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Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech US Soldiers Not Invited
Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-1-2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 1, 2012

Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited

Jim Hoft

Earlier today Barack Obama posed for photos before he gave his speech tonight.

U.S. President Barack Obama salutes troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 2, 2012.
Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement
at the Presidential Palace. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Two months ago during a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent.

Tonight Barack Obama gave a speech at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
US soldiers were not allowed.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120501; afghanistan; baghram; campaign; capricorntwo; goofball; loser; mayday; obama; obldday; pathetic; weenie
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There are 5 people in this picture, but who is that fool saluting?

1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

poser


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:58:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: smoothsailing

And who are those people on the side? I don’t recognize their clothing - are they US or Afghanis?


3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: smoothsailing

Surprised they didn’t put some military looken clothes on him to make him look the part.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smoothsailing

They put a picture of Putin for the undocumented Imam
to salute.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:05 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with http://abcnewsradioonline.Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: smoothsailing
Dear God. He has to practice his salutes!
7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing
America's first openly gay President.

I'm so proud.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: smoothsailing

Wow!
The Photo-Op in the Warehouse.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: smoothsailing

I wouldn’t be surprised if he was faking this trip.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: smoothsailing
"US Soldiers Not Invited"

Hmmm, someone is obviously trying to keep OBozo alive!!

11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: livius

The caterers?


12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:04:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

I’ve never seen a salute with the elbow that low. RAISE THAT ELBOW UP, OBAMA. Is that a friggin’ insult? Probably. Also, what’s with Panetta and Obama disallowing troop presence and/or disarming the troops? Isn’t there something wrong with “leaders” who are not trusted by their own troops? Don’t answer that!


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: harpu

perhaps they were afraid of booing during the speech. How do you go to Afghanistan and not include the troops.

White House Insider has an interesting piece on this trip.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with http://abcnewsradioonline.Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: smoothsailing

Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement
at the Presidential Palace.

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Just what else did he give or promise his muslim brotherhood pal while he was there? I’m sure we will soon find out. Wonder if he told Karzai the backstabber that he’ll be more flexible after he’s re-elected.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 7:08:04 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What an absolute ass clown this guy is!


16 posted on 05/01/2012 7:08:16 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: smoothsailing

They say the last sad act of a clown who’s lost his audience is to drop his pants just as the lights dim as a desperate attempt to get the applause he yearns for. Looks like OBozo’s getting close.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 7:08:24 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: onyx

Pathetic, isn’t it.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 7:10:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RummyChick

“How do you go to Afghanistan and not include the troops.”

Wait. This can’t be true. Really. How could he go to a war zone and not meet with the troops. Are we sure we have the details down correctly?


19 posted on 05/01/2012 7:10:32 PM PDT by garjog
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t believe he’s in Bagram...he’s in some warehouse in Maryland pretending to salute.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 7:12:35 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks for the pic!


21 posted on 05/01/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: garjog

OK, so I actually read the brief report. Here is what it says:
“Tonight Barack Obama gave a speech at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. US soldiers were not allowed.”

This is an insult to the men. These guys are putting their lives on the line for our protection and the Dweeb in Chief doesn’t give a damn about encouraging and thanking them.

This is a campaign photo op.

Attention: This man is an absolute disgrace. We MUST do what ever it takes to get him out of office. (Even vote for Romney — but only if he picks a conservative VP.)


22 posted on 05/01/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by garjog
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To: yldstrk

This man-child is scared to death of the military.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: garjog

White House Insider claims this trip was planned at least 3 months ago and told Karzai that he was coming to celebrate the anniversary. The pact that they signed was a ruse.

I await details to see if he actually met with any troops during this trip.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with http://abcnewsradioonline.Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: smoothsailing

How do we know he was even there? A total stain on our Republic.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 7:20:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: smoothsailing

Phony-in-Chief


26 posted on 05/01/2012 7:21:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: gusopol3; onyx; jazusamo
... the last sad act of a clown who’s lost his audience...

Photobucket

27 posted on 05/01/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

He’s a DISGRACE!


28 posted on 05/01/2012 7:31:27 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing; gusopol3; onyx
THANK YOU SEAL TEAM 6

AMEN to that!!

The clown is campaigning, SEAL Team 6 is doing their job.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 7:32:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Total fraud.

Destroying this country and he has no respect for our brave troops (and they know it better than all of us put together).


30 posted on 05/01/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing
B T T T ! ! ! ©

31 posted on 05/01/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing; gusopol3

THANK YOU SEAL TEAM 6!

Amen!


32 posted on 05/01/2012 7:35:45 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: livius
could those men be Secret Service looking for a date for the night after the speech or are they all flying directly back to USA?

wow obama gave a speech with props set up and no audience??he sure respects those brave men and women..the one picture I saw with military behind him, NOT ONE looked pleased or happy to be seen there...what a sad site.

