Skip to comments.On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD
Posted on 05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by Jean S
President Obama zipped through Afghanistan Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit, signing a key partnership document with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he prepared to deliver an address to the nation on the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.
In excerpts released in advance of the address, the president made sweeping statements about the course and eventual conclusion of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
"We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he plans to say, praising America's troops and making a call to "renew America."
"This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end," Obama said in the prepared remarks.
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The campaign never stops.
Jihad is still the light at the end of the tunnel.
Would've been racist if a white guy had said it.
Is this just me or is this a big time sucking up article by Fox?
Lucky me, this moron was on the radio while I was stuck in traffic because Michelle is in Albuquerque for a fund raiser and they closed the interstate.
I keep an extra length of hosepipe in my car so if I ever find myself in that situation, I can vent the exhaust directly into the passenger area.
That is very wise.
What if they gave a campaign speech and nobody listened? He’s got a real problem (people turn off from listening when they’ve been lied to or disappointed for too long).
That's what will happen in this home tonight .... NO interest in his prime time speech.
I have a rant boiling up inside me that has more force than a volcano.
First, this visit to Afghanistan....I got a bridge to sell anybody don’t think this is a campaign ploy. All paid for on the taxpayer dime but dear Lord, so okay....WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS?
Isn’t there some law somewhere that office holders shall not use the perks of their office to pay for their next election bid? What, you say, yon mealy mouthed Republicans who are part of the problem almost as much as Obama....you say it’s, eh, a bit difficult to enforce.
WELL TAKE THE DAMN THING OFF THE BOOKS!
Take off that bit about the President needing to have the consent of congress for certain appointments because Obama, right in front of every Republican’s cowardly eyes, makes four appoiintments during an alleged congressional recess...so he flips them the bird and they do what you say? Stand back and smile sheepishly you say? The air passes between their legs as there is nothing in between.
While yer at it, clear the books of that bit about the country’s Attorney General being obliged to obey the laws because, again, WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS?
A few of them are holding hearings on Fast and Furious but I’ve heard not anything out of Mumbles McConnell or Tears Boehner. Nothing’s being done about those Black Panthers putting a bounty of an American citizen’s life and let’s see, well hey, we got a shipload of Holder “crimes” and yet the Republicans...heh.
So McCain et al, they knew nothing about the Democrats giving everyone with a pulse a mortgage, thereby collapsing the home buyer market....they knew nothing? they shared cloak rooms and sometimes attended the same parties yet not one Democrat told one single Republican about that ongoing interference in America’s mortgage market?
NO WAIT! My bad. I forgot. McCain was busy with that campaign finance reform, him and Feingold wasn’t it? McCain was busy reaching across the aisle and I go to bed every night knowing how safe I am because of McCain’s dedication to that reform legislation and how much of his time it took. It was a matter so very important to the American public after all, no?
So there’s Obama being a jerk, not that there’s nothing new under the sun, using taxpayer dollars to go to Afghanistan and carry on like a wounded mule over his capture of Osama Bin Laden.
WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS?
Because having no viable opposition party is every bit as bad as having a flipping-the-bird, ignoring-the-law jerko in the White House.
“Ending” because we have surrendered to the Taliban and Bambi’s other Muslim Brothers.
Here in Oregon all of the local stations are covering the Occutards, I bet Obama wouldn’t be to happy about that:)
Another call to worship - all state run media carrying it live, and including conservative talk radio stations. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
Barf, right in the middle of dinner. Campaign, campaign, campaign.
His mouth is moving, so he must be lying.
Obama is in a holding pattern though he announced 3 years ago that he was exiting.
To GWBush’s credit, at least he was trying to win a war.
It is a horrendous thing to just sit around waiting to leave while your troops are being killed and maimed.
This is definitely history’s longest enduring retreat.
Obama should be impeached for it, not praised.
The bin laden story is as believable as the new birth certificate. This is a lie and a hoax just like everything else about this man.
the time of war began in Afghanistan, it will end here.
“the phony Prince of Peace”..I am beginning to think he really is the AntiChrist.
While I’m at it, about Obamer and that dog joke at the WH Correspondents’ dinner....
...it wasn’t funny.
I know Obamer thinks we are a bunch of rubes, lacking the cosmopolite experience to appreciate other cultures, culture that eat dogs. Surely we don’t get out enough.
When that line was put in Obamer’s book, I can almost see him, sloping against a door jamb, a lit cigarette hanging from between two fingers, eyes half-closed, hooded.
He was so cool it was like air conditioning standing next to him as he told about eating dog along with other foods he consumed in his worldly life that us dopey Americans in flyover country can’t possibly grasp.
I don’t want a president who was once so cool he ate dogs. Yeah I know he ate that first dog at age 6 but never is it mentioned when he STOPPED eating dog.
I’m not impressed by his coolness and I don’t think that him being so cool as to make a joke about such a think makes him wonderful either.
I’m jus’ sayin’.
Did he say when the troops will be home?
Yeah, I agree 100%. I was actually wondering if the locals were hiding their dogs when they knew Obama was coming to town. Although, over there, they might only hide them because they don’t want to share. JK:) I think
Will the role of Homeland Security and the fate of the TSA also be discussed among the ‘internationals’ in the upcoming Chicago meeting I have now just been made aware of?
Re: “Surprise Visit”
It was much cooler when Bush and Rummie did it.
As long as it’s a free flight on Air Force one, the idiot will fly anywhere.
The crew must work 24/7 to keep the thing in the air.
I’m surprised Obama has not yet replaced the Boeing 747 Air Force One jets with Air Buses.
Karzai is his Afghanny bundler now? Had no idea the DNC campaigned there.
His dissociative disorder gets more critical by the day.
I was almost asleep with my eyes shut listening and heard him say “Chicago” and I sat up to see if he was off teleprompter and mis-spoke.
The tweet: View of the president's speech for the press pool with him at Bagram Air Field. He's speaking to voters at home, not us
Wonder if Obama has given Karzai an annual stipend to keep the look going on? That is separate with other money he probably gave him.
Karzai and his country are welfare recipients.
Wasn’t the speech for 7:30 CT? CBS hasn’t interrupted programming.
The text of his speech is online, FYI
Yeah, right....except now we have a pResident waging war on us...
It was much cooler when Bush and Rummie did it.”
Bush was way cooler than “the Obama” could ever be.
Every day and two times on Sunday.
since Obama took out Bin Laden
33 have fallen just this month.
What's this lifting the "Cloud of War" is Obama talking about.
Must have been a dog buffet on the other side. Best when fresh.
yikes .. sorry ‘bout the size of that one !
I just saw a clip where he said the tide had turned these past three years. Can’t wait until he parts the sea.
What a pompous, arrogant ass. Disgusting.
I had no idea he gave a prime time speech, until just now, reading about it here.
“It was much cooler when Bush and Rummie did it.”
Well, back then it was more like a reward for the troops.
I bet they hate being trotted out to see Obama. It reminds me of those forced photo ops with Geraldo.
I was surprised to hear mention of such. Unlike with the Olympics it would seem 0b0z0 can now proclaim Chicago as the host city to any number of progressive meetings. It does seem fitting that the city known for promoting scum would as well host scum.