Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan
December 3rd, 2010
01:16 PM ET

Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Friday on a surprise visit.

The president is expected to address troops at Bagram Airfield.

A major U.S. military review of the war in Afghanistan is due this month, a year after Obama ordered additional U.S. troops to the country as part of a strategy that would see some forces coming home as soon as July 2011.

Read more on our Afghanistan Crossroads blog

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  1. historian

    Have you checked your IQ lately?

    December 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Veritas

    Yea i voted for him and may GOD bless his every breath he is a rightious man. he has done more in 2 than bushwhacker in 8

    December 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jimmy

    Who the hell cares ?

    December 3, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. republicrat NRA member

    If you're bored or just want an honest take on why we are where we are and what the real agendas are currently then give "Screwed" by Thom Hartmann a read. Find out who's really working against you once elected. Have a good night.

    December 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ori

    Susan I Think That Was Rude And Low For You To Say That About The Poor Be Nice And Sweet Show Love.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wike

    I think he did good to day and it was right thing to do

    December 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wike

    He has to do this much often

    December 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. edwards

    i am glad he didnt get no shoes thtown at him like that dumb azz bush

    December 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TeeJay

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate everything our troops are doing and never pass up an opportunity to thank them. I just believe that the $ it cost for all his travelling could be better spent.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. edwards

    that's what he's doing showing support for those guys that dont have no bussiness over there. he's the president he suppose to show support

    December 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. edwards

    on one more note no one cried money when bush started these 2 wars

    December 4, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    No comment. Thank you.

    December 4, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Emile Zola

    I want to know why the leaders of, supposedly, the most powerful nation in the world are so cowardly that every move they make has to be under secret or top secret classification. Ahmedinajedh when he scheduled a trip to Iraq, he announced his trip well in advance knowing well that the CIA is a 24/7 operation and now with an administration that claims that war criminals were just following orders as excuse for their crimes means that if they could kill Ahmedinajedh they would get a medal. Shouldn't our frail democracy put its money where its mouth is? But, the eternal but, if the most powerful in the world has to pay the insurgency not to attack them, does that oxymoron of the most powerful nation still stand? I want a second opinion

    December 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Veritas

    All of you picking President Obamas work travel etc. apart should try picking up where the bushwacker left us all off. his visiting our troops to boost morale is nothing to critique its to be applauded. who of you whiners about Obama would have the guts to take his job much less fly overseas to land in a place where your a potential moving target to even risk life and limb to fly to see our soldiers. How totally negative and uninspired you are. i feel sorry for you because you now control the house and your still a disruptive force to our cohesion as a nation. sad day for every American does'nt bode well for bipartison govt. when will both parties realize a happy medium can and should exist.

    December 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. american

    The presidents top job IS diplomacy. The military remains stable throughout the years. The president is our front face. He is not a guy behind a trigger, he is there to verbally express our wishes toward other countries and to listen to their concerns.

    December 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
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