE DON'T EAT HER MENU PROPOSED FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM
– ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU VOTE DEMOCRAT AND IT'S OUR CONSTITUTION. SINCE WHEN HAS OBAMA ABIDED BY THE CONSTITUTION. HE HAS ALREADY BREECHED IT SO MANY TIMES AND IF HE'D BEEN DONE LIKE HE WAS SUPPOSED HAVE HAPPEN TO HIM THEY'D STILL BE IMPEACHING HIM FOUR YEARS AFTER HE'S KICKED OUT OF OFFICE IN 2012.
Beverly NC – I love that. If your a Republican that makes you an ignorant Republican Racist? What about the Tea Party? What are we? Then there is you all. What are you with all your bashing comments on Palin, Bush, The Republicans and anyone else that disagrees with Obama? What are you except, THE HEIGHT OF ALL RACISM. JUST BECAUSE YOUR BLACK OR BECAUSE YOU WERE IGNORANT AND VOTED FOR OBAMA DOES NOT MAKE YOU SMART NOR DOES IT KEEP YOU FROM BEING THE BIGGEST RACIST OF THEM ALL.
Go to iCasualties org
Iraq war totals 2001-2008 – 4,221
Afghanistan war totals 2001-2008 -1260
Iraq war totals 2009-2011 – 242
Afghanistan totals 2009-2011 – 993
Need I say more Jay, other than both of these conflicts started before this administration and one of them shouldn't have been started at all. How about those WMD?
Good for BO for doing this.
Bad for the stupid Dems who like to call people racists and other names. They don't even realize how blind they are and the fact that they are haters and let the hate lead their views. It was ok for them to call Bush all kinds of names (and they still do almost 3 years later). But in their mind nobody can question anything BO does. BTW, if you are going to slam me for my comments please include ONE thing you think BO was wrong about.
jean2009, I do not understand your point. Are you actually saying that 993 in Afganistan is acceptable? I am the one that gave the link to icasulties.com go look again, and you will see that the total for Coalition forces is 1480. This all reminds me of an All in the family episode where Gloria was complaining about people killed with guns. Archy said 'would it make you feel any better if they were pushed out of windows?'
Jean dead is dead, nothing to brag about. Barry has expanded and extended the war in Afghanistan. He is the one that continues to kill our troops. It is his responsibility.
Jay, Unless you have missed, or wish to completely ignore, this bit of news, President Obama does not commit all coalition forces, he committed the 993 American forces. If you have a problem with the remaining 487 of the 1480 then I would suggest taking that up with the heads of the countries which committed them.
As for the 993 which are American, I assure you everyone would rather not have any American forces dead in any war ...at any time, and that I'm sure would include the President. Maybe someone should have thought before troops were initially sent to war. Removing troops from war is not as easy as it sounds, it means safely removing men and equipment in an orderly fashion which can involve continuing to make the area safe enough for that to happen.
Although the Vietnam War ended in March 1973, it took two more years until April 1975 for Saigon to fall, and from 1973 to 1998 another 1178 were recorded as having died in that war, even though most of them did not die from 1973 to 1975.
May I ask, where you complaining when Afghanistan and Iraq originally happened?
@ jean2009, I have complained about both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars from day one. Do a google search on this blog and you will see. I Do not care if the president if Republican or Democrat, I do not agree with the wars.
My complaint is that Barry expanded and extended the war. More troops have died under Barry than President Bush. It is his war, he asked for the job, said he would do a better job. He did not inherit this he asked for it. Again, in his Nobel speech he said it was a just war. He is the one that made the decision to continue. He is the one that is now responsible. If you did not agree with President Bush then you also have to disagree with Barry.
I have always taken this stand. It is the Liberals out here that are hypocrites. Not me.
No Jay... you do not get the dodge of repeating the lie that more troops have died under Obama. The numbers do not compute of troops actually committed by each.
Bush=5481 (Iraq & Afghanistan)
Obama=1236 (Iraq & Afghanistan)
However, I will bet this president will bring home more troops than Bush.
give it a rest Jay .. u don't like it ... go live elsewhere. Can't help but wonder who did what to you that nade you filled with so much hate.
Jay in NC: You have a "pre-existing condition" that's been misdiagnosed.
It's called a deep seated racial hatred...which has to be learned. It causes people like Jay and Glenda to provide bald-faced lies to support what they want to believe. As a white northern who has lived on both sides of the Mason/Dixon I know it when I encounter it.
