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Just an idea, but Christmas might be especially high security risk due to war with religious fanatics and all.
I think that is probably right...as I recall, when Bush visited, and when Obama visited the visits were relatively unannounced and low profile weren't they? For security reasons?
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Its good when the POTUS goes to see those fighting to keep us safe. He is the Commander in Chief of all services. He should go meet with the border guards fighting the war on our southern border also. imo
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Bravo sir, Bravo. While I deplore President Obama's wartime leadership as a general rule, and disagree with the way he has dealt with Afghanistan and Iraq... flying out to see the guys at the tip of the spear is GOOD leadership, and I salute him for it.
He was there to see Karzai. The troops were an afterthought. It would have looked bad had he ignored them.
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He was there to see Karzai. The troops were an afterthought. It would have looked bad had he ignored them.
George he was splitting the trip and never made it to meet Karzai. They spoke on the phone..

I would have prefered he did like others and went on Christmas Day.. BUt it was a quick trip 3 hours or so.

But anytime is good and I saw the news coverage and he was well received by the troops of the 101st Airborne.

Not every single thing Obama does is a bad thing.. But most he does isn't doing our country much good so far.

He has yet heard the voice of the people completely, but some others in the Dem Party also have deft ears.. IMHO
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I think that is probably right...as I recall, when Bush visited, and when Obama visited the visits were relatively unannounced and low profile weren't they? For security reasons?
Yes I had to look some (all the search engines are full of the current visit) but yes I thought his visit at least once was a surprise, and turns out I remembered correctly...
"KABUL President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday and asserted that the United States would not walk away from the conflict here despite rising violence and instability." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/wo....18682126.html
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I'm glad he is speaking to our troops and hand out some medals. I imagine
it cost plenty for the 3 hours he was there, but I think it was worth it to the troops.
From whatt I hear it is the 101st Airborne.. A lot of these guys have spent 2-4 Christmas away from family.

I wonder today if they got this news on the FCC would they have cheered when he spoke to them? Cause what freedoms we still have aren't going all going to be around when they get home.

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Good Point Coyote. I can be harsh on him but not this time. This is just his second trip to the front. And the only thing I can say it would have been better if done on Christmas Day.

And now I am going back to being as harsh as I can.

But that isn't meant to be harsh as he has the time to do it in the next 2 years.
More like a hint...
Being the elitists progressive liberal he is I doubt he will ever go on Christmas or Thanksgiving day, as he and friends have party plans.

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George he was splitting the trip and never made it to meet Karzai. They spoke on the phone..

I would have prefered he did like others and went on Christmas Day.. BUt it was a quick trip 3 hours or so.

But anytime is good and I saw the news coverage and he was well received by the troops of the 101st Airborne.

Not every single thing Obama does is a bad thing.. But most he does isn't doing our country much good so far.

He has yet heard the voice of the people completely, but some others in the Dem Party also have deft ears.. IMHO
George I was wrong and take it back.. He is a as far as I am concerned.

Once I saw the post on the Internet and the FCC the soft gloves come off from now on if Obama doesn't tell the FCC to back the f___ up.

One page 3 I listed the contacts fro the Senate, Congress and then the W.H.
so please everyone members and readers talk to your reps.

As this progressive liberal bunch want to take all our freedoms and our money away.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/ope...t-freedom.html

So I'm saying it where I can. As I have said before most liberals don't understand they and their party is being used.
And if they can't understand that then they are blind.
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