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Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit troops
Fox News ^ | May 25, 2014 | Fox News

Posted on 05/25/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by Innovative

President Obama has made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan this Memorial Day weekend, Fox News has learned.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanistanelection; afghanstan; afghanwar; cicobama; obama; obamatrip; oef
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They are having a run-off elections in June, I think that's the real reason.
1 posted on 05/25/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Afghan election heads for June runoff

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/26/world/asia/afghanistan-presidential-election/

The top two vote-getters, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, will be in a runoff slated for June 7, said Independent Election Commission head Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 9:28:32 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

You just know that la Douche’ forced all the troops to shed their weapons before he let them get anywhere near him.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Innovative

Yeah, right. “Visit the troops.” Bull****!


4 posted on 05/25/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Innovative

I wonder if he ever learned that Memorial Day is to honor those that gave their life and Veteran’s Day is to honor those still alive for their service? He didn’t know that a few years ago as I recall.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 9:31:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Innovative
One of two reasons for this trip:

Avoids having to visit the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day or they have a good golf course in Kabul.

6 posted on 05/25/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: Innovative

Whose troops?


7 posted on 05/25/2014 9:32:07 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Innovative

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3159975/posts?


8 posted on 05/25/2014 9:32:31 AM PDT by deport
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To: twister881

Ouch !


9 posted on 05/25/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Innovative

As with most presidential foreign visits its about something that is not mentioned rather than what is publicized. Nothing new here. For all we know they could be discussing the lack of knuckle ball pitchers in the National league or the plight of the Malaysian airliner. Troops, maybe?


10 posted on 05/25/2014 9:34:04 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: All

More info coming in:

Obama Slips Into Afghanistan to Visit US Troops

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/obama-slips-afghanistan-visit-us-troops-23862136


11 posted on 05/25/2014 9:34:17 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Yea, I’m sure the troops really got excited, NOT. How original. I seem to recall another president making a surprise visit to the troops one Thanksgiving years back. Who was that? Hmmm..... can’t quite remember.

Obama, what a dick.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 9:35:36 AM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Innovative

He’d like to see the faces of those he would murder.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: deport; goodnesswins

Yes, definite credit to goodnesswins for posting the info first — in fact so quickly, that there was no link to an article.

Obama is in AFGHANISTAN
5/26/14

Posted on 05/25/2014 9:01:50 AM PDT by goodnesswins


14 posted on 05/25/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: anoldafvet
Avoids having to visit the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day

CHECK.

or they have a good golf course in Kabul.

Well... I don't know if I would call it a GOOD golf course, but the only one in Afghanistan is in KABUL.

(You missed number three)

Avoiding the VA scandal.

15 posted on 05/25/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Innovative

Obama the Hypocrite.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 9:37:15 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Innovative

How about they keep him? Please?


17 posted on 05/25/2014 9:37:15 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Innovative
Actually, I think it is a good thing. Maybe five years over due, but at least he is there. Those guy and gals deserve his recognition and more.
For the first time since January 20, 2009, I can say; Thank you Mr President.
18 posted on 05/25/2014 9:38:56 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Rusty0604

Yes he did. Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6Gx1KrvTw


19 posted on 05/25/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: anoldafvet
a good golf course in Kabul.

Good golf course? The whole country is a massive sand trap.

20 posted on 05/25/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Innovative

Obama has had 170 golf days since he took office.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bingo! Take nothing this incompetent buffoon does at face value.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 9:41:31 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: UCANSEE2
"(You missed number three) Avoiding the VA scandal. "

Sorry, I thought that was a given.

23 posted on 05/25/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: Innovative
WOW!!! ... STOP THE PRESSES.....I am impressed .... The prez visited the troops in Afghanistan!!! This is incredible!!! Isn't this a first for any president ever in the history of our country???? This really took some incredible ballz .... I think we should plaster this all over all media outlets for at least a month!!

... said the fawning media for the next few weeks

24 posted on 05/25/2014 9:50:25 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Rusty0604

I think one of the best way to honor those who fallen, is to visit active forward deployed troops.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Innovative

Puke. The timing of this has everything to do with damage control in re to the VA situation.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Innovative

Photo opp. He doesn’t give a damn about our overseas people. That was proven at BENGHAZI.

