Sen. Hagan Meets With Troops In Afghanistan

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina says she has a better perspective of the harsh conditions in Afghanistan as she visited the Middle East on her first oversees trip since taking office earlier this year.

Hagan said Monday that she was able to spend two days in Afghanistan, visiting with U.S. troops and talking with senior officials from both countries.

The trip was not disclosed until Monday for security reasons, and the Democrat called to speak with reporters from an undisclosed location in the region.

Hagan's envoy, including four other senators, met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul. The lawmakers also visited the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, where officials see poppy growing and violence as obstacles to reconstruction.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Shut up Location: NC on May 26, 2009 at 10:00 PM
    Better yet WITN, why dont we have a poll on how many of us truly care about the rantings of the same conspiracy theorists on here day in and day out who consistently gripe and complain like a bunch of ill educated goof offs. You people never wasted a breath or a stroke of a key on your keyboard when Bush was president and this country was going down the drain. Shut up already and if you can do a better job, run for office yourselves. Put up or shut up.
  • by matt Location: NC on May 26, 2009 at 08:42 PM
    Yea, Witn. Let's get a poll on the Hag.
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    Witn, Why don't we have a poll on Kay Hagan's performance as a senator?
  • by Buford Location: NC on May 26, 2009 at 05:41 PM
    Kay Hag is worse than John Edwards. I thought that would be impossible.
  • by Earnest Location: Richlands on May 26, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    All trips by such worthless politicians should stop and have to be accounted for. That was $12 million dollars and a lot of precious fuel down the tank. Who voted for her anyway? Let's stop all this nonsense.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 26, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    Just perts of the office. More trips to come.
  • by MeToo on May 26, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    I would like to get a better perspective on the beach conditions in Hawaii. Whose got my ticket?
  • by Jon Location: Greenville on May 26, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    Your exactly right! I would venture to say that no one knows here and no one cares to see her! Why isn't she back in Washington voting on issues? After all isn't that why she was elected to the Senate?
  • by Ironhead Location: Greenville on May 26, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    Can anyone tell me why she is over there wasting tax dollars. It's not like she is part of a safety committee or a special overseas relations board. They are just wasting more and more of our tax dollars every day.
  • by Matt Location: NC on May 25, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    Fact is, she has started her world travel campaign. at our expense.
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