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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
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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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To: kabar
Obama and Kerry make such a lovely couple.


51 posted on 05/01/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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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.


52 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: smoothsailing

**US Soldiers Not Invited**

Huh?

Oh, they might not come....yeah, but they have to follow orders if they are told to show up, right?


53 posted on 05/01/2012 8:15:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: smoothsailing

Has anyone noticed that only the trucks cast shadows?


54 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT by Beach333
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To: Marcella; gusopol3
The mental picture of “oBozo” dropping his pants, has ruined the rest of my life. I'm looking for the hemlock poison now.

LOL. Good thing, I know you're not serious!

55 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:29 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: garjog
Anyone know why the soldiers were not invited to the speech?

The speech "to the nation" was given at 4 AM local Bagram time. I'm not certain why, perhaps the late hour, but he apparently just spoke to a camera.

He made some earlier brief remarks to some troops and shook hands with some of them, how many I don't know. That took place around 1:30 Bagram time, IIRC.

56 posted on 05/01/2012 8:28:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

a. Where was Karzei?

b. What happened to 0’s ears. They looked “pinned back.”


57 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:19 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: smoothsailing

a. Where was Karzei?

b. What happened to 0’s ears. They looked “pinned back.”


58 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:33 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: smoothsailing

Well, well. Obama does not have to collect all the military’s weapons on base, and ammunition. He just does not invite any soliders. Time to Swift Boat this dumb dem.


59 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:17 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: harpu

not to pick nits but he did address the troops at Bagram he gave the speech in a warehouse with no audience, no troops.....not sure why.


60 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT by superfries
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