Sunday, March 28, 2010

Obama Makes a Surprise Trip to Afghanistan

Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today, his first as president. It is not necessary that a president visit the troops on the front lines, but it is admirable.

"Barack Obama made his first trip to Afghanistan as U.S. president on Sunday, delivering a rousing speech to troops and telling Afghan President Hamid Karzai that progress on fighting corruption should match military gains.

Air Force One landed in darkness at Bagram airfield north of the Afghan capital, and Obama was whisked by helicopter to Karzai's palace in Kabul, where he was greeted by the Afghan president and a band playing the U.S. national anthem.

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