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  • On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12
    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...
  • Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited

    05/01/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-1-2012 | Jim Hoft
    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...