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Obama Lands in Afghanistan In Surprise Visit
CNNi ^ | 5-1-12 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 05/01/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf

President Barack Obama made a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday, the first anniversary of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.

The president will make a televised address from Afghanistan at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The trip was Obama's third to Afghanistan since taking office. He visited in March 2010 and returned in December of the same year. He also visited Afghanistan in 2008 as a presidential candidate.

Tuesday's visit came at a particularly delicate time in relations between the United States and Afghanistan. The countries have been negotiating a strategic agreement that would outline the basis for U.S.-Afghan cooperation after most U.S. and allied troops withdraw in 2014.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; communist; obama; obamacampaignmode; surrender
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Barack "We Don't Spike The Football on Dead Terrorists!" Obama spiking the football in Afghanistan, in front of the cameras.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Doing the Icky Shuffle in the end zone.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tcrlaf

I wish someone would photoshop a picture of Obama posing over Osama’s dead body like the soldiers got in trouble for. Sort of like a trophy kill.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 12:14:31 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: tcrlaf

This is beyond reprehensible. The sorry son of a b!tch.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: tcrlaf

“Hi, just wanted to see if I could drive your morale even lower.”


5 posted on 05/01/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek

He’s there to claim victory for the Taliban and to secretly tell them that he really had nothing to do with Osama Bin Laden’s death.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tcrlaf

7 posted on 05/01/2012 12:17:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: tcrlaf

PUKE!


8 posted on 05/01/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: tcrlaf

Even some members of the die-hard MSM kneepad brigade are a bit queasy over this blatant showboating....now he’s just looking silly and everyone except him realizes it.

Guess that’s what happens when you only have one positive piece of news in your entire Presidency - and you were huddled in the corner sucking your thumb when the real men made it possible!


9 posted on 05/01/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: tcrlaf

“Hey guys!! Is there a nice motel around here? I’m scoping out vacation sites!”


10 posted on 05/01/2012 12:19:47 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Doing the Icky Shuffle in the end zone.”

Why are you insulting Icky by comparing him to 0bama? Icky actually carried the ball over the goal line while 0bama was at home sitting in front of the TV.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 12:20:19 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Never on my watch

He could probably pop in on a few old friends while in the -”....Stahns”...he must have some ex-BF’s from his old college-stahn days.

I am soooo tired of him...


12 posted on 05/01/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Gaffer

Apparently he has found the 51st state. I wonder how much this campaign appearance is costing us. And no doubt the TV networks will show his speech, after denying Romneys request last week. The Blood Pressure is starting to rise.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: tcrlaf

Maybe he can chow down on canine while there.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 12:21:01 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: JimSEA; All

“This is beyond reprehensible. The sorry son of a b!tch.”

What did you expect? Axelrod said that Obama would WIN in 2012 because “He killed Osama”. Anyone remember that?

It’s the ONLY foreign policy win the Obamunists have, EVERY OTHER try has been an amateurish FAIL.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 12:21:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama has not right to go to Afghanistan on a tax payer funded campaign trip during an Election Year.

No other president would do such a thing.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 12:21:29 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Never on my watch
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17 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, Mr Pesident go down that alley and turn right and then turn left.
There are a group of locals who want to meet the great Barack Obama.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:39 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: tcrlaf
please keep him

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19 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: 4yearlurker
“Hey guys!! Is there a nice motel around here? I’m scoping out vacation sites!”

One of the few places on earth where it won't be run by a Patel...

20 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: tcrlaf
I hope the American people haven't completely lost their sense of nuance, this bastard and his lickspittle friends in the news media are friggen clubbing us over the head with his lame "I killed Osama" campaign message.

Its nauseating and embarrassing at once.

21 posted on 05/01/2012 12:23:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tcrlaf
You can bet the visit has more to do with “O” demanding DIRECT and PERSONAL input into selling our a$#es down the river for good and all where Asia and the WOT is concerned.

He wants to assure the complete and irreversible demise of US influence and policies in that part of the world.

It is really one of the many nails “O” has personally driven into our coffin.

22 posted on 05/01/2012 12:23:44 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tcrlaf

The primary shame here is that he doesn’t put forth any action or effort to prevent future maiming of our soldiers in this area. He would rather our soldiers lose limbs than fight this war the way it needs to be fought.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT by RushingWater (Let's have a brokered convention and page Sarah Palin)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Thats EMPEROR Obama to us peasants. Get used to it, his second term is going to be just awesome, especially after he opens our borders completely.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 12:25:42 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: tcrlaf
What "strategic agreements" did we sign with Germany or Japan?

This whole 'partnership' approach that the leftist is taking is nothing more than a surrender of American superiority both moral and military -a leftist sacrifice of American sovereignty at the altar of international rule.

25 posted on 05/01/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: ColdOne
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26 posted on 05/01/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: tcrlaf

Oh goody, another Obama speech!!! I can hardly wait!!! What’s the over/under line on the total number of “I”, “me”, and “my” in this latest gem? 100?


27 posted on 05/01/2012 12:27:21 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: tcrlaf

That’s funny. I just read this morning that, “Obama is absolutely NOT in Afghanistan”! Lies. Imagine that.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: tcrlaf

-—Barack “We Don’t Spike The Football on Dead Terrorists!” Obama spiking the football in Afghanistan, in front of the cameras.——

Woooooooowww... This may work with his peeps, but it won’t work on the mushy middle.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: tcrlaf
The president will make a televised address from Afghanistan at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Thanks for the warning!

