You know, because Obama is so beloved by the troops.
Via The Hill:
The White House and President Obama’s campaign are criticizing Mitt Romney for not mentioning the troops in his convention address Thursday night.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said he was surprised Romney didn’t mention troops in Afghanistan, while the Obama campaign knocked the GOP candidate for not finding the time to talk about the troops during a 45-minute address that closed the GOP convention.
“I can simply speak for myself that I was surprised not to hear mention of the 70,000 men and women who are serving in Afghanistan, executing a mission that is profoundly important to America’s national security in a conflict that was the direct result of an attack on the United States by al Qaeda,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter echoed this sentiment in a conference call with reporters on Friday.