A wee tip of the hat to U.S. President Barack Obama, for pulling off his, ‘in your face, terrorist dudes’, visit to Afghanistan …on the anniversary of the Bin Laden hit!
Well done, Sir!
I can only imagine the mad scramble at bad guy HQ …” He’s where? Here? NOW!? …DOH!!!”
Under cover of darkness, Air Force One slipped into Bagram Air Field, the main U.S. base there, where the Prez caught a copter flight to Kabul for a meeting with his counterpart, (like, really!?) Afghan Grand Poobah, Ahmid Karzai.
The two signed an agreement that will broadly govern America’s role in that “garden” nation, beyond Uncle Sam’s combat role at the end of 2014.
Obviously, this was a gutsy move on the part of the President. While it may score him some points this election year, (his opponents will deem it a stunt) setting foot on enemy turf, no matter how well he’s protected, is always risky.
Kabul is anything but a safe zone, with on-going insurgent attacks …and then, there’s “Krazy Karzai.”
I assume this wasn’t a surprise visit …that Karzai knew Obama was coming … which, I also assume, was cause for a little concern.
Ahmid, you see, is NOT one of America’s BFF’s.
Last month, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defence, Leon Panetta …the following is a transcript, of a portion of that interview:
BLITZER: You trust Afghan president, Mr. Secretary, Hamid Karzai?
PANETTA: He – he is the leader of Afghanistan.
BLITZER: Do you trust him?
PANETTA: Well, I mean I – I’ve sat down with him. I talk with him. We talk pretty frankly with each other. And, you know, he is – he is the the leader and he is the person we have to deal with.
BLITZER: Does that mean you trust him?
PANETTA: Well, I mean, certainly, you know, you – you trust the leaders that you – you have to deal with. But you always kind of watch your back at the same time.
BLITZER: That doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement of the leader of Afghanistan.
PANETTA: Well, you know, it’s – it’s true for any leader we deal with. You know, you’re…
BLITZER: But this one has said awful things about the United States.
PANETTA: No, I understand. And, obviously, that’s been – that’s been a concern. But at the same time, we have had the ability to directly relate to him when it comes to some of the major issues that we’ve had to confront.
I think the answer the Secretary was trying to avoid, was …NO! WE CAN’T TRUST THAT A-HOLE, AS FAR AS WE CAN THROW HIM!!!
Unfortunately, we too, will continue our association with Karzai …and I’m sure Ottawa agrees …WE CAN’T TRUST THAT A-HOLE, AS FAR AS WE CAN THROW HIM!!!
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