Obama Makes Surprise Afghanistan Trip

KABUL (AP) -- President Barack Obama has told American forces during his surprise visit to Afghanistan that U.S. lives would be at risk if the Taliban retake control of the country.

Obama says difficult days lie ahead in the 8-year-old war and he says there will be setbacks. But he says the U.S. doesn't quit and will prevail.

The president spoke to about 2,500 U.S. forces at Bagram Air Field after talks earlier Sunday in Kabul with Afghan leaders.

Obama told President Hamid Karzai and his Cabinet that they need to make more progress in fighting corruption and improving their government.


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  • by Chuck Location: MillCreek on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:31 PM
    Rip roarin' speech there commander in chief, uplifting words for the troops, I missed the part where you talked about thier victory over there. Oh yea, thats right you OMITTED any reference to OUR troops having a victory didn't you. Victory isn't a socialist idea afterall. You disapoint me sir.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    It is good that he is there supporting the troops. I wish the two wars and the economy would have been his main focus the past year. The Health Care Reform should have been his second term priority.
  • by Transparent Obama on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    Whats Obama's bracket lookin like
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 29, 2010 at 09:47 AM
    Sorry, as Barlow stated about Bush....consistant. I can assure you, the soldiers have no relief that his is CIC. They just wonder if the guys antics will get them killed.
  • by J Location: Gville on Mar 29, 2010 at 08:10 AM
    JENNA< please speak for yourself and dont drag other smarter Americans into your delirium. VANCE: LOL We all know Obama is friends with them over there.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Mar 29, 2010 at 07:08 AM
    Jenna, that is probably the biggest line of crap I have heard since obama himself last spoke. This is the exact reason why kids your age should not be allowed to vote; you don't have enough life experience and you'll believe almost anything that soundsd good or moves your heart(typical liberal philosophy).
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 29, 2010 at 06:49 AM
    What a relief it must be for the soldiers to see that their Commander in Chief is no longer some fool prancing around in a flight jacket saying "Mission Accomplished"! or plotting his "strateegery" LOL
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:38 AM
    Vance, I made the same observation. Nothing screams liberal like "the last 8 years".....well, she forgot the rest, Bush Lied, Cheney Haliburtion, Bush's economy, WMDs...if you are going to be a good liberal and let everyone else dictate you vision, be consistant....
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:35 AM
    ARE THERE ANY CONCERVATIVE NEWS STATIONS I CAN LISTEN TO? I'M TIRED OF THE LIBERALS
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:33 AM
    WHY IS IT THAT WHEN BUSH WAS IN OFFICE THAT THE NEWS ON TV HAD PEOPLE WHO DIED EVERY DAY BUT ABOUT 66 % MORE PEOPLE DIED SO FAR UNDER OBAMA BUT ITS NOT BROADCAST (SHOVED IN OUR FACE)
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