Surprise, I’m in Afghanistan! (Obama, that is)

President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to announce a new strategic agreement with the government and to meet with the troops.  Read the transcript of his speech to the American people from Bagram Air Base.  Today there are 90,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan, almost three times the number when Obama took office three years ago.  The American president pledges that the U.S. will hand over security to Afghan forces in 2014.  Is this a campaign stop or just the president doing his commander-in-chief duties?  Perhaps both.

And what is significant about the 2nd of May?


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