President Obama is greeted by Marine Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, as he arrives on stage to address troops during a visit to Bagram Air Field on May 1


121 Responses to “Bagram”

  1. 1 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    What? No codpiece? *snark*

    • 2 Pamela
      May 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Who is a codpiece?

      • 3 Liberal Librarian
        May 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        LOL. Remember Bush II’s appearance on the carrier after he’d “won” the Iraq War? He was in a flight suit, and let’s just say that a certain part of his anatomy was accentuated.

        • 4 collegekay
          May 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

          LOL I remember that.

          • 5 Liberal Librarian
            May 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

            On our side of the political divide he was called “Commander Codpiece”.

            • 6 susanne
              May 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

              and then there was the tank cannon positioned in the photo to look like it was a big dick. in case we were not impressed by the codpiece. what a joke.

              reminds me of what ann lamott says when she sees a guy driving a monster truck–‘oh, so sorry about your tiny penis!’

        • 8 Pamela
          May 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

          Oh gawd… Doesn’t he wish? Ick, I never really looked at that back then…

          • 9 yardarm756
            May 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

            All jokes aside Pam. A codpiece was the medieval equivalent to the modern day jock strap.

        • 10 desertflower
          May 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

          He stuffed

  2. 11 Proud Former White House Intern
    May 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm


  3. 15 debbyeOh
    May 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    My goodness, I love our President! And today was one of those days he even won over ol’ Tweety!

    • 16 geeja
      May 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      I nearly choked on my taco when he showed the video of PBO surrounded by the troops and was going on about how they were smiling and glad to see him. I thought I was dreaming.

  4. 17 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Video link now posted at CSPAN of the President’s speech to the troops – http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Obama-Addresses-the-Nation-from-Afghanistan/10737430361/

    And, to repeat myself 🙂


  5. May 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    All the Troops there, love him! The only people that don’t, are the far right in this Country!

      May 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm


  6. 24 CEB
    May 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Our guy is amazing! Just got home, logged on, and WTF?? PBO is in Afghanistan? When/how did this happern?! He always zags when everyone thinks he will zig.

    • 25 daisydem
      May 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Maybe he got that from being on the basketball court, lol!

    • 26 utaustinliberal
      May 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Same here. I go to classes, attend a review for an exam, take a test, come back home, log on and PBO is in Afghanistan?!?!?!

  7. 31 carolyn
    May 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Just wonderful. I am SO glad he is our president! I fear to imagine where we would be as a country and as a world if he were not president! My husband just always says: “I trust him.”
    Yes, I trust him to do what is best for the country and best for the world. That Nobel Peace prize committee certainly knew what they were doing!
    Now, this may be shallow, but….from 2001-2008, I could Not stand to hear “Hail to the Chief” played for GWB. NOW, my heart fills with joy and pride when I hear it…..what a difference the right person makes!

    May 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm


  9. May 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Christianne Armanpoure(sp) needs to differentiate between Iraq SOFA agreement and Afghanistan.
    2 seperate and different Wars! She should know that!

  10. 36 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I cannot wait until Mittens goes to Afghanistan….I cannot freaking wait.

    • 37 aquagranny911
      May 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      That was a joke, right?

      • 38 LOL
        May 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        No it wasn’t….I want to compare and contrast the reception he would get to PBO. When BO went to Iraq before he became the President, he was mobbed by the troops and then making that three pointer in front of the crowd–oh Mittens couldn’t even buy his way to that kind of love.

        • 39 aquagranny911
          May 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

          JEEZE LOWEEZ! If Mittster goes there they better pack along a case of Depends, give him full body armor & make sure his feet are bare when he shoves them down his own throat.

    • 40 anniebella
      May 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      LOL, Why would Mittens go to Afghanistan?

      • 41 LOL
        May 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        He has to show he has some foreign policy chops…everyone goes when they are the nominee. PBO went and McLame went with his two sidekick. If he is going to keep those troops there, he damn better tell them to their face. I am sure his team will make it as controlled as possible—heavens forbid we do a crowd reaction comparison.

