June 28th, 2008
10:32 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama visits Walter Reed

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama made a private, last-minute stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday morning where he presumably visited with wounded veterans, though campaign aides both on and off site would not confirm, and a press pool was not allowed in the facility.

While the Illinois senator was inside, Obama's campaign simultaneously announced he would be making trips to both the Middle East and to Europe shortly this summer.

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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Debby, NJ

    Mr. Change is doing the important thing by taking look at those here on the homefront suffering to...Where the hell is McShame, why hasn't he visted Walter Reed?

    June 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Remy

    Iraq is not part of USA and Bush invaded Iraq after telling LIES ...LIES..LIES..LIES.

    But I am sympathetic with the soldiers who are dead or wounded. Sen. Obama will save more young American lives.

    June 28, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. virginia nielsen

    Yes,he did in 2006 and probably he is going there this summer to see ,personally, the stupid killing in a stupid war that is a result of a unauthorized stupid invasion ruled by a stupid and arrogant president called George W. Bush !!! I wish good luck to Senator Obama on his plans for our future. God bless America !!! OBAMA 2008-2016 !!!

    June 28, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Willow, from Iowa

    Obama visited Iraq in 2006. He says he won't go back until nearer the convention.

    I think its great that he's visiting with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed. He always did care more for the CARE of the military soldiers than the other nominee.

    June 28, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. saga for Obama

    you see this was for the Vets not the cameras. get off of the photo op trip. not every thing is for the image, at least Obama knows how to do things for the betterment of the soul.
    all McCain does for the soul is...SELL IT OUT

    June 28, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. arnoldray

    He can't. Because when he does the new Iraqi leadership is going to tell him,

    "Thanks a lot for nothing, we have safety for our women and children and you are such a pansy Obambi (HAHAHA), spineless, heartless weak little man that you would leave us to be slaughtered. We are almost ready to defend ourselves and secure our future and secure a supply of free-market oil but you are willing to throw all of this progress down the toilet, just to gain power, thanks a lot you evil heartless gutless wussy of a half man. You don't even care that we are so close to success. You must really hate us that bad. And just what sect of Muslim are you anyway? You must be Sunni that is why you want us to be destroyed. Your name is Hussein just like the dictator that killed our people. He was Sunni too. That is why you want to see us fail. We are now living in peace but you want to ruin all that. We HATE you, get out of our country and never come again. You are not welcome here".

    June 28, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |

    Willy .......... Mr. Change, aka Jmmy Carter II, still hasn't visited .........

    IRAQ!...... Obama's campaign simultaneously announced he would be making trips to both the Middle East and to Europe shortly this summer.........IS THAT OK SIR!!.......... McBUSH! McWILLY! McSame!
    3 FOR a DOLLAR!!!!!

    June 28, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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