PEOPLE were dying, begging for assistance and Obama went to fundraiser in LAS VEGAS.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 9:58:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rusty0604

Let me guess, he had no clue he was wrong and will de,and answers how this happened.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT by matt04
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Clinton had any troops around him disarmed. And Hillary wouldn’t let folks in the military in the White House if they were in uniform. Also made Navy Captains serve drinks at a reception.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 10:10:49 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And they were searched for bugs, too.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 10:20:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

I’m fighting off O-bot worshippers right and left on politico,,if anyone is in an onery mood,,they are really trying to gang up,,but ,,I’m trying not to laugh too hard.

Any support would be appreciated.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 10:22:15 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: castlegreyskull

I agree, but Obama got the two mixed up in a speech.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: slouper

You mean that publicity stunt by George W Bush feeding turkeys to the troops, as proclaimed by the Media at the time??

At least Obama will be over there paying tribute to the corpse-men in the audience on this Holiday .....


33 posted on 05/25/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT by mikrofon (Memorial Day BUMP)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Yeah, right. “Visit the troops.” Bull****!”

Just long enough for photos and then head back home.

My sources tell me that he spent 10-15 minutes inside the Baseball Hall of Fame last Thursday.


34 posted on 05/25/2014 10:25:17 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: twister881

Good one.


35 posted on 05/25/2014 10:35:08 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: panaxanax

Here he goes how we have won in afghanistan.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Its all about him!!!!And the nerve to talk about 9-11. Here we go with “we have decimated Alquida in this region.”
Here comes killing osama bin Ladin...and how we have completed the Mission.

this is so nauseating. i can’t listen anymore.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 10:59:55 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Innovative

Which mosque will he be bowing in?


38 posted on 05/25/2014 11:15:20 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Innovative

Just another opportunity to hop on his private ride and get the Hell out of DC. This boondoggle serves no purpose, none!


39 posted on 05/25/2014 11:18:44 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Tupelo

Screw that. This guy has no respect for out troops; if anything, he just put a lot of troops in more danger by his presence there. Haji has no ‘spect for obama and would love to kill him and as many troops surrounding him as they could. This is a publicity stunt, GW’s was a morale booster.


40 posted on 05/25/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: slouper

I love the video of GWB surprising the troops on Thanksgiving, or was it Christmas? and comparing it to the video of O’s visit some time ago. What a difference the reaction was. I’m at work so I can’t pull it up to post.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: twister881

maybe theres a Golf course there?
Or maybe a Bath house.


42 posted on 05/25/2014 12:04:18 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Innovative

Visiting wounded soldiers to deflect VA scandal...

Brad Paisley gets troops to show up...
they might not come if they knew Obama was going to be there...

Ill bet every soldier was unarmed....

I also bet there will be a deflecting event when Harry Ried
attacks the Bundy Ranch again.


43 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Innovative

Bring them ALL home with him.


44 posted on 05/25/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Yorlik803
maybe theres a Golf course there? Or maybe a Bath house.
Question is: is Reggie Love going with him? Where's the First Wookie? Staying home, or separate vacation? He went to Chicago alone recently, too....
45 posted on 05/25/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here?)
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To: Innovative

A public relations stunt. to help smooth out the V.A. Hospital issue. (I don’t think it’ll work.)


46 posted on 05/25/2014 12:16:59 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: UCANSEE2

Heroin Run


47 posted on 05/25/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Innovative

Getting donations?


48 posted on 05/25/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Innovative
Reposting my reply on the very first article about this:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3159975/posts?page=34#34
49 posted on 05/25/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: austinaero
Agreed. obozo feels nothing for anyone, except himself. He's a sociopath of some sort, and does nothing that doesn't promote himself or put him in a good light. He is the Bad Seed for our time. Charming, charismatic, glib, and totally void of feeling, cares not about the pain and suffering of others. Case in point..the VA scandal comes to light, vets have died waiting to obtain medical care. What does obozo do? He goes to play a around of golf. Another case is what happened in Benghazi. A plan to impress the public & win the upcoming election goes bust & blows up in obozo/Jarret's face. Our Ambassador & four civilians beg for help and rescue, and ValJar gives the word thru obozo to our troops to “stand down” instead. Then obozo’s sent into hiding until ValJar can come up with some story to cover her puppet boy obozo’s hide. obozo knows nothing about nothing. Every commie/socialist/marxist/muzie infiltrator in this administration must be tried for treason and sentenced to hang, fry, bleed or rot in jail.
50 posted on 05/25/2014 1:17:34 PM PDT by itssme
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