This afternoon while at work I checked my iPhone for the latest news….
It was announced that President Obama was in Afghanistan….
It happened again!
President’s do these sort of things from time to time…..
Riding in chopped down motorcades in the dead of night out to Andrews Air Force Base….
Press poll members all the sudden told to garb your bags you’re going ‘somewhere’…and we’ll take your phone for now….Please….
This time it’s to Afghanistan for the President to sign the withdrawal deal worked out in Washington about a week ago…..
The President will be on the ground for only a few hours…..
He landed in Air Force One which IS an Air Force aircraft after all…..
(The Press from the picture’s I’ve seen flew at least part of the way in the belly of a C-17 …a la’ Hillary Clinton style…)
Then the President got in a hello and went the final miles to Kabul….
No doubt it was a Marine Helo……
Not an Army one….
The whole excersise was for the President to do what was NOT done in Iraq….
Get the deal the White House wanted….
(Karzai gets US advisors/trainers and YES…..MONEY)
In Iraq that didn’t work…
The Iraqi’s would give the US troops immunity for their actions…
So in the end the combat troops where sent home….
I have reason to believe that the US STILL has Special Operators in Iraq…..
But one would think their number is smaller than the White House and Pentagon wanted and EACH one of those operators has a diplomatic passport…..
The Democratic President that IS and HAS BEEN a war President gets to trump ANYTHING Mitt Romney could by being in the media as
Commander in Chief signing off a troop withdrawal deal SIX months before an Election…..
Not bad ……
Even with ALL the Republican hollering….
NOT BAD AT ALL….
The hours-long visit was directed almost entirely toward an American audience, unfolding during pre-prime time hours in the United States while most Afghans slept. It also served as a detente after some of the tensest months in U.S.-Afghan relations.
Since February, American service members have inadvertently burned Korans at a U.S. military base, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 17 civilians in Kandahar, and at least 18 NATO troops have been slain by their Afghan counterparts. In addition to infuriating Afghans, the incidents have contributed to a rising war fatigue at home.
Opinion polls show that most Americans no longer believe the Afghan war is worth fighting. But the agreement and troop withdrawal schedule allows Obama to say during a difficult re-election race that he has ended the war in Iraq and is winding down the one in Afghanistan, a position even a majority of Republicans now favors.
“The Iraq War is over. The number of our troops in harm’s way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home soon,” Obama said. “We have a clear path to fulfill our mission in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to al-Qaeda.”
The trip must NOT have been a secret in Afghanistan……The Picture above with Karzai shows a Afghan color guard…I hope they had NO bullets in their guns….
The Helo’s show in other pictures are the old CH-46′s which will be replaced by CH-22′s in the future….
Ok….After seeing a video I DO believe the President flew on ARMY ONE since we have him getting in a Chinook….Hot Damn!
I wonder what call sign Air Force One used crossing the Atlantic?
Air Force One made a night landing something the aircraft drivers hardly EVER do but they could probably do in their sleep….
The Republican’s HAD to sign on to the money part of the deal….Don’t let them bullshit us…..
It will cost the US taxpayer 2 to 5 Billion Dollars a year for the next decade at least….Share on Facebook