BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama slipped unannounced into dangerous Afghanistan on Friday, one year after widening an ever deadlier war and just days before a pivotal review about the 9-year-plus conflict. Plans for a face-to-face meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai were scrapped at the last minute.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Employment barely grew in November and the jobless rate unexpectedly hit a seven-month high, hardening views the Federal Reserve would stick to its $600 billion plan to shore up the fragile recovery.
I’m all for Presidents visiting the troops but I have to wonder when exactly this President will be in his office doing some work. Just wondering. Yes I know Air Force One has all he needs but it sure seems he’s traveling a lot. Of course with the current economic numbers coming out today and unemployment at 9.8% it might be a little more enjoyable in Bagram.
Oh and he’s not even meeting the Afghanistan President. The excuse, rough weather. Wow.
I’ll have more to come on Afghanistan and Wilileaks soon.
Afghan trip: Obama visits troops, phones Karzai (The Gazette.com)
Jobless Rate Jumps (altogether now) ‘Unexpectedly’ (hotair.com)