President Obama Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus

US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus (L) introduces US President Barack Obama (C) as he holds up a 101st Airborne T-shirt at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a surprise visit for the holidays.… Read more »(AFP/Jim Watson

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LOL* While the media continues spinning unemployment numbers and having faux memory lapses of GOP OBSTRUCTIONISM.  The POTUS is PRESIDING.

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7 Responses to President Obama Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

  1. Lakia Gordon says:

    I think it’s great he went to honor those serving the country…

  2. Ametia says:

    Surprise visit

    In Afghanistan, Obama calls Karzai
    By MATT NEGRIN | 12/03/10 1:17 PM Updated: 12/03/10 3:03 PM
    The pool reports that Obama called President Hamid Karzai, who is in Kabul, after canceling a visit because of bad weather. They spoke for 15 minutes.

    The main purpose of Obama’s trip is to thank troops; he awarded five Purple Hearts. Obama was expected to be on the ground for three hours. He visited troops at a hospital for 30 minutes and met with the remaining members of a platoon that lost six people this week.

    “We started planning this over a month ago,” Ben Rhodes, a national security aide, told reporters. “And the reason was to go during the holiday season. The president wanted to find a time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas when he could go out to spend some times with the troops, in particular, and our civilians in Afghanistan. Basically to wish them a happy holidays. It’s a particularly tough time of year.”

    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told the pool that Obama also got a briefing from special forces while he was there.

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