Currently the Teanuts are fueled and thriving on it.
The Northern cities are more segregated than the South. Take Detroit, NY, Chicago, they are all segregated cities.
Jay, did anyone mention the percentage of segregation in various areas of the population, or is this your way of changing the topic?
You are the one that said "As a white northern who has lived on both sides of the Mason/Dixon I know it when I encounter it."
You people are truly crazy out here. I think Barry should do well with people like you supporting him.
Did I say I only found racism south of the Mason/Dixon... NO. I said I have lived both north and south and know it when I see it. The south can't claim it all, but he can claim a good share.
Yes, I'm an Obama supporter, and I assume you don't care who the opposition is just so they are the right color.
Why don't you hush, Jay? If he tried to go visit all of the graves and the families of the lost soldiers and marines, you'd be squealing about him flying all over the United States in Airforce One, trying to get to all of them; how much it would be costing the US taxpayers! Yes! He did say Aghanistan was a 'just war'; reason being, that was where the US focus should've been and stayed since it was 'alleged' we were looking for OBL! He actually gave your 'President' Bush a pass on that one by announcing it!
Your such an idiot. It's not expected of Obama but to visit the tomb of the Unknown soldier. He has this year one time. The rest of the time he was on vacation or off playing golf somewhere. He does not give a darn about the Military, it's customs are the U.S. If he did he'd salute the flag (Instead of grabbing his crotch) salute the National Antheum and salute the Soldiers who guard AF One when he boards and off Boards. Read his books so you can see what he likes and doesn't like. It's in his own words. See that his main preference of religion is Muslim. He wishes to disarm America and donwnsize the military. He has already donwsized it's budget twice and has a plan to decrease the soldiers pay. I wish you antil military people would just take a flying leap. No one asked your sons, kinfolks are anyone connected to you to be in the military. So if they think they should stay in Afghanistan or Iraq that is the ones who desire to be there. I was a career soldier with 30 years of service and both my sons are career soldiers. Take a look at Arlington Cemetary how it is nelected since Obama came into office the next time they show it. Better still go see it. It is overgrown. Tombstone markers leaning and in general a mess. This is enough to hang the scoundrel in the White House. Kiss his butt goodbye for he will not be reelected.
Furthermore, I'm Liberal; I'll continue to give you that crap about 'President' Bush you don't like to hear, nor really want to acknowledge, everytime I see you going off half-cocked at 'Barry', acting like you forgot. Yes! He IS cleaning up Bushs' mess! Bush put us into both, Afghanistan and Iraq. When OBAMA walked into office, those two 'messes' fell into his lap! Most Generals, including Powell have voiced to OBAMA and to us the importance of 'draw down' responsibility. OBAMA listens to them not YOU!
You Liz Carter are one more dumb animal. Who do you think has been in charge of the Congress for the last seven years. Who do you think sets budgets., establishs employment and funds the Military. Your wrong on both ACCOUNTS ON THE WARS IN AFGHanistan and Iraq. First place WMD were in iraq because Clinton gave them to them to GUARD THEIR BORDERS AGAINST iRAN. BUT HUSSAIN WITHIN TWO MONTHS WIPED OUT OVER THREE THOUSANDK, IN THREE VILLAGES JUST TO SEE HOW THEY WORKED. LOOK IT UP IT'S IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET. AFGHANISTAN WAS A HOT BED FOR AL QUAIDO WITH THE TALIBAN PROTECTING THEM KILLING ANYONE WHO OPPOSED THEIR RULE. YES BY ALL MEANS ANY PRESIDENT WORTH A DAMN WHOULD HAVE US THERE AND WE WOULD STAY TO ENSURE TRANSITION OF GOVERNMENT WAS COMPLETE. IF NOT THEN IT WILL BE A THING TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU PUT LOW MENTALITY PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER. THEY HAVE NO IDEAL WHAT THE BIG PICTURE REALLY IS. IF YOUR A BIBLE SCHOLAR THEN READ YOUR BIBLE IT PLAINLY TELLS YOU IN THE bOOK OF REVELATIONS WHAT IS GOING TO TO HAPPEN AND WHILE YOUR AT IT READ MOSES AND THE BOOK OF JOSHUA SO YOU WILL KNOW WHY WE MUST SUPPORT ISRAEL. BUT OF COURSE THIS DOES NOT FIT IN THE ISLAM WORLD AND OBAMA'S. HE WILL CAUSE AMERICA TO COME NEAR TO FALLING BECAUSE OF HIS EMBARRASSING NON-SUPPORT OF ISRAEL. GOD WILL NOT LIKE AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA DO NOT LIKE IT. SAY GOODBYE TO OBAMA THE FRAUD, TRAITOR AND LIAR.
