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  • Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

    06/02/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 12:31pm EDT | HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
    Kabul (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan for Germany on the same day. :snip: "The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country," said the source close to President Hamid...
  • President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location [vanity, sort of]

    05/02/2012 6:06:19 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    freeRepublic ^ | ChiefKujo
    On November 27, 2003, one of the funniest FreeRepublic threads was born. An excited soldier broke the news that President Bush was eating in his undisclosed location.It was a complete surprise to him, to us and the media. Nobody knew where Bush was! The professional stealth and management of a dangerous but wonderful operation was a thing of beauty.Flash forward to 2012 and the immature Obama administration. Everyone knew long before Obama spoke that he was in Afghanistan. The bizarre thing was the threats made against journalists like Jammie Dupree who had to tell Neal Boortz "I don't know" when...
  • Obama Visits Afghanistan, Will Make Televised Address Tuesday Evening [Free Campaign Commercial]

    05/01/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/1/12 | George E. Condon Jr.
    President Obama has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, on a surprise trip to sign a strategic agreement with Afghanistan. He will address the nation at 7:30 p.m. EDT from Bagram Air Base on Tuesday evening. In going to Afghanistan on the ninth anniversary of the most notorious example of premature presidential gloating, Obama risks turning the high point of his presidency into a political weapon for his enemies. But it will be how the president conducts himself while in the war zone that will determine if this trip is lumped in with George W. Bush's donning of a flight suit and...
  • Obama Makes Secret Visit To Afghanistan ... Will Designate Country Major Non-NATO Ally

    05/01/2012 12:58:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge / Reuters ^ | May 1, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Complete Headline: Obama Makes Secret Visit To Afghanistan On Anniversary Of Osama Death; Will Designate Country Major Non-NATO Ally Just when we thought the president didn't have any tricks left up his pre-election sleeve on the anniversary of Osama's death announcement, here he comes and surprises everyone with what has just been disclosed as a secret visit to Afghanistan, where in a televised statement at 7:30 pm Eastern, the president will announce a strategic partnership with president Karzai, and where he will designate Afghanistan a major non-Nato ally - the "first such designation of the Obama presidency." From Reuters: President...
  • Obama pays unannounced visit to Afghanistan

    05/01/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    xinhuanet.com ^ | May 1, 2012
    KABUL, May 1 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday for an unannounced visit, Afghan officials said. During his trip here, the U.S. president is expected to sign a strategic agreement with Afghanistan, unnamed Afghan government officials were quoted as saying by local TV channels.
  • Biden In Iraq To Referee New Outbreak In Same Old Sunni-Shiite War

    01/23/2010 1:48:05 PM PST · by JLWORK · 20 replies · 659+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | John L. Work
    Here’s a real laugher. President Obama has dispatched his trusty VP. Joe Biden to Iraq to referee a peace settlement between warring Sunni-Shiite Muslims. Good luck with that, Mr. VP. I hope he has a good whistle. The recent barring of five-hundred or so Sunni-Ba’athist affiliated candidates from participation in the coming March election has given rise to speculation of another Sunni uprising. Not even the Great O, The Commander In Chief himself, could arrange a truce in the sectarian war that has raged for some twelve Centuries throughout the World of Islam over the rightful ascension to Muslim leadership...
  • George W. Bush makes secret visit to mourning families at Fort Hood(real leadership)

    11/08/2009 8:04:49 AM PST · by milwguy · 38 replies · 2,666+ views
    la times ^ | 11/7/2009 | andrew malcom
    Last night former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura made a secret visit to the devastated military families at Fort Hood. The Bushes instructed the commander of the mourning military base that they wanted no publicity. With their Secret Service detail, Bush and his wife made the 30 mile trip unannounced from their ranch near Crawford, Texas Friday evening. Fox News broke news of the visit this afternoon. Other sources said the former first couple spent about two hours meeting with the wounded, family and soldiers, talking quietly and at times hugging them as they did in private...
  • Governor Palin Visits Troops In Kosovo

    06/25/2009 6:46:58 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 13 replies · 946+ views
    Anchorage, AK – Governor Palin is in Kosovo visiting Alaska Army National Guard aviators who are deployed for 12 months on a peacekeeping mission.
  • Governor Palin Visits Alaska National Guard in Kosovo

    06/25/2009 5:06:41 PM PDT · by Al B. · 44 replies · 1,712+ views
    June 25, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin is in Kosovo visiting approximately 140 Alaska Army National Guard aviators who are deployed for 12 months on a peacekeeping mission. The 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment is providing aviation support with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to U.S. forces and coalition forces. This is an air assault mission in which the unit will be tasked with various duties including passenger and cargo airlift, external sling load deliveries, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. “I am happy to pass on the message of sincere thanks from all Alaskans,” Governor Palin said. “We are so...
  • Palin to Visit Alaska Troops Overseas (Palin Ping! - No.25 - June 25, 2009)

    06/25/2009 1:36:33 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 14 replies · 868+ views
    Office of Gov. Palin ^ | June 24, 2009 | Office of Gov. Palin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-156 Governor Palin to Visit Alaska Troops Overseas June 24, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin and Alaska Army National Guard officials are visiting Alaskan soldiers who are serving overseas. Palin will make hospital visits, attend promotion ceremonies and observe training exercises through the weekend. Federal clearance was received for Governor Palin, Alaska Adjutant General Craig Campbell and Alaska Command Sergeant Major Gordon Choate to travel for the Alaska National Guard visit. "These troops are our fellow Alaskans,” Governor Palin said. “They are making major sacrifices for all of us. General Campbell and I will...
  • Antiwar Loon Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad: Liar Pelosi Made A Surprise Visit To Baghdad Today

