A little boy sits and holds the hand of U.S. Army Sgt. Resolve Savage, from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, while he pulls security outside of a hospital during a medical capabilities program and humanitarian assistance supply hand out in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan June 28, 2007. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Isaac A. Graham)
Barack Obama kicked off his overseas trip today by flying into Kuwait and then on to Afghanistan to meet with soldiers and Prime Minister Karzai. Obama flew into Kabul and then east to Jalalabad airfield, in Nangarhar province where he was greeted by U.S. Military on the airfield. This trip comes on the heels of a bloody battle in which 9 U.S. soldiers were killed at an outpost along the Afghanistan- Pakistan border. While a heavy surge has been underway in Iraq over the past year Afghanistan has seen a surge of Taliban and Al-Queda activity. The very terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack are still very much alive while Bush and McCain have been distracted by the War In Iraq a war of choice for whom had no part of the 9/11 attacks and was not an imminent threat to America. Next Obama will travel to Iraq and visit the troops in and around Baghdad…
BTW…President Bush is now calling for a \”time horizon\” to pull U.S. combat troops out of Iraq…Sounds like a time table to me something Obama has already been advocating during his campaign.
An Afghan police officer stands guard as an Afghan woman passes by a check point in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 19, 2008. U.S. Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, the first stop on a campaign-season tour of war zones, a spokesman said.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
In this photo released Saturday, July 19, 2008, by the the U.S. Army, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., poses with SPC Lakeisha Willingham, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), after a shoot-around game of basketball at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Friday, July 18, 2008, during a Congressional Delegation visit. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Jarod Perkioniemi)
U.S. Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama (2nd L) and Gul Agha Shirzai, the governor of Nangarhar province (L), attend a meeting in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul July 19, 2008. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama met the commander of U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday to talk about the war he says is not getting enough attention from the Bush administration. REUTERS/Nangarhar Governer\’s Office