I just lost 2 IQ points by reading that crap Glenda wrote.
This is what you get when you put low mentality people in positions of power. GLENDA
There she goes again with her rant that ends in all caps.
It is time that Israel hear the truth...they are a great part of the reason there is no peace in the middle east. All they do is put road blocks in the way of peace and hold out their hand for more aid.
Ignorance is bliss and you Liz Carter have plently of bliss. What was Bush to do since 9/11 happened. Set around on his butt like Obama waiting for another attack. Yes Iraq had WMDs because Clinton and the Democrats gave them to them. Look it up. Hussain, immediately in the next month went and wiped out three Kurd Villages with them to see how they worked. (Look that one up) This Iraq business has been the Democrats all the way. Only the Republicans have tried to do something with them. Let's test your IQ. Who destroyed Social Security and is tryingto further destroy it now? They did start it under Roosevelt, but since then they have steadilty been tearing away at it. I have an ideal you rely on Social Security and welfare to make it. Under Obama you will soon kiss that goodbye. For there is no way this country can continue supporting you and all the illegals plus Odamnacare. So please set down and shut the hell up.
Needed another photo op?
The same type you'd be praising as an act of compassion to the troops if it was Bush.
President and Mrs. Bush visited Walter Reed and bethesda countless times. They just didn't notify the press.
Almost forgot, Where's the photo(of the president) Fedup? At least have something tangible to comment on before you toss out your random criticism.
Guess you missed the part where it says "closed to reporters and cameras." Try reading before you post next time.
I guess you missed the 'closed to reporters and cameras' part?
NOW BRING THE REST OF THE SOLDIERS HOME BEFORE THEY NEED TO BE AT WALTER REED.
THE BUSH WARS HAVE NO PURPOSE, COST WAY TOO MUCH MONEY, AND DO NOTHING TO PROTECT AMERICA. IT WAS BUSH FRAUD AND IT'S TIME TO END IT.
Do you know what it means to have Erkell to the Soldiers for him to come to Walter Reed Hospital. A hinderance they must endure and a laughing joke when they see Ichabod. TYhey know he's not serious that his goal is to destroy them. So it's much better that he just go play gold like he did when the Seals got Bin Laden after Cheney and Bushes plan worked. Worthless only has about a 17 monthes left. He needs to play an enjoy them if he's not found out before then about his fraud, BC, and Social Security issues. His ties to george Soros and Ayers the terriost. RUN OBAMA RUN. FOR WE WILL FIND YOU LIKE WE DID BIN LADEN. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO JUSTIFY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
Glenda craw back in your Fox"news" dungeon You are possibly the biggest right wing hack I have seen on here. Not one ounce of fact in anything you say. Let me guess you are retired, and you sit in front of your computer all day and spew hate for OUR president. How do you know anything about the military? I didn't think they let women serve in the civil war. God you make me sick. Stupid people like YOU are the reason this country is in decline., Do us a favor and hurry up and die, that's what the tea party wants.
I rckoen you are quite dead on with that.
A photo op – nothing more, nothing less. Bush did this all of the time, and still does. But his staff never leaked it to the Democrat Media Establishment.
Glenda; OMG! Where do I start? First in case you're honestly a retired military woman, I'd just like to thank you for your service. If you are, you may need to be evaluated for PTSD. You know, some of your rant, I may be able to cypher or digest but most of it was traumatic fabrications. I know DEMS were in the majority under BUSH, but BUSH was still in charge, just like you keep claiming about OBAMA! You say he's in charge; everything's on him! Who's in charge of his 'JUST SAY NO' congress? Seems like GOP!
This is bull. All Presidents can only do so much without Congress' approval. Congress sets budgets, economy and hunts jobs. The Presidents can only suggest laws he can not just sign piece of paper like Obamacare into law without Congressional approval. He did so that is a breech of the Constitution. An impeachable offense. It's just that we have a Democrat Congress so no one can do aything about it. All the Republicans control is the House, but joined together with ther Senate that makes the Congress the Republicans still come up short. So put the blame on Mame. Missy.
