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 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.