Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited

Earlier today Barack Obama posed for photos before he gave his speech tonight.

U.S. President Barack Obama salutes troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 2, 2012. Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Two months ago during a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent.

Tonight Barack Obama gave a speech at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
US soldiers were not allowed.

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  • mg4us

    What kind of Commander-in-Chief does not allow the troops to come listen?

    Answer: A Liar-in-THief fraud who makes a campaign speech!

    Obama does not respect the soldiers so why should they respect him. . .

  • bg


    Obama’s Bible/Quran/Tanakh/Etcetera

    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the
    very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the
    first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and
    did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer”

    “One World”


  • Emilie Green

    Methinks that this POS who masquerades as the US president and his crew know that the armed forces are NOT behind this guy, but that they desperately want the optics of posing this POS in military settings.

    What has me really worried? Some people might actually buy all of the charade that is this guy.

  • Jim

    I’m watching O’s speech now. It is me or does it look like there’s something kind fake about O’s backdrop. Kind of like that it’s on a ‘Green screen’ sorta like what weathermen stand in front of when forecasting the weather.

    Anyway, horrible speech. It’s the same cowardly cutting out that the US did in Vietnam.

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  • bg
  • Redwine

    mg4us @1 – “What kind of Commander-in-Chief does not allow the troops to come listen?”

    The kind who is despised by the military he is actively destroying.

  • DomesticGoddess

    Smiling, applauding soldiers will be photoshopped in later.

  • kayfromcarroll

    Who in the H*LL was he TALKING TO????

  • dean sprague
  • Ann Ominous
  • Coasta

    This is insane! He gets to jet set all over the world BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS that he will not allow to stand in front of him. How many times are we going to let this ________ smack us all in the face?

  • Unbelievable this man flys AFI all the way to Afghanistan all for photo op and another campaign speech…..

  • paul52

    I believed that it was firm American policy NOT to negotiate with terrorists. Yet, Barry sez we are negotiating with the Taliban re. reconciliation. What gives? At least his audience was polite… oh, wait… what audience?

  • forest

    I think this was a very last minute thing as a result of some bad internal polling and focus grouping.

  • Barry S

    Maybe no “soldiers” (vs Grunts, Jarheads, Squids, AF, Coasties) wanted to come?

  • Practical Jane

    It’s Obama’s hubris.
    Flyover Country is not supposed to be intelligent enough to add 2+2.

  • Peggy R

    Was he saluting that machinery?

    Maybe he actually knows that he’d be accused of using the soldiers in this campaign speech so he didn’t invite them. Alas, it would be amazing if this man had some scruples…

  • Texas_Treeroach

    The President shares a personal and historic moment with the governed.

    How disgusting and embarrassing for the governed.

    Can the governed have a real President again?
    I hope so. — This man is pathetic.

  • just-saying

    So, is Obummer saluting the machinery?

  • Toa

    In the photo above, it looks like he is looking off to the side and taking cues on how to stand at attention and salute. I wonder if the SEALs were uninvited as well…

    Mighty expensive photo op and self-aggrandizement there, Hussein…but then, we have come to expect that kind of “black trash” behavior from you.

  • sickofrinos

    The jet set president, about to implode.

  • aprilnovember811

    America looks very stupid for letting this man get away with this.

  • His saluting his telepromper there i suppose since the troops where not invited …….This is totally insane, flying all the way to Afghanistan to give another campaign speech and our troops are not invited, this shows the lack of respect this man has for our military, if Bush had done something like this the media would been all over this, like bees to honey.

  • Earthmover

    I’m sure the soldiers were glad they didn’t have to listen to him stammer!

  • Path

    I wouldn’t want to listen to him either but, US soldiers were not invited?? Those who have given their lives, their all, after all their families, their children have gone through without them home – the seals who made Obama look like he actually did something – they were not invited? I rest my case.

  • befuddled

    The 4 year itch he gets around election time to visit a war zone.

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  • Redlite

    Can you feel the love, brother Barry?
    Bush was loved and respected by the military. The boy wonder didn’t want to risk getting booed at. Not that they would ever do such a thing publiclly.
    I would guess that he is getting used to speaking to an empty audience so why bother to invite anyone.
    This whole trip is nothing more than political grandstading. The agreement could have been faxed to Washinton.

  • tommy mc donnell

    another story the democratic party-media complex won’t cover.

  • bigkahuna

    Hey its amazing how this Turd in Chief keeps making one idiotic decision after another. Its awesome and makes kicking his @ss in Nov that much easier.

    Keep it up Barry the teleprompter reader

  • Patty

    Why does President Obama take so much credit for killing Bin Laden?


