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President Obama is GAME ON!…….He is in Afghanistan visiting Karzai and the Troops….

Continuing a remarkable week……

The President of the United States of America further displays his bona fides but traveling to Afghanistan instead of being at Camp David…to visit the troops and to talk to the President of that country Hamid Karzai……

The trip a la’ George Bush feint…The Commander in Chief left for a 13 hour flight that has him in there at night….

He will be leaning on Karzai to pitch in and help get things rolling within his own country by providing support for military gains his troops along the Americans and NATO have made……

Those military gains will not hold unless the population feels safe and the country provides basic services  to its population…..

Air Force One landed at nighttime at Bagram Air Base after a 13-hour nonstop flight for a visit shrouded in secrecy for security reasons; Mr. Obama quickly boarded a helicopter for the trip to Kabul, landing at the presidential palace for talks with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama’s trip caps a high-profile week for the president in which he coupled a singular domestic policy victory — the signing of a health reform bill — with the foreign policy achievement: reaching an arms control agreement with Russia in which the two agreed to slash their nuclear arsenals to the lowest levels in half a century.

Coming on top of that, the Palm Sunday visit to American combat troops by their commander in chief could project the image of a president keeping on top of a number of issues at once.

General James L. Jones, the National Security adviser, told reporters aboard the flight to Bagram that Mr. Obama would try to make Mr. Karzai “understand that in his second term, there are certain things that have not been paid attention to, almost since day one.” Gen. Jones said those things included “a merit-based system for appointment of key government officials, battling corruption, taking the fight to the narco-traffickers,” which, “provides a lot of the economic engine for the insurgents.”

More……..

March 28, 2010 - Posted by | Aircraft, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. james,

    Hello. Do you got my New Mexico Post?

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 28, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes …..it’s up…..how are you guy?

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 28, 2010 | Reply

      • I’m fine.

        Comment by Daniel G. | March 28, 2010

      • keep it coming

        Comment by jamesb101 | March 28, 2010

      • You see SE’s new background on his site?

        Comment by jamesb101 | March 28, 2010

      • Yes, I did. Pretty exciting. Love it.

        Comment by Daniel G. | March 28, 2010

  2. Gallup Tracking

    Obama JA

    46 / 46

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 28, 2010 | Reply

  3. Obama will be up a good amount by the end of the week…..

    He’s doing good right now…..

    You watch healthcare is going to blow up on the GOP if they have something positive to show by November…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 28, 2010 | Reply

  4. Alright!

    I’m always happy when someone in the pak does good!

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 28, 2010 | Reply


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