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On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD
FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: Right_in_Virginia

kept patriot act

deployed more to Afghanistan

followed Bush Iraq timetable

increased drone strikes

increased Pakistan probes.

they won’t be back any time soon...


51 posted on 05/01/2012 6:51:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: onyx

Note it was at 7:30pm ET (if he was on time). 8-11 is PrimeTime. I bet no one would preempt for him... ;)


52 posted on 05/01/2012 7:09:38 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

LOLOLOL. Thank you for pointing that out!


53 posted on 05/01/2012 7:38:20 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: NormsRevenge

Having to practice his salute is outrageous and he still has it incorrect.


54 posted on 05/01/2012 7:42:45 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: Jean S
"We have devastated AlQaeda"

Borak Hussein Obami

55 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:40 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Fishtalk

Excellent!


56 posted on 05/01/2012 8:48:45 PM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: Jean S

Little children “from dark cloud of war”... THIS IS SO GAAAAAAAAAY!


57 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Jean S

It’s only a “dark cloud” when it involves the US freeing some miserable country from a brutal dictatorship. But Leftist uprisings, revolutions and overthrows are considered “Liberation”, according to commie scum like BHO.


58 posted on 05/02/2012 3:08:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All; kristinn; HonestConservative; holdonnow; Nachum

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

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/obama-gives-speech-from-bagram-soldiers-not-allowed-in/

Taliban Bomb Kabul… Two Hours After Barack Obama Announces Peace Talks With Taliban

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/taliban-bomb-kabul-two-hours-after-barack-obama-announces-peace-talks-with-taliban/

Meanwhile... unseen/heard by the MSM

The Warrior 100K

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/05/the-warrior-100k.html

FYI, ICYMI

MORE GREEN ON BLUE MURDER AS AFGHAN SF SOLDIER KILLS AMERICAN COUNTERPART

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/04/more-green-on-blue-murder-as-afghan-sf-soldier-kills-american-counterpart.html

Also, an interesting turn of events via WaPo re: McRaven/Corr. Dinner

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/an-unknown-but-important-man-among-celebrities/2012/05/01/gIQARrO7uT_story.html?hpid=z2

Background story:

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/04/gutsiest-call-ever-delegated-to-man-w-actual-guts.html

Nonsense Opinion Corner (skip to keep what’s left of your sanity)/Culture catch-up from last week

Via Uncle Jimbo @ B5

Katy Perry does the ‘Part of Me’ Video re: a woman going into the Marines. Does anyone think this is due to pure support for the troops (she did the Diva for the troops shindig with Kathy Griffin, spit). Or do you think it’s part of the push for the next step of women on the front lines re: combat?

Here’s the vid:

http://vevo.ly/GAqNvF

Oops, wait a sec, Naomi Wolf wants it boycotted.

http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/katy-perry-boycotted-by-america-hating-liberal-for-supporting-our-troops/

Nevermind, she likes ‘em. (ugh, the source)

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/04/feverish-katy-perry-smooches-soldier-at-us-naval-academy/


59 posted on 05/02/2012 5:39:47 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: Jean S

All of a sudden, he’s a war time “president”. His Dukakis moment was standing in front of those big-a$$ trucks. Made him look smaller than the man we know he is.


60 posted on 05/02/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Jean S
Flowerly BS aside, Afghanistan will always exist under a 'dark cloud of war'. It's all they've ever known, and it's the way they like it.

I look forward to this November, when America votes itself out from under the 'dark cloud' of Obama and his criminal enterprise.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

61 posted on 05/02/2012 6:10:33 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Izzy Dunne

This would be breaking, but huffpost is blocked, but guess what:

Taliban Launch Deadly Attack On Kabul Hours After Obama Visit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/taliban-launch-deadly-att_n_1469716.html?1335934412&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D157042
WOT is over. We won./sarc


62 posted on 05/02/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Fishtalk

Nothing about Obama is “cool”. Ice cold is what he is. To the point of being inhuman, in fact.


63 posted on 05/02/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Jean S

The ‘dark cloud of the Obama presidency’ has spoken.


64 posted on 05/03/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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65 posted on 05/03/2012 4:13:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Jean S
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MISSION TO KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN


66 posted on 05/05/2012 7:21:41 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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