30 posted on 05/01/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: tcrlaf

Did he bring a film crew to shoot a campaign commercial?


31 posted on 05/01/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rockvillem

Announcement made after Rush goes off the air. Then they cancel the White House Press Brief for today. Can’t stand the heat... .get out of our White House!


32 posted on 05/01/2012 12:30:14 PM PDT by JFC
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To: baddog 219

Barack Hussein Obama’s “I KILLED OBAMA, BIATCHEZ!” World Tour...

There, I fixed it for you.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 12:30:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
Given the 8 1/2 hour time difference between Kabul and DC, that means he's going to be speaking at 4 AM local time.

I'm sure our brave men and women will jump at the chance to join in the photo op.

34 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:07 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama's minions will have to disarm the troops again, like they did with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: tcrlaf

Why didn’t Zer0 go to Gitmo’ to celebrate shutting it down ~3 yr ago?


36 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tcrlaf

Obozo can’t lead as he has zero leadership skills. However, he does know how to spend the taxpayer’s money for his own benefit.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: baddog 219

Lovely...Nail the B**d


38 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

Ironically, it has taken the entirety of my lifetime (roughly, from 1950 to now) for the evil in this world to work their slow, steady debasement and overthrow of this country.

It gave us strong leaders in the beginning like Truman and Ike, and then moved on to the Kennedy’s (a horrible bunch) and then to LBJ, the perfect polititican...then Nixon, then Ford. Then Carter and miraculously - Reagan who will never be matched again. Two Bushs and a Clinton later, we are faced with this country’s downfall under the treachery of Obama.

This man is now in the country where our soldiers have to guard their lives constantly. And now they have to be even more vigilent to protect his sorry ass. It is a damned shame.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 12:31:58 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“One of the few places on earth where it won’t be run by a Patel.”

Now thats funny, and oh so true.LOL


40 posted on 05/01/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Student0165
That’s funny. I just read this morning that, “Obama is absolutely NOT in Afghanistan”! Lies. Imagine that.

He wasn't. Probably still in the air. So there. Do I really need the /s tag?

41 posted on 05/01/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: tcrlaf
Geeze, Obama does have that certain frame of mind doesn’t he?

He does not even consider that braggarts of false bravado and deeds are detested.

42 posted on 05/01/2012 12:33:51 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: skeeter
I kind of get a kick out of this. Remember when GB landed on the Lincoln. The phackin' libs about chit their pants over that.

Apparently that was a No-No but it's OK for Rambomba to run around the world claiming to be (with apologies to Mr. Pitney)The Man Who Shot Osama bin Laden, He Shot Osama bin Laden and he was the Bravest of Them All.

What a phony phacker'!

43 posted on 05/01/2012 12:35:05 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: tcrlaf
TSK, TSK Obama, you are spiking the football. Your tone is puny when you compare yourself to past GREAT AMERICAN Leaders of the past who really did make tough decisions. Let's compare!

MEMO FOR THE RECORD Apr. 29, 2011, 10:35 a.m.

Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault. The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.

Now compare President Obama’s handling of this moment in US History to that of then General Eisenhower on the day before D-Day (in case of failure). General Eisenhower had the guts to meet up with the 101st Airborne thinking that 80% of these men would be dead within the next 48 hours. Yet he spent time with them despite his breaking heart. Then on his drive back he penned a note that said the following: A digital copy of the message is below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3986780759/

Here is what the message said if you cannot read President Eisenhower's writing.

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

Let's see if Obama thanks Bush for the Military he inherited. If he does, I'll STFU for a day. Really, I will.

44 posted on 05/01/2012 12:36:01 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Student0165

Bet it’s his double if anyone is there at all. He has a double for sure. got that idea from the other Hussein. Sometimes his hair is black and other times it’s almost white. Sometimes his mouth has that puffy ring around and other times he doesn’t have that. sometimes he looks like the picture of evil and hate/anger, and other times he’s goodtime charlie. the one is not going to put himself in harms way. You can bet on that.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: skeeter
I kind of get a kick out of this. Remember when GB landed on the Lincoln. The phackin' libs about chit their pants over that.

Apparently that was a No-No but it's OK for Rambomba to run around the world claiming to be (with apologies to Mr. Pitney)The Man Who Shot Osama bin Laden, He Shot Osama bin Laden and he was the Bravest of Them All.

What a phony phacker'!

46 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: airborne

“Obama’s minions will have to disarm the troops again, like they did with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.”

Very interesting thought - wonder if anyone from the drooling press corps will report it if it happens?


47 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:50 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: tcrlaf

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ANNIVERSARY!!!


48 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama Lands in Afghanistan In Surprise Visit

...to negotiate terms of surrender...

...which will be reported as victory by the MSM...

49 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1197 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: tcrlaf

LOL. Barry overplaying his hand will cost him this election. All he had to do was sign up a few RINOs and be POTUS Bipartisan but this bitter little man can never stop attacking.

He is going to look like a fool with his pants on the ground doing a victory lap in Afganistan.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by lodi90
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