33 posted on 05/01/2012 7:36:18 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: livius
And who are those people on the side? I don’t recognize their clothing - are they US or Afghanis?

They're just Johns... oops, I mean Secret Service agents.

34 posted on 05/01/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: smoothsailing

Holee Shiite Batman.

Just watched and the optics are zero soldiers.

WTF is he kidding?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/afghanistan/story/2012-05-01/obama-afghanistan-visit/54674136/1


35 posted on 05/01/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

While his minions celebrate May Day in the US, Obama struggles to salute, rather than bow to, a dark shaggy thing attached to a flagpole.

36 posted on 05/01/2012 7:40:34 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: smoothsailing
When I think of Obama flying at taxpayer expense to Afghanistan to give a speech to an empty warehouse to create footage for a campaign ad, I am reminded of the President in the film Idiocracy.

Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho is the first professional wrestler and porn star to be elected President in the year 2505.

Actually, I think we would be happier with Camacho in charge of our government than the current idiot.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 7:41:26 PM PDT by garjog
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To: smoothsailing

Is this a joke?


38 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: smoothsailing

wait a minute- you mean he went there and as it says “
“I know the battle is not yet over,” Obama told troops in a speech at Bagram Air Base. “And there’s going to be heartbreak and pain and difficulty ahead. But there’s a light on the horizon because of the sacrifices you’ve made.”

you mean they weren’t in the same room with him(he gave a speech to the troops - it was video)?????
this was separate from the speech to the nation tonight right, he gave two speeches, or one?


39 posted on 05/01/2012 7:51:54 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: smoothsailing
0bama needs to dress the part:


40 posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:37 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: visualops

KABUL, Afghanistan -

It was a scene from a spy novel.

http://news.yahoo.com/reporters-notebook-inside-obamas-secret-trip-afghanistan-235919122—abc-news-politics.html


41 posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:37 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with http://abcnewsradioonline.Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: visualops

This is what Im trying to figure out.... Im fixing to explode!


42 posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: garjog


43 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

OK, so he greeting the soldiers personally.

Anyone know why the soldiers were not invited to the speech?


44 posted on 05/01/2012 8:04:14 PM PDT by garjog
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To: gusopol3; onyx
“They say the last sad act of a clown who’s lost his audience is to drop his pants just as the lights dim as a desperate attempt to get the applause he yearns for. Looks like OBozo’s getting close.”

The mental picture of “oBozo” dropping his pants, has ruined the rest of my life. I'm looking for the hemlock poison now.

45 posted on 05/01/2012 8:05:24 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: smoothsailing
“I want you to understand, I know it's still tough,” Obama said. “I know the battle is not yet over. Some of your buddies are going to get injured, and some of your buddies may get killed. And there’s going to be heartbreak and pain and difficulty ahead. But there’s a light on the horizon because of the sacrifices you’ve made.”

I guess this answers John Kerry's question, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? Obama just did.

46 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: livius

Why can’t he buy a pair of pants that fit? Always looks like he’s wearing bloomers.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 8:08:57 PM PDT by pankot
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To: E. Pluribus Unum


48 posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: pankot

“Why can’t he buy a pair of pants that fit? Always looks like he’s wearing bloomers.”

PLEASE, no more mental pictures - I’m trying to get over the “dropping pants” thing and now you have added “bloomers”. I must find that hemlock poison to end these mental pictures.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 8:11:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: garjog
He made two speeches. From Politico:

“I’m going to have the opportunity to address the nation from Bagram just in a little bit, and it’s going to be broadcast back home during primetime,” the president said. “So all I want to do is just say thank you.”

Obama announced the Strategic Partnership Agreement he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to turn over responsibility for the nation’s security, but did not mince words about the road ahead, as POLITICO's Jennifer Epstein reported.

“I want you to understand, I know it's still tough,” Obama said. “I know the battle is not yet over. Some of your buddies are going to get injured, and some of your buddies may get killed. And there’s going to be heartbreak and pain and difficulty ahead. But there’s a light on the horizon because of the sacrifices you’ve made.” Obama said the gains in Afghanistan and the killing of Osama bin Laden were thanks to the efforts of the servicemembers there.

“Each and every one of you -- without a lot of fanfare, without a lot of fuss -- you did your jobs,” he said. “No matter how small or how big, you were faithful to the oath that you took to protect this nation.”

The president also said he and first lady Michelle Obama are “looking after” the families of the troops while they’re away, and promised not to forget the debt owed to those who fight.

“We are going to be there for you when you’re in uniform and we will stay there for you when you’re out of uniform,” Obama said. “Because you’ve earned it; you earned a special place in our hearts. And I could not be prouder to be your Commander-in-Chief.

“God bless you, and God bless the United States of America. Now I want to shake some hands.”

He gave his remarks at 1:21 a.m. local time on May 2, then visited a hospital on base and handed out 10 Purple Hearts before delivering his prime time address.

50 posted on 05/01/2012 8:11:36 PM PDT by kabar
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