        • 42 anniebella
          May 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

          When Mittens go he can stay, most of his money is stuck overseas anyway so let him go join his money, but he won’t be the U.S. President.

  11. 44 vitaminlover
    May 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

    • 46 utaustinliberal
      May 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks. Filled in a lot of holes.

    • 47 HZ
      May 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Dudette, thanks so much for this link. I went to read it, and my heart is filled with so much gratefulness, in that, I see President Obama all over this document. I am taking time out each night to read the entire document.

      It is shameful that the MSM tried to framed this visit to Afghanistan by President Obama as a drama event. It states right in the first sentence of the Press Fact Sheet that ” in May 2010, President Obama and President Karzai met and committed the two countries to negotiate and conclude a strategic partnership that would provide a framework for the future relationship.” This resulted in the SPA.

      Then if you will click on the highlighted blue, you will be able to read the details of this SPA. It is so interesting so far. I would suggest that if anyone is interested in knowing what is in the document, to save it and read it. Our president and team are way ahead of Mitten and the Clown Car, for sure. Please mark it under your favorites to read later, I strongly suggest.

      Thanks again, Dudette!!!! HZ

  12. May 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Chipsticks…you are an internet GOD! I cannot tell you how many of my friends come here daily sing your praises. All the people here are so special. Know that many of us don’t post often but read several times a day and consider this place HOME! Much Luv to all…TJ in LV

  13. 49 carolyn
    May 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Being an English professor for 30 years does strange things to the brain, but when I watch him on the world scene, I am always reminded of the lines from Shakespeare’s”Julius Caesar”

    Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world
    Like a Colossus, and we petty men
    Walk under his huge legs and peep about…”

    That’s who he is, and his enemies are the petty men. That line comes to me EVERY time he is on the world stage, or giving a State of the Union address.

  14. 53 vitaminlover
    May 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    He is such a hands on kind of guy. He gets right in the middle of it. The Secret Service has their hands full and they had better stay on their toes! They had better continue to do a grand job of protecting President Obama.

  15. 54 vitaminlover
    May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am also loving the way Reverend Sharpton is giving our President accolades.

  16. 59 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Chips to expand on the idea someone had in the other thread..perhaps you could do a “President” and “Not President” post kind of like Letterman’s cool and not cool. Romney is out delivering pizzas and PBO is delivering fist bumps and high fives to troops in Bagram. BOOM!

  17. May 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This is the first time in a month, that Wolfe has not mentioned Miss Ann, every five minutes!

  18. 61 aquagranny911
    May 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    EAT YOUR SHORTS, Mittwipe! This is a REAL PRESIDENT!

  19. 71 Dudette
    May 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Here’s something beautiful to help you catch your breathe from today’s whirlwind of activity.

    White House Google+ Photowalk: Garden Tour
    For forty years, the White House has opened its doors and welcomed visitors from across the country to tour the White House grounds and gardens. This year, we invited our photo enthusiast followers on Google+ to join us for the first ever White House Google+ Photowalk.


  20. May 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Brian Williams on NBC is covering the whole ball of wax!

  21. 73 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    So he’s not that much of a douche

    • 74 Liberal Librarian
      May 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I think he and Snark might have to agree on something. Snark? Are you there?

    • 75 hopefruit2
      May 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I think he must’ve seen the “Snark Knoller” satire tweets, and has since tried to adjust his behavior just a little bit…

      • 76 aquagranny911
        May 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        I’m sure he has seen those satire tweets. If he has not then he is more of a fool than we all think he is. I hope Snark keeps it up. It’s well past time that these media jugheads were put firmly in their place.

    • 77 nospin
      May 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I think it is a result of his alter ego Snark Knoller.

  22. 78 Dudette
    May 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Just in case you were wondering, “Angry Muffin” says he’s suspending his campaign tomorrow.
    Says he’s gonna do everything he can do defeat PBO. Blah, blah, blah… blech, ack, gurgle, gah!

  23. 84 Lorraine
    May 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    CNN’s Barbara Star said that the troops were absolutely thrill to see President Obama.

