December 4, 2010

Unplanned emergency visit by Obama to Afghanistan: no terror anymore but 'safe haven'

President Barack Obama told U.S. troops during a abruptness holiday-season appointment that they are authoritative important advance in the war, and he apprenticed that Afghanistan would never afresh be a "safe anchorage for terrorists" who appetite to advance the United States.
"You will accomplish in your mission," Obama told added than 3,500 auspicious troops in a huge hangar. "We said we were activity to breach the Taliban's momentum. That's what you're doing. You're activity on the offense, annoyed of arena defense." 
Barack Obama in Afghanistan

Obama had catholic to Afghanistan to acknowledge the troops and to accord with frayed relations with Afghan Admiral Hamid Karzai.
But affairs for a contiguous affair with Karzai were abruptly scrapped. The White House and Afghan admiral abhorrent the last-minute abandoning on asperous weather. Instead, the two leaders batten by phone, Obama at the air abject and Karzai in Kabul.
Obama's abruptness visit, his additional to Afghanistan as president, came a year afterwards he widened the anytime deadlier war and advanced of the achievement after this ages of a analysis of the 9-year-plus conflict.
"I don't charge to acquaint you this is a boxy fight," Obama said. He met with the top NATO administrator in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, and additionally visited blood-soaked soldiers. He presented bristles Purple Hearts, aggressive awards for blood-soaked account members. 
Barack Obama in Afghanistan

There are now about 150,000 affiliation armament in Afghanistan, almost 100,000 of them Americans. The U.S. and its NATO ally agreed aftermost ages in Lisbon, Portugal, to activate axis over ascendancy to bounded Afghan authorities in 2011, with a ambition of commutual that alteration by the end of 2014.
"We attending advanced to a fresh appearance abutting year, the alpha of alteration to Afghan responsibility," Obama said.
"Thanks to your account we are authoritative important progress," he told the troops.
"On account of added than 300 actor Americans, we are actuality to say acknowledge you ... for aggregate that you do." 
Barack Obama in Afghanistan

"We will never let this country serve as a safe anchorage for terrorists who will advance the United States of America again. That will never happen," he said.

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