  • Hugh

    That picture of O saluting is so vomit inducing. He isn’t fit to be able to salute anyone. Gross.

  • Militant Conservative

    Nice to see Obama has finally

    Learned respect is earned not

    Given. He’s a douche bag

    searching for relevance. His

    OBL assassination has earned

    him nothing. He’s the little

    brown chipmunk in the


    Powder is dry

  • Skandia Recluse

    Are we SURE he was REALLY in Kabul? The media can do amazing things with digital effects now a days. We know Obama lies, we know the media …..uh….sometimes…..uh, get’s the wrong story, so perhaps the media just thought he was in Afghanistan because that’s what the White House press office seemed to say.

  • Hugh

    Also–quite ominous that soldiers not invited. Perhaps the faux saluter in chief is loathe to face those who, most likely, don’t have high regard for him . . . especially 6 months from the election. I am sure the contrast of troops sitting in silence with stony faces versus the smiling, cheering camaraderie of past Bush visits would be quite stark.

  • bigkahuna

    I’m curious did president o big ears fly there on algae ..for his two hour campaign visit then fly back home ? not very green of that weiner

  • John H Dorge

    Again – I feel like you all are starting to slide into a world of sheer delusion and fantasy. Obama spoke to/in front of the troops about four hours prior to this speech.

  • sablegsd

    I hate him. I won’t even listen to him speak, because he enrages me.
    I will pray about it, but he really pisses me off.

  • Multitude

    OMG. The salute is totally:

    “Reporting for Duty!”

    John Kerry reincarnated, standing before an empty hanger and a teleprompter. What’s Marx’s line about first tragedy, then farce?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Earlier today Barack Obama posed for photos before he gave his speech tonight.

    What a disgusting little worm.

  • bg
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  • MVH

    Seriously. Obama’s speech to the troops reminds Chris Matthews of Richard V’s St. Crispan’s Day speech? Seriously?

    Richard led his troops in battle. Of course, Obama doesn’t have to do the same. However, his lack of humility as CIC leaves a lot to be desired.

    Matthews is not doing Obama any favors with his ridiculous comparisons. Greatness cannot be bestowed on someone, no matter how hard you want it to be so.

  • bg


    John H Dorge #38 May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    so, you have a picture?? a video?? anything?? Bueller??


  • bg


    Obama is making it very clear that he does not trust the Troops, as a
    matter of fact, i believe he’s paranoid, can’t says i blame him, he probably
    thinks they know as much about him as he has kept secret from US.. /s/


  • bg


    re: #45 May 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm bg

    re: John H Dorge #38 May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    never mind, found my own..

    May 1, 2012

    President Obama Speaks to Troops at Bagram Air Base


  • Simmdale

    This country is standing on a precipice and Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally change America” are destroying it.
    He must NOT be re-elected to a second term where he would rule like a tyrant in a second term misusing many executive order in hisactions.
    Everyone needs to read his book DREAMS FROM MY FATHER and research his religion which is BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY which he spent 20 years soaking in after having been raised as a MUSLIM when he was a boy.

    When you read that book and think what he SAYS in it fully… understand WHAT was indoctrineated for more than 20 years into his core thinking and beliefs… and HOW he was taught to think and the values he was taught as a boy…

    and, you have any brain or capability of thinking at all…





  • @justus4all

    my best friend is career USMC in Afghanistan for his 3rd tour and my father is a USMC War Veteran, and i have to say it is PATHETIC the way you all are trying to politicize nonsense about Obama in ways that are directed at making the troops feel unwanted by the Commander in Chief. I assure you, MANY Military personal like and have voted for Obama, and even the ones that don’t don’t need you idiots saying hurtful things intended to insinuate the president is disrespectful of them.

    Again, Pathetic …

  • bg


    re: #47 May 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm bg

    why are so many not eyeballing him so to speak??

    were they given orders not to stare or what?? /s/

    btw, don’t think he convinced them that “he loves them”..

    gah!! never heard such desperate campaign
    lines (sounds more like he’s at build a bear)..

    he also looks a heck of a lot closer than he actually is..



  • bg


    @justus4all #49 May 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    when even foreigners can see what he’s doing right under our
    noses, yet so many of US cannot, yes, it’s truly pathetic.. 🙁


  • Lucia826

    This clown makes me want to puke…he respects nothing of real value.

  • Orangeblossom Sandybanks

    #15 May 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    forest commented:

    “I think this was a very last minute thing as a result of some bad internal polling and focus grouping.”

    The trip or the photograph? One report I read said that this trip was planned three months ago, before all the criticism began to rain down on him about politicizing bin Laden’s death. Couldn’t very well be cancelled without major loss of face, especially since Karzai did not invite him, Preezy invited himself.