President Obama will visit the military hospital at Landstuhl, Germany on June 5, the White House announced today. Landstuhl became the center of a campaign controversy last summer when Obama canceled a stop there to visit wounded soldiers (Landstuhl receives wounded U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan). A military official at the hospital said he "didn't know why" the stop had been canceled, and John McCain aired a TV ad alleging Obama was more concerned with publicity than U.S. soldiers and canceled the stop because the Pentagon wouldn't let him bring cameras. Some critics questioned Obama's patriotism.
The June 5 trip will be Obama's first visit to the facility.