Jul 24 04:09 PM US/Eastern
BERLIN (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama scrapped plans to visit wounded members of the armed forces in Germany as part of his overseas trip, a decision his spokesman said was made because the Democratic presidential candidate thought it would be inappropriate on a campaign-funded journey.
The spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said Thursday that Obama made his decision out of respect for the servicemen and women, but Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign immediately criticized the move.
"Barack Obama is wrong. It is never inappropriate to visit our men and women in the military," said Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the Republican contender.
Obama's decision raised a number of questions because the visit, which had been scheduled for Friday, never appeared on the schedule of events distributed to reporters who are accompanying him on his travels.
Obamafraud and his campaign staff sure made it a priority to be seen at very public events orchestrated to make him look "presidential" the last few days. They don't believe there was anything inappropriate about visiting the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, with campaign signs or apologizing for America on foreign soil.
Apparently Obamafraud and his campaign believe there is nothing to be gained photo-opwise from meeting with wounded soldiers, however.