Heads Up: PBO speaking to troops in Afghanistan

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101 Responses to “Heads Up: PBO speaking to troops in Afghanistan”

  1. 1 lamh35
    May 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    CNN had it, but just an excerpt

  2. 2 lamh35
    May 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    CNN is showing the video

  3. 3 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    MSNBC is now carrying it (Hardball)!

  4. 4 collegekay
    May 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    CNN showing it on tv right now

  5. 5 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    The troops are very fired up!

  6. May 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Video now added on msnbc.

  7. 7 lamh35
    May 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    chips MSNBC has the video now too.

  8. 8 collegekay
    May 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    No teleprompter.

  9. May 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Wow—-President Obama—–heartfelt, moving words to the troops, repeatedly saying how proud he was of them—–it was so right, perfect message.

  10. May 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    CNN has more moderate coverage, MSNBC is going all Hippy on us. LOL!

  11. 12 lamh35
    May 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Oh Lord, Tweety is gonna cry ya’ll!

  12. 15 prettyfoot58
    May 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    ON MSNBC….


  13. 17 Melanie
    May 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    LOL. Lots of fistbumps!!

  14. 18 yardarm756
    May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m bawling like a baby at our CinC. What a man!

  15. May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    He is losing the Military vote! LOL!
    They all love him, you see him shaking their Hands?

  16. 27 Dakota
    May 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    OMG! I can’t hear videos at work! Can someone please tell me what he said? PULEEEZE!!!!

    • 28 mtmarilyn
      May 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Our wonderful President just gave the most beautiful speech to the troops. He told them how proud of them he was and how proud the people in the states were of them and when the story is told it will be how wonderful they were. This isn’t word for word. I had tears in my eyes. This is a man who really cares and knows what he is doing!

      • 29 Dakota
        May 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        Oh my…thank you marilyn…I can’t wait to hear it..I’m already getting weepy-eyed.

  17. 30 vitaminlover
    May 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    This is MY President!!!!

  18. 42 Cheryllou
    May 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Tears is flowing freely. What a man, what a speech, what a President.

  19. 43 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    OK, what the hell did I miss? What did he say? I thought the speech wasn’t until later!

    • 44 sherijr
      May 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      this was his speech to the troops, tonight is speech to the American public.

    • 45 yardarm756
      May 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      He’s gonna do one for the media a little later. This one was to the troops. It’ll make you proud ’cause it wasn’t about politics or photo-ops.It was the C-in-C talking to his troops. God Bless him. ‘cuse me while I blow me nose.

    • May 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      He’s addressing the nation at 7:30. This was him addressing the troops, thanking them for all they have done, their sacrifices, that there may still be rough days ahead but the nation is grateful and will remain grateful when they come home and said he was so proud of them. It was pitch perfect.

  20. 52 daisydem
    May 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I just checked Al Jazeera and the BBC and listened to the reporter on BBC talk about the signing of the document and how President Obama arrived there today, his last visit there in 2010, the tone was factual and positive and he actually said this is important not just for the U.S. but for the world … so unlike our media reports in this country, our own country, who should support their President in this endeavor. President Obama has changed the perception of the United States in the world’s eyes. He is truly a leader looked up to by the whole world. I feel that to elect a Republican (unless the GOP drastically changes) anytime in the next 16 years, we will be screwed!

    • May 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      It would be so nice, an understatement, if we could just once in a while get positive objective reporting from our news media on an event like this, straight reporting without always looking to add the negative slant, supportive of our American president and the efforts he is making to bring this war to a wise, sensible conclusion——and all he is doing domestically to try to right the ship— and on the world stage.

  21. 54 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    And can we please get Dylan Ratfucker off of MSNBC? The Scar should be sufficient for the token conservative.

  22. 59 sherijr
    May 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Oh bloody heck I missed it too 😦

  23. 60 Me4obama
    May 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    When he said some of their buddies might die, I lost it. Tears, Tears. Thanks to all who served our country. The war is ending.

  24. 61 Linda
    May 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON — For veterans of John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, the past week of debate over the fairness of making political attacks out of national security issues has brought about a bit of nostalgia and, in many cases, the chance to sit back and smirk.

    The Massachusetts senator was famously submarined by attacks over his own personal service and his capacity to handle modern terrorist threats. At the time, aides to Kerry cried foul, arguing that former President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign and allied groups were playing on people’s fears for electoral gains. With the shoe now firmly on the other foot — and Republicans griping over an Obama campaign web ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have approved the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — the collective response from the Kerry crowd is something akin to: “tough shit.”


