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    Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - In a swift and secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama signed an agreement Tuesday night vowing long-term ties with Afghanistan after America's combat forces come home. "There's a light on the horizon," he told U.S. troops on the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.Seated beside Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama declared, "Together, we're now committed to replacing war with peace."
    The partnership spells out the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan beyond 2014. It is limited in scope and essentially gives both sides political cover: Afghanistan is guaranteed its sovereignty and promised it won't be abandoned, while the U.S. gets to end its combat mission in the long and unpopular war but keep a foothold in the country.
    Obama also was to give a speech designed to reach Americans at the dinnertime hour of 7:30 p.m. EDT. That would be 4 a.m. here when Obama speaks.
    (AP) President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a strategic partnership agreement at...
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    He flew to the site of America's longest war not only as commander in chief but also as an incumbent president in the early stages of a tough re-election campaign. Nor were the two roles completely distinct.


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    Wow, all I can think of is how much flack supporters of Bush took when he would make any speech that even mentioned 9/11, now you have Obama just ridin' that politicizing horse to death!


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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    People would give Bush **** for talking about a terrorist attack? I thought the media loved that ****!


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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    I have been thread banned for speaking the truth. So I am leaving for a while. I may be back. Or maybe not. Either way I won't be paying for the service here. I just want to say than you to Redress, who banned me. You have probably saved me both time and money.

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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I have been thread banned for speaking the truth. So I am leaving for a while. I may be back. Or maybe not. Either way I won't be paying for the service here. I just want to say than you to Redress, who banned me. You have probably saved me both time and money.
    IF your banned how the hell did you post that?


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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I have been thread banned for speaking the truth. So I am leaving for a while. I may be back. Or maybe not. Either way I won't be paying for the service here. I just want to say than you to Redress, who banned me. You have probably saved me both time and money.
    Hate to see you go but I know the feeling.

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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    IF your banned how the hell did you post that?
    I was wondering that too.

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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    He said 'thread banned'....Hope this isn't what I have seen happen before in other sites starting here.

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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    He said 'thread banned'....Hope this isn't what I have seen happen before in other sites starting here.

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    Still if thats true then how did he post here?

    It doesnt matter tho
    back on topic!


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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Still if thats true then how did he post here?

    It doesnt matter tho
    back on topic!

    Because when you are 'thread banned' you can't go into that thread anymore, but you can post in others....Although a couple of things I find annoying is that you can't even read the thread anymore, and you have to constantly agree to forum rules every time you come on the site....It really is annoying.

    But I agree, back to topic.


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    Re: Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

    The problem I have with this treaty is that it states that "[the] US will help defend the country militarily for at least a decade after Afghans take control of their security" and that "Washington may use 'diplomatic means, political means, economic means and even military means,'" to these ends in 'defending' Afghanistan. (US may use 'military means' to defend Afghanistan until 2024 — RT) (US-Afghan Security Pact Sends Warning To Al-Qaida : NPR)
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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