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Obama Afghanistan Visit

A Wedding in Kabul and the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The Afghan wife of a good friend called not long ago and asked if I'd accompany her to a wedding in Kabul. I wondered why she wasn't taking her husband. "Oh it is much too dangerous for an American but you would be OK," she exclaimed cheerily.

The President's Missing Notes on Afghanistan

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

After more than a decade of military occupation and trillions of dollars spent, the general environment in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous and unsafe, even in the capital.

We Are Not Exiting Afghanistan -- We Are Staying

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The assertion that maintaining a long-term presence in the country is the best way to prevent future attacks on the U.S. belies the reality on the ground: that our mere presence is destabilizing.

Blast Rocks Afghan Capital Hours After Obama Exit

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

(Recasts with six killed, Taliban claim responsibility, adds details) By Michael Georgy and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, May ...

John McCain Praises Obama

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

John McCain is "pleased" to learn about President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan. Obama arrived in Kabul on Tuesday, the eve of the anniversary...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the assassination...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

On Friday, President Obama spent four hours in Afghanistan, assuring the troops that they're winning the war against the Taliban. Unfortunately, that wasn't his only disconnect from reality. In a week in which the latest unemployment numbers proved that hopes of a recovery are wishful thinking, in which Congress refused to extend emergency unemployment benefits for 2 million of the long-term unemployed, and in which nearly 27 million Americans are out of work or underemployed, the conversation in Washington is all about the deficit and extending tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest two percent. And the White House promoted and enabled this disconnect when, months ago, it set up a Deficit Commission instead of a Jobs Commission. Welcome to the fierce lack of urgency of maybe some day but not now.

President Obama Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama slipped unannounced into dangerous Afghanistan on Friday, one year after widening an ever...

President Obama's Flawed Premises In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram, Afghanistan, on March 29, 2010, where he met with President Karzai and spoke to American and internat...

Obama's Bagram Fly-In: What He Didn't Visit

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

The most jarring part of the Obama fly-in to Bagram was the part of the base he apparently didn't visit: the secret prison we've been running there for years. It's Gitmo on steroids.

Obama Visits Afghanistan To Tour War Zone

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — Barack Obama visited Saturday with U.S. troops and Afghan officials in this war-weary nation, which is the focal point of h...