An Army officer’s negative e-mail account of Barack Obama’s visit with troops in Afghanistan set the blogosphere ablaze with both pro and anti-Obama comments. The e-mail signed by Capt. Jeffrey S. Porter at Bagram Airbase characterized Obama’s uly 19 visit with soldiers in terms that were directly opposite to what was reported in the press. According to Porter, “As the soldiers where(were) lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn’t say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the general.” He then claimed Obama went to the recreation area to secure “publicity pictures playing baseball” and “shunned the opportunity to talk with soldiers to thank them for their services. I swear we get more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders than from one of the Senator who wants to be President of the United States. I just don’t understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-in-Chief.”
Captain Porter now asks all to delete his email. Obama headquarters noted discrepancies in the email since he never played basketball in Afghanistan. It was just another lie by a Republican who is once again engaged in a smear campaign.