    • 85 anniebella
      May 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Lorraine, they know that POTUS and FLOTUS really care about them and their family. It’s not just words from them. It’s coming from POTUS and FLOTUS’s heart.

  24. 86 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    What a warm and courageous man this President is …


    • May 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      You could FEEL the emotion coming from our fantastic President when talking to the troops. Its so obvious how much him and the First Lady have them all in their hearts. The speech brought tears to my eyes. I could FEEL his gratitude and love for all of them.

  25. 89 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Dear George W. Bush,

    This is what victory looks like.


  26. May 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    ABC, NBC and CBS will all be covering it live, as well as all Cable stations.
    Local Fox stations, unknown!

    • May 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I know huh? This President of ours just operates on a completely different plane. and he knows exactly how predictable the corporate media and his GOP adversaries will react to his every move. So in sun Tzu fashion he turns their hatred into his devastating weapon.

      They never see him coming. No wonder he was in such high spirits on Saturday at the WHCD. It’s like the fake Seamus dog ad was just a mild warm up to the fusillade that he has lined up for Romney. By the time this election is all over, Mittens will need to be carried to the sanatorium

  27. 96 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    When I’m feeling particularly fly about life, as I am now, I start running Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” in my head. So, here you go.

  28. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    May 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I mean, even if the power goes out tonight and I can’t see the President’s remarks to the nation, I pretty much heard everything I needed to hear earlier … when he spoke to the troops about their families at home, ” … supporting you and loving you … ” – well, I damn near lost it. I mean, everybody mentions “supporting you” but only a man with love in his heart mentions “loving you.” Can you imagine how the troops in that building felt when they heard even just that, thinking of mom and dad and siblings and spouses and kids, all the damn day and night, as they must (I don’t know – I wouldn’t have been as brave as they are to even enlist). Can you imagine how the President feels every time he looks out at the sea of faces and knows it’s in his power to retain them there or bring them home, based on the sound judgment I believe only he could bring to the table at this time in our history. Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you to all of our military – whether air, land, sea, or under the sea – for your honor, courage, and commitment. We’ll be here “loving you,” until you are safely home.

  29. May 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Anywhere to see PBO’s speech to the troop? I missed the entire thing.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm


  31. 110 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Presidential: Talking from the heart to those who, regardless of race or sexual orientation, defend this country.
    Not Presidential: Pushing Out/ Firing a just hired spokesman who happens to be gay because you happen to have no balls to tell the bigots “Fuck Off”

    • 111 Liberal Librarian
      May 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Testify! I hope that this finally makes the Log Cabin Republicans realize that, yes, the GOP DOES know how to quit gays.

  32. May 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Too much good news for Obama—–Get Joe Scarborough on! Pronto! Need some negative, dishonest spinning, make it sound like the war is going full blast for another 12 years! Thatta boy!

  33. May 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    The AP has the latest on the Americans Elect effort, which has been plagued by problems:

    A group clearing the path for an independent White House bid has canceled the first phase of its search for a bipartisan ticket because declared and draft candidates aren’t mustering enough preliminary support.

    Americans Elect has canceled a virtual caucus that had been planned for next week. Another round of voting set for May 15 also is in jeopardy.

    A spokeswoman for the group says no one gathered enough online “clicks” to qualify. Candidates must show they have the backing of at least 1,000 people in at least 10 states.

    Americans Elect is noteworthy because it has plowed months and many dollars into securing ballot space in all 50 states and is more than halfway to its goal. Its rules require the nominee to field a bipartisan ticket.


  34. May 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    WH livestream is open now:


    Can’t wait to hear out POTUS. This is also what we were doing one year ago!!

  35. 119 magapie
    May 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Gosh, I guess they make a 360 degree, invisible teleprompter now?? THE MAN IS AWESOME, THAT’S ALL THERE IS To IT!!!

  36. 120 joyce
    May 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    When you speak from your heart……..

    • May 2, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Thank you, Chips for making this day one to cherish and remember with our POTUS and the great men and women in our military in Afghanistan. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( We Love You, Mr. President!!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

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