Barack Obama has never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan. He hasn't been to Iraq in years. He voted against funding for our troops. He voted against the successful surge in Iraq and through his arrogance, fails to admit it was the right thing to do. Now, he made time to go to the gym, but cancelled a visit with wounded troops and blamed it on the Pentagon. Apparently the Pentagon told him he was allowed to go, but wouldn't allow him to bring cameras. Obviously, he thinks more of a photo opportunity than he does the wounded troops.
I guess a whirlwind tour can justify these things to some people. However, he can't just stand in Germany and suggest terrorist torture to the cheers and delight of the Europeans and think it will make everything OK. He even decided upon his plan for the middle east before he went. That just shows arrogance and an unwillingness to learn from what is really going on there.