House vote on Health Care Reform – 219 to 216 a majority
Senate vote on Health Care Reform – 60 to 39 a majority.
The last I checked for any piece of legislation all it takes is a majority.
Basically, the Republicans are upset that President Obama helped pass the Nixon/Kennedy Health Care Legislation, and they didn't get bragging rights, and they didn't get to sell out the parts to the insurance companies, and medical providers that would allow them to discriminate, deny coverage, or provide cost controls.
Contd: it seems to me that when you all remind us that the DEMS were in charge or in the majority in congress under BUSH and they sat there an let BUSH and his posse just run us into the dirt like they did, I look at it like this; as far as those wars, I say DEMS did try to go along with their 'leader' and the rest of the REPUBS on what he thought needed to be done at that time, even though they came to find out later on along with most of us that at least one of them was unsubstantiated! Neither funded!
Contd: what I'm saying is it that even when it looked 'questionable', some of the decisions this 'decider' made the DEMS seemed to have had enough patriotism and Americanism to take the leap with him! Either that or they were railroaded by the REPUBS! Just plain scared to seem like they weren't getting along with 'status quo'. Whatever the reasons were, we let it go and hoped for the best. Its strange OBAMA can't seem to get the same support and respect from the REBUBS, and a few scary 'conservative' DEMS!
Contd: Glenda, I know about the necessity to 'draw down' from a war or conflict responsibly. That's what McCain, Obama and Hillary continued to tell us during the campaign! McCain especially indicated the necessity. He said we wouldn't want to have to go back to lingering unrest. They all often said we would have to stay there to ensure transfer of power and to make sure that their new governments were set up. You need to tell a few of our conservative friends on here who keep screaming at Obama about it!
At last–Mr President did something for someone besides himself–Rahhh-Rahhh–LOL
CHARLES LEMON YOUR OUR HERO!!!!!!
CHARLES LEMON YOUR OUR HERO!!!!
As have many including Jay in NC has slammed us over and over again with, about being OBAMA supporters and trying to tell the truth of all he has accomplished, tried to accomplish, and will accomplish, with people like Glenda and other fabricating, instigating, GOP neo-conservative OBAMA-rebukers supporting THEM, no wonder their 'ticket' is so flip-floppish' and unstable! They're so busy trying to keep up their berations against OBAMA, 'til they aren't really running against each other! It's plain insanity!
Obama is a danger to our country. I am waiting for him to announce he is implementing Sharia law. He is not to be trusted. I guess you believe his lies. I am sorry for you. If I were religious, the thought Anti-Christ would come to mind.
He has crept in, crept up, and definately crapped out.
This is just another Obama PR stunt. He does not care about our troops, or anyone else. He has never served in the military, just like most politicians. He should have already been impeached for defying our Federal Immigration laws. Now he scoffs at the War Powers Act. Another impeachable offense. They need to take away the keys to Air Force One and see if he can actually accomplish anything at all, besides his contineous vacations. I am so impressed with his leadership skills, I dropped my Democratic affiliation and am now registered as an Independent.
Like Beverly NC said STFU!!! Ignorant Repubs!!!!
Interesting.... third trip to Walter Reed to visit the injured yet this weekend he visited the golf course for the 74th time in his Presidency.... at least Bush stopped/cut back on playing golf because of the War.....
Just the latest example of the contempt the presnt occupant of the White House holds toward the military.....
But then he spent over 400 days at the ranch riding around with Barney and cutting brush. So much so it was stated that the War President was missing in action.
Bush did not cut back on his golfing because of the 2 wars he 'SET OFF'! Where'd you get that idea? He even hung out MORE in Crawford, Texas riding around in his truck on the ranch, with 'Barney' in tow! If my memory serves me right, he even made a commercial out there! When he wasn't there, he was 'laid back' up in Camp David! In the background, from his bunker, Cheney was overseeing the wars, making sure 'national vital interests' were being gathered and protected. He was the 'business head' anyway!
President Obama has visited a golf course only sixty times since his presidency! There are 52 weeks in a year. Some golfers go out at least once a week to practice or play. The man has been in Whitehouse two and a half years. Minimally, you can count 104 weeks! So what? 60 times out of a hundred and four weeks? My goodness!
You may want to update that number to 73, Liz. Check this out.
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