    05/10/2009 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 595+ views
    May 10, 2009 Antiwar Loon Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad Liar Pelosi made a surprise visit to Baghdad today. Thanks to George W. Bush and Republicans the vicious Speaker of the House who once said the Iraq War could not be won was able to fly into Baghdad today. US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) in Baghdad. Maliki has assured Pelosi that Iraq's security will be unaffected by the planned American troop withdrawal from Iraqi cities. (AFP/IPMO-HO) Speaker Pelosi made a surprise visit to Iraq today. The Hill reported: House Speaker...
  • ‘Good Progress’ Made, Challenges Ahead in Afghanistan, Bush Says

    12/15/2008 3:28:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 – Afghanistan is making progress, and despite challenges, it can rely on America to help it defeat terrorists and grow its fledgling democracy, President George W. Bush told Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the capital city of Kabul today. “There’s been good progress made, but there are a lot of tough challenges” ahead in Afghanistan, said Bush, who made a surprise visit to Afghanistan following his unannounced visit to Baghdad yesterday. “I told the president that you can count on the United States -- just like you’ve been able to count on this administration, you’ll...
  • Bush, Maliki Sign Security Pact in Baghdad

    12/15/2008 3:32:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 – With fewer than 40 days left in office, President George W. Bush signed a security pact in Baghdad yesterday, putting an end in sight for the Iraq war after nearly six years of fighting. “The war is not over yet,” Bush said, “[but] it is decisively on its way to being won.” During a surprise farewell visit to Baghdad yesterday, Bush met with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a signing ceremony, affirming the two landmark agreements to withdraw U.S. troops and formalizing a long-term relationship between the two countries. “[The agreements] cement a...
  • Perino bruised in shoe-hurling melee (Subby is here for you, my darling)

    12/15/2008 11:13:24 AM PST · by llevrok · 77 replies · 3,080+ views
    Politico.Com ^ | 12/14/08
    White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was slightly bruised in the aftermath of the shoe-throwing melee at President Bush's news conference at the Prime Minister's Palace in Baghdad on Sunday, a senior administration official said. But Perino will be fine and is continuing with the presidential party, the official said. Perino was hit in the face with a microphone as security wrestled with the reporter, NBC News reported. The White House transcript from the news conference labels the incident an "audience interruption." President Bush said. "Okay, everybody calm down for a minute." Then, indicating Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the president...
  • George Bush Avenue (by an Iraqi =shoe throwing incident)

    12/14/2008 9:07:06 PM PST · by STARWISE · 55 replies · 2,636+ views
    Talisman Gate ^ | 12-14-08 | Nibras Kazimi
    I think quite a number of Iraqis were embarassed by how their guest got treated today. Personally, I got angry. Very angry. I will make a public promise: should I ever run into a certain reporter called Muntather al-Zaidi, presently of Al-Baghdadia TV, I will seriously consider beating the crap out of him. If I am successful in bringing him down, then my coup de grace shall be to take one of his shoes, preferably the one on the right, and stuff it in his mouth. I know that will be illegal. I am willing to face all the legal...
  • President Bush Arrives in Afghanistan

    12/14/2008 5:05:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies · 2,846+ views
    Sunday, December 14, 2008
    Just caught the tail end of a breaking report on Fox that President Bush has arrived in Afghanistan after his surprise trip to Iraq.
  • Bush Visits Baghdad, Hails Passage of Agreements, Bids Farewell to Troops

    12/14/2008 1:29:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 347+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2008 – President Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq yesterday, where he praised lawmakers in Baghdad for passing the status of forces agreement with the United States and offered a farewell message of thanks to U.S. troops serving there. “I am just so grateful that I had a chance to come back to Iraq before my presidency ended,” Bush told reporters in Baghdad during a news conference with Iraqi President Jalal Talibani. Bush said one of the reasons for his trip was to herald the passage of the Strategic Framework Agreement and the Status of...
  • Video: President Bush Dodges Shoes Thrown at him in Iraq

    12/14/2008 12:26:13 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 22 replies · 1,950+ views
    BoroughVoter.com ^ | 12/14/08 | Soft Tyranny
    President George Bush Today dodged two shoes that was thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter. The president displayed some awesome reflexes by quickly dodging the fast moving shoe which was thrown at a close distance. Watch the video at here.
  • Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush

    12/14/2008 1:31:57 PM PST · by America2012 · 82 replies · 3,702+ views
    AP/Youtube ^ | 12/14/2008 | Associated Press/Youtube
    Here's the link to the video of an Iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at Bush. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfYBGl9q30c Luckily the President has quick reflexes.
  • Bush Surprise Visit to Iraq.

    12/14/2008 1:12:36 PM PST · by Little_shoe · 28 replies · 993+ views
    Today | Vanity
    I had the pleasure of being asked to stand behind the President as he addressed service members in Baghdad Iraq. After his speech it was awesome to be able to shake his hand and watch him shake hands with, sign stuff for the service members who had stood for hours waiting to see him.