    • 62 yardarm756
      May 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      I’d say the dems know how to “Swift Boat” a bit only they use the truth to do it. I’m lovin’ it. In your faces rethugs!

      • 63 L3
        May 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Did anyone see Hastings on Bashir suggest that some conservative former Seals might swiftboat PBO the way former military swiftboated Kerry? I caught the end of his comments so I’m not sure if he said this was going to happen or if he was just speculating.

  25. 67 aquagranny911
    May 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I love my President! I’m crying. My nephew did two deployments to Afghanistan. I don’t have any more words.

  26. 73 Suzette
    May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I just read this article from msnbs.com

    Advance report of Obama’s Afghanistan trip raises new security concerns http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/01/11489143-advance-report-of-obamas-afghanistan-trip-raises-new-security-concerns?lite

    I am always worried when I hear of the President visiting countries such as Afghanistan or Iraq. Now you would think these reporters who reported the President’s arrival before time would know better and you have to wonder about their motive sometimes.

  27. 74 Liberal Librarian
    May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    THIS, from the BBC:

    The agreement is a first, symbolic step towards setting out a long-term relationship, says the BBC’s Paul Adams in Washington.

    It is designed to reassure the people of Afghanistan that they are not about to be abandoned when Nato ends its operations there in 18 months.

    It is also meant to send a signal to the Taliban that it cannot simply expect to take over again when the Americans leave, our correspondent adds.

    That’s right. We’re not going to abandon the Afghans, like Bush I did after the Soviet pullout. God, Obama will be spoken in the same breath as Lincoln and FDR once the histories are written.

    • 75 kasai
      May 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Amen LL…….Amen

    • May 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      There is the correct perspective—–something you won’t hear from Chuckie T and the boys.

      • 77 Liberal Librarian
        May 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        The fact of the matter is, Afghanistan has been hard done by by the rest of the world since 1979. It was a pawn between 2 superpowers, then abandoned once the game was over. It was left to fester, and US policy—under both Bush I and Clinton and Bush II—led directly to 9/11. Then Bush II bombed whatever was left to bomb, declared victory, and turned to the neocon wet dream of Iraq. The world OWES Afghanistan, if only out of self-interest.

  28. 78 kasai
    May 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Wow!!!…tearing up…WE have the greatest leader ever:-) I love President Barack Obama….

    O/t:Romney foreign policy spokesman resigns…LOL


  29. 81 carolyn
    May 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Chips…..will you be able to post the video of his speechto the troops soon? I got in on the last half, but missed the beginning. What I heard from Chris Matthews was amazing…..he said it was the equivalent of Henry V’s famous Agincourt speech in the play…..Even Gloria Borger on CNN said it was just perfect! He is indeed our Commander in Chief, in a way few others have been.

  30. 85 carolyn
    May 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm


  31. 86 Tally
    May 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  32. 87 Me4obama
    May 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    The GOP are now realizing what they have in a Romney nominee. A guy who can’t articulate any policy he has to depend on McCain to rescue him on foreign policy.

  33. 92 collegekay
    May 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Mittbot is downplaying criticism of the President… now saying he would’ve done the same thing and PBO deserves credit.


    • 93 Liberal Librarian
      May 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Too late, Willard. Facing off against Newt and Rantorum is NOT the same as facing off against Barack Hussein Obama. Own it, schmuck.

    • 94 Pamela
      May 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Shaky, shaky, myth, you nincompoop. You are already over.

    • 95 susanne
      May 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      gee, next thing we’ll see is mitt endorsing pbo for president! then just shake that etch a sketch, and back to severely conservative. poor guy, he really doesn’t have any solid ground to claim at this point.

  34. 96 collegekay
    May 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    PBO has an 8 point lead in VA according to the new poll-

  35. 97 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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

    And, to repeat myself 🙂


  36. May 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    When CNN reports on Foreign policy, they have the most on the ground reporters!

  37. 101 phoenixriz
    May 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I believe that Our CIC is the bravest, smartest leader we have ever had. He is one of a kind. I don’t think anyone will every replace his remarkable place in history. He has won back the hearts of the military. He is genuine and compassionate. May the Light of all that is good surround him always and protect him forever. I pray that historians speak truth in the books published in years to come. Barb

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