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Old May 1, '12, 12:46 pm
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President Barack Obama is in Afghanistan for a whirlwind visit that will culminate in a live, televised address to the American people.

Obama is expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement shortly with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Obama’s scheduled to speak to the nation just after 7:30 p.m., eastern time, from Bagram airbase.

Pool, which assembled Monday night at Andrews, has been under an embargo preventing reporting of the trip up til now.

Obama left at 12:09 AM Tuesday morning. And arrived at Bagram at 10:20 pm local time.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...s#.T6A1TcVa5U0

This is the 1 year anniversary of the killing of bin Laden.
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Old May 1, '12, 12:57 pm
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It looks like the Seals aren't very happy

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/wi...ift-boat-obama
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It looks like the Seals aren't very happy

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/wi...ift-boat-obama


And those are not the type of people you want angry with you.
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Old May 1, '12, 6:03 pm
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Default Re: Obama in Afghanistan, will make speech tonight

Video here
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/47255333#47255333

Transcript here
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...m-afghanistan/

No troops were present during the address
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We should be out of there and learn the lessons of the Soviets. The president is wrong on this one.
Not one more American life should be sacrificed for this tribal group...I won't even call it a nation.

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President Barack Obama is in Afghanistan for a whirlwind visit that will culminate in a live, televised address to the American people.
This is good.
If for no other reason then my stock portfolio increases every time the man leaves US borders.
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Default Obama signs pact, greets troops in surprise Afghanistan visit

KABUL, Afghanistan — Putting a symbolic seal on a long and brutal conflict, President Obama made a dramatic overnight visit to the Afghan capital, signing an accord meant to offer assurances that the United States is not abandoning Afghanistan but also acknowledging that the massive Western military presence is coming to a close.

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He addressed Americans in a live TV broadcast at 4 a.m. local time — prime-time back home — before flying out before sunrise Wednesday.

"My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war," Obama said, standing before armored vehicles. "Yet here, in the predawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. The Iraq war is over. The number of our troops in harm's way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home soon. We have a clear path to fulfill our mission in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to Al Qaeda."

Earlier, in remarks to the troops, Obama was greeted by cheers when he noted that "a year ago we were finally able to bring Osama bin Laden to justice." The troops responded with an "ooh-rah" roar and applause.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,2346711.story
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So we get to pay for Afgani heroin production for another 12 years with our blood and tax money. Fantastic!
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people.
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I thought Obama was going to bring our troops home...?
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I thought Obama was going to bring our troops home...?
In 2024.
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Great, now bring the troops home posthaste (probably won't happen)
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