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March 28, 2010

Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

I suppose I'm glad to see him take a break from the healthcare bill wonderfulness campaign trail to do something about his other duties.

Barack Obama has told US troops on his first visit to Afghanistan as US president that they are there to help Afghans to forge a "hard-won peace".

Addressing soldiers at Bagram air base near the capital Kabul, he thanked them for their service and said they would prevail against their enemies.

They were there, he said, to "keep America safe and secure".

Glad isn't exactly the right word, but I'll acknowledge he's doing something he should do. He's the Commander in Chief, and our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are deployed in a war zone, carrying out our nation's mission, a mission he has endorsed. If he has the courtesy to travel halfway around the world and say "thank you", well good.

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posted by Dave In Texas at 04:19 PM

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