August 30th, 2010
01:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to visit Walter Reed

(CNN) - President Obama is headed to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Monday to visit veterans wounded in Iraq.

The visit is not on the President's schedule but an official said the President wanted to make the visit one day before delivering his Tuesday night Oval Office address to the nation marking the removal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq.


Filed under: Iraq • issues • President Obama
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  1. Soap

    These wounded troops better hide their wallets, after all, demorats wanted combat wounded veterans to pay for their own health care because they volunteered to be in the military.

    August 30, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. Eli

    So if CNN is reporting this does this mean that the trip is no longer a surprise?

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    August 30, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. obama victim

    looks like Barry is trying to turn around those poll numbers...waaaaaaaaay too late for that.....loser

    August 30, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Bob in PA

    Another photo op on the presidents plate. It's a great day.

    August 30, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. d1120

    Nothing to see here, merely a photo-op.

    August 30, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. TOP SGT

    What the heck is he going to Reed for. He couldn't go and honor the Vets on Memorial day. He will not salute his honor guard as he enters Air Force one or salute when the National Anthem is played., He is not a patriot instead he is a Muslim and hates all Americans. He can not make speachs with the American Flags behind him. Disrespects the Oval Office by sitting with his feet up on the top of the Antique desk James Madison gave the White House. He is totally ignorant and obnoxious. I never knew how much all the African Americans hated us until this man gained office. Now they think they have the power to say anything. They have slandered Sarah Palin to death and she has never said one racist thing or did an act toward them. The only thing she has done is run for Vice President. They have called her immoral on how she raised her daughter. Now listen to that one when over 70% of them don't even know who their father is. Their grandmommy raised them. This is hatred at it's most WITH NO DARN SENSE TO IT. BUT ISN'T THAT STANDARD FOR A CROUP OF MORONS?

    YOU CAN BET CNN WILL NOT POST THIS COMMENT.

    August 30, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. Mary

    God's blessings on you Mr. President and the troops who so courageously served this nation.

    August 30, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Keith in Austin

    Political pandering at best! Bozo is only attempting to gain some fodder for his personal victory speech Tuesday night after he voted against the surge as an incompetent Senator!

    August 30, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Joe

    Oh boy!!! Obama's going to another photo op–this one with the wounded troops!!! Need to jin up some qualitity time with the Armed Forces so we can garner more votes for the Nov elections. As a Iraq war vet this guy makes me want to puke.

    August 30, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. bill

    president obama.visit the troops at walter reed.and please tell them why their there. AND COMPLETE THIS PULLOUT OF IRAQ.SOONER THAN LATER.

    August 30, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. Airdoc

    Another photo op!

    August 30, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. MILLIE SIMPSON

    The muslim Obama visiting Walter Reed reminds me of a buzzard sitting on a fence waiting for the traffic to slow so he can get to the wreck..

    August 30, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. Allen Hussein

    The last time that Obama and a group of NBA All-Stars visited the wounded troops and played a pick up basketball game for their entertainment, the rightard mob howled. I wonder how the rightard lunatic fringe will spin this?

    August 30, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Da Professor

    Walter Reed

    Walter Reed, our hospital that Bushy and Dicky would love to forget.
    We lost over 4000 soldiers in Iraq BUT too many Americans seem to foget the over 30,000 that came back maimed and wounded.

    Lets see now – – – That is over 34,000 that were sent to discover the non-existent WMD that Bushy and Dicky knew were not there but Bushy wanted to finish what his daddy did not do.

    Then, when the WMD were not discovered or "planted" by Bushy, they said that they had been transferred to Syria. Another lie from Bushy.

    Still later, to save face for Bushy and Dicky, they came up with the absurd idea of converting Iraq to a Democracy. Iraq has been tribal for hundreds of years and is not about to change. I give Iraq about a year and the tribal instincts will kick in and the triable fueding will begin again.

    August 30, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. BD

    Just another Political Stunt by Obama.

    August 30, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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