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Obama Visits Afghanistan, Will Make Televised Address Tuesday Evening [Free Campaign Commercial]
The Atlantic ^ | 5/1/12 | George E. Condon Jr.

Posted on 05/01/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Obama has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, on a surprise trip to sign a strategic agreement with Afghanistan. He will address the nation at 7:30 p.m. EDT from Bagram Air Base on Tuesday evening. In going to Afghanistan on the ninth anniversary of the most notorious example of premature presidential gloating, Obama risks turning the high point of his presidency into a political weapon for his enemies. But it will be how the president conducts himself while in the war zone that will determine if this trip is lumped in with George W. Bush's donning of a flight suit and appearing on an aircraft carrier under a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; afghanistan; cicobama; kabul; surprisevisit
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Oh look, another televised national address....a free campaign commercial for Hussein the Joker.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 1:26:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


2 posted on 05/01/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I find it interesting we don’t allow our football players to taunt the other team saying they should act like they have been there and we have to go through this bs.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 1:30:31 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama’s “brilliant” Democratic campaign staff apparently believe the public is so stupid that said public won’t see this as political. Obama is the “Greek column” President, using imagery and symbolism to cover up his laziness and lack of interest in his job.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 1:30:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess George E. Condon Jr. will be watching it with his pants around his ankles.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoFloFreeper

ANOTHER f’n address..seriously he is doing everything possible to milk this for every last drop that it’s worth..Obama is a disgrace to the White House..I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE his stinkin guts!!


6 posted on 05/01/2012 1:33:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’ll do it again on the morning of Nov 6th too, and the lame stream media will run it all day.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
George W. Bush's donning of a flight suit and appearing on an aircraft carrier under a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

For the dull-brained Americans who still fail to grasp the meaning of that banner (not here in FR, but in general): THE BANNER REFERRED TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MISSION OF THE ABE LINCOLN, NOT THE IRAQ WAR!!!!!

8 posted on 05/01/2012 1:33:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just givin’ the props their troops. Er, uh...troops their props. Yeah, that’s it.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a new height of stupidity and narcissism for the President. He seems totally indifferent to the added danger he is creating for our tropps - trying to protect his sorry ass while he does his end zone dance. Nothing like rubbing your enemies faces in it - on THEIR turf. Stupid!!!


10 posted on 05/01/2012 1:37:20 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Somebody at the so far useless RNC had better be finding out how much this campaign trip is costing us, and use it. Everyone knows what the Emperor is doing, and he needs to be called on the fact that he is once again using our money for his campaign trips. This is really getting friggen ridiculous. Not only that, but the same networks that refused to cover Romneys speech are going to cover this? Somebody please get this POS out of our White House!!


11 posted on 05/01/2012 1:37:20 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

The RNC has already started to send to protests to the GSA.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 1:39:19 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: popdonnelly

Us former WalMart shoppers, who can’t afford to shop there anymore, will enjoy watching it while dining on our .88cent Banquet frozen dinners...mine has a brownie in it for dessert! Must be my lucky day...

Thanx Obama!

/extreme s


13 posted on 05/01/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by homegroan (yes, I'm still here...)
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To: In Maryland

He doesn’t have any other achievements so he has to milk this for all it’s worth.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:30 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve made it through four years without hearing that flap-eared punk give an address, speech, etc. In fact, I’ve heard very little that’s come out of his mouth. It will make me happy to continue on in that vein tonight.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 1:44:01 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: SoFloFreeper
What a transparent, phony, charlatan.

According to my estimate, at 7:30 p.m. (EST) it will be 4:00 a.m. (May 3rd) in Kabul.

Bet the troops (who will no doubt be "ordered" to appear) are thrilled over that.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 1:44:37 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: ScottinVA
For the dull-brained Americans who still fail to grasp the meaning of that banner (not here in FR, but in general): THE BANNER REFERRED TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MISSION OF THE ABE LINCOLN, NOT THE IRAQ WAR!!!!!

THANK you for that, Scott!

The truth is so refreshing when one is bombarded with lie after lie after lie after lie......

17 posted on 05/01/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oh goodie...we get to hear him drone on and on again. Yip pee skip pee!


18 posted on 05/01/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Paladin2

No details about “the agreement” but my gues is; Our muslims will help your muslims to further Islam in the world .. wink wink.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Only if people watch him. I never do.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a buffoon.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 1:53:41 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Rennes Templar

I was talking about his speech ... not his sex life! LOL


22 posted on 05/01/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: knarf

I see he’s stumbling thru the speech someone else wrote for him. Sheesh.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Perhaps someone will bean him with a shoe.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 1:59:55 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ScottinVA

THANK YOU for saying that AGAIN! Needed repeating.

YES - the biased media blatantly used the Banner - Mission Accomplished and beat W to the ground with it.

Stupid GOP never fought back. Neither did W. Thanks for the reminder.

BTW........ this POTUS will use his TOTUS to brag to us tonight and break his arm patting himself on the back. ugh.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 2:01:15 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Perdogg

Glad to here that, they need to hit this POS with everything they have, unlike Mccain. If the indies don’t like it, they will deserve the future they vote for. We can no longer hold back and let this snake and his allies lie without calling them on it. 2 generations have now been brainwashed into believing the liberal garbage, because our candidates want to be liked by the media. If Romney is smart, he will find a way to get Newt out front as a spokesman, cause right now only him and Rush can explain conservatism to the unwashed masses, and I doubt Rush is going to give up his day job.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 2:01:16 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

“If Romney is smart, he will find a way to get Newt out front as a spokesman, cause right now only him and Rush can explain conservatism to the unwashed masses, and I doubt Rush is going to give up his day job.”

Right onnnnnnn....... Right onnnnnnnnnnn.

Rush is awesome. Newt DOES clearly articulate to the unwashed masses. Great idea. Perhaps we should begin notifying the Romney campaign what we expect. We cannot sit on the sidelines. My grandkids deserve better.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
ANOTHER f’n address..seriously he is doing everything possible to milk this for every last drop that it’s worth..Obama is a disgrace to the White House..I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE his stinkin guts!!

C'mon, quit beating around the bush - tell us how you really feel :)

Here's an AMEN, by the way.
28 posted on 05/01/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: SoFloFreeper

Will Make Televised Address Tuesday Evening

Thanks for the warning.

The Kenyan Marxist is going to mess up my DVR-ing of NCIS and NCIS L.A.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Barack Obamah Spikes The Football!


30 posted on 05/01/2012 2:13:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SoFloFreeper

Will be listening to Red Sox baseball.


31 posted on 05/01/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Signed an agreement with Karzai for the 10 years following the 2014 withdrawal of US troops.

And he did that how?? Without Congress putting their approval to it?? Surely it involves money.

32 posted on 05/01/2012 2:17:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I really hope they can do that. I realize Romney and Newt probably don’t personally care for one another, but then again they are politicians, so who knows. I do know that Newt loves his country, and I think Romney feels the same, so maybe they can get together for the good of the country. If someone doesn’t start explaining to our youth what conservatism is, it will die. Just look at online conservative sites, how many people under 25 are members, not many. It is because to the young, we are right wing hate mongers that want to stone gays, put women back in the kitchen, and starve poor people. This is what they have been taught by our lovely media, and someone needs to change that.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: knarf
Zer0 should'a gone to Pakistan for the anniversary.

Romney needs to go to Club Gitmo' for a tour and speech opportunity to explain why there shouldn't be outstanding EOs to close it.

34 posted on 05/01/2012 2:21:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: In Maryland

That’s not entirely how terrorism works, a great deal involves killing off soldiers and innocent civilians to drive the message that our president is powerless to protect us.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 2:21:21 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: rockvillem

LOL sorry for going off a little bit there but he pisses me off SO much..I wont be watching, if I want to see someone milking their 15 min of fame I’ll watch the Kardashians


36 posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Biggirl
Will be listening to Red Sox baseball.

I'll be listening to Cardinals pregame (and they damn well better not preempt it for this s##t either).

37 posted on 05/01/2012 2:27:14 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ooooh, even under the cloak of secrecy, I’d rather get a root canal without sedation than be forced to watch or hear Obamarambo speak.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: SoFloFreeper

Im so sick of this communist son of a communist whore.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, so he actually WENT to Afghanistan in order to FURTHER his anniversary celebration of Osama’s death???? What a POS. I don’t think this will get him too many points....


40 posted on 05/01/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Marathoner

HGTV’s House Hunters for me. Thank God there is an escape from this cretin.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by surrey
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To: SoFloFreeper
Osama was to Obama as Trotsky was to Stalin.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 2:52:45 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: In Maryland
He probably thinks this will boost his popularity...like Nixon going to China.

The trip makes me think of Bush's secret trip to Iraq for Thanksgiving in 2003, which was so secret that no one heard about it until he was safely on the way home. The troops thought someone was going to come out and read them a message from President Bush, and out walks their Commander-in-Chief to serve them Thanksgiving dinner.

43 posted on 05/01/2012 2:52:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SoFloFreeper
What if.... If not now, then sometime closer to November -

Obama will announce a breakthrough agreement with the Taliban and that peace in Afghanistan is a hand. Everyone will rejoice and worship the new savior - the peacemaker.

He will say he met with the Taliban leaders today and a ceasefire (think Kerry in France with Vietcong) will become effective on a certain day. What will not be said is that from his stimulus reserve of $$ billions, he is transferring a cool billion for them to stop until after the election.

That will give the Taliban with AQ backup, money and time to regroup and be ready to take over Afghanistan in 2013, thanks be to Obama.

44 posted on 05/01/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

May he be subject to the tender mercies of the Fedhayeen.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 3:09:15 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: All

It took how long to get OBL? The credit should go to our intelligence agencies and Gitmo. It reminds me when I was a kid. Go through all the work to make a cake and have someone take credit for all the hard work. Obama had the fun part...cutting the cake.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by Milligan
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To: Sarah Barracuda

DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 05/01/2012 4:00:20 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: obama
Hey Traitor, televise THIS


48 posted on 05/01/2012 4:04:01 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq (font size=10 finger=middle))
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To: knarf

Yes, this is worrisome. Just what exactly is a “strategic agreement?” Hammered out by whom, and when? Nobody knows anything about it, and now he’s going to sign it. Grrr....


49 posted on 05/01/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Thanks very much, and I agree the GOP refused to respond to those attacks. That it was so easily explained is what makes that whole matter so aggravating. The repubs simply let the dems have the narrative on it.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 6:53:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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