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White House says Afghanistan trip not political
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Posted on 05/01/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

White House says Afghanistan trip not political politicalmugshot Posted by CNN Political Unit

Washington (CNN) – The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making.

On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official speaking from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was asked if the trip – made on the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – was opening the president to charges of "craven politics."

"I think what could not be clearer is that for 20 months the United States and Afghanistan have been negotiating a strategic partnership agreement," the official said. "The negotiations were completed in recent weeks and then the documents for the strategic partnership went to the presidents for their review. The two presidents had set a clear goal for the agreement to be signed before the summit in Chicago."

NATO is slated to hold meetings in Chicago in mid-May.

Obama has come under fire in recent days by Republicans who say he is politicizing the one year anniversary of bin Laden's death ahead of November's general election. Obama's likely GOP rival Mitt Romney has said he is "disappointed" by the president's handling of the anniversary, though he has not made any public statement about Obama's trip.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012election; afghanistan; campaigntrip; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; obamaafghanistantrip; obamacampaign; obamaspeech; partisanmediashills; wartonterror
BS.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 4:42:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Zer0 should have gone to Abbotabad, Pakistan to do his victory dance.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 4:45:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh yes, it isn’t political, thats why we don’t know he is there, and he isn’t giving a speech on my TV, right.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

“Here’s your sign”.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 4:48:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making.

Commies always plan ahead.

Sometimes years ahead.

They're in it for the long haul.

How else did Obama get to become President in the first place?

6 posted on 05/01/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sub-Driver
White House says Afghanistan trip not political

Well I guess that settles that. (rolls eyes)

7 posted on 05/01/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t we have L. Jethro Gibbs start the investigate tonight at 8 PM?


8 posted on 05/01/2012 4:51:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mountn man

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by Walrus (Can a president be impeached for stupidity?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s mouthpiece also said earlier today that he wasn’t in Afganistan either. They lie.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: Does this presidential salute in Afghanistan with my aides hiding behind me look fake to you?

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/05/01/t1larg.obama.afghanistan.may1.jpg


11 posted on 05/01/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

This was nothing but a campaign speech from front to back. The thing that took the cake was that all the Network and the cable news outlets ran with this like it was an important event. Nothing happened here. What a joke.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course it isn’t political. It’s hyper political.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Sub-Driver

the check is in the mail, I gave at the office ...


14 posted on 05/01/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Maybe he thinks Afghanistan is one of them 57 states.
Of course he thought Hawaii was in Asia so anything is possible.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Paladin2

He needs to figure out about the wiring on the Navy ships tonight.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.suntimes.com/news/12252099-418/obama-in-afghanistan-signs-pact-with-karzai-sees-light-on-horizon.html


18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:10:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

About that agreement: “The United States promises to seek money from Congress every year to support Afghanistan”.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 5:11:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

He isn’t entitled to salute.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 5:22:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

Why, no, of course it isn’t. And I have a bridge for sale.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 5:26:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NonValueAdded

ORambo cut into “Teen Jeopardy!” and that’s going to cost him my vote in November.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 5:49:32 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again, the White House assumes the American public is stupid.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 6:26:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making.

So they started planning the night they gunned Osama
down?


24 posted on 05/01/2012 6:36:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lucky9teen

And he said something along the lines of: bring our soldiers home and build a new America where the sun glistens off the glass of new buildings in Manhattan. Barf-a-rooney.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 6:36:41 PM PDT by Beach333
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, and did he mention that he killed bin Laden?


26 posted on 05/01/2012 6:38:06 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Darn. Missed the big victory speech. Was there a large Mission Accomplished sign in the background ? Why was it an outrage when GWB did this ? Huh Senator Kennedy. Oooops. Forgot that old fart is dead.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Sub-Driver
White House says Afghanistan trip not political

Then why was it televised live at prime time in America?

28 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: justa-hairyape
"Was there a large Mission Accomplished sign in the background ?"

Looks like they had desert painted Mad Max trucks in the background.

I'd suggest starting to build your own bigger and badder trucks now.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 9:12:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I'd suggest starting to build your own bigger and badder trucks now.

Just moved into west Texas. Out here they judge you by the size of your truck. So I am working on that. At any rate, someone should calculate the costs that we the people just got stuck with to protect Emperor Zero.

30 posted on 05/01/2012 10:49:37 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Sub-Driver

Then what is it?


31 posted on 05/02/2012 4:19:26 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: justa-hairyape
South of the border, they are already heavily on task:


32 posted on 05/02/2012 7:54:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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