Barack Obama calls the presence of US troops in Iraq an occupation. He refuses to go visit the wounded while on a self-promotion tour.
The Iraqi Interior Minister, on the other hand, made the time to go visit wounded servicemen at Walter Reed where he had this to say-
Jawad al-Bulani told reporters that he wanted to convey his country’s “gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warrior-soldiers, in the freeing of the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq to recover from tyranny and dictatorship.”
Bulani also praised U.S. servicemembers’ families, noting their sacrifices are equally important and appreciated by his nation.
So the Iraqi minister refers to freeing the Iraqi people while visiting wounded US servicemen- but the man who wants to be President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief blows off the troops and slanders their sacrifice and their honour by calling them occupiers rather than liberators.
Which one sounds like he respects the US Armed Forces more?
Perhaps someone needs to remind Obama that words do matter- and that he will be judged on his deeds.