Why Obama snubbed the troops: no photo op allowed posted at 7:21 am on July 25, 2008 by Ed Morrissey NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube get the skinny on the abrupt cancellation of Barack Obama’s visit to Landstuhl and Ramstein yesterday. The campaign tried to excuse it by claiming that it wouldn’t be appropriate to visit while on a campaign-funded portion of his trip, but that wasn’t the real problem. When Obama found out he couldn’t use the visit as a photo op, he canceled: One military official who was working on the Obama visit said because political candidates are prohibited from using military installations as campaign backdrops, Obama’s representatives were told, “he could only bring two or three of his Senate staff member, no campaign officials or workers.” In addition, “Obama could not bring any media. Only military photographers would be permitted to record Obama’s visit.” The official said “We didn’t know why” the request to visit the wounded troops was withdrawn. “He (Obama) was more than welcome. We were all ready for him.” This whole trip has been one big photo op with the liberal press and their agenda to get him elected in full support, it looks like the American public is waking up to see thru this facade. What's the name of the fairy tale where the character plays a flute and all the rats(no pun insteaded) throughout the land follow him into the sea. Will this guy is Ian Anderson, from what I'm seeing.