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Obama in Afghanistan. . .

July 21, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday as part of his week-long foreign tour.

Following their meeting, Obama told CBS News, “There’s starting to be a growing consensus that it’s time for us to withdraw some of our combat troops out of Iraq, deploy them here in Afghanistan, and I think we have to seize that opportunity. Now is the time for us to do it. I think the situation is getting urgent enough that we have got to start doing something now.”

Earlier Sunday, Obama also met and praised U.S. troops over breakfast at a heavily fortified base in the capital, Kabul.

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  1. eliana permalink
    July 21, 2008 11:30 am

    Assuming that your Afghanistan memories are just as hazy as ours, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a little refresher course on America’s “other war” that was pushed out of the headlines by our quest for cheap oil to liberate the Iraqi people: http://www.236.com/news/2008/07/20/remember_afghanistana_walk_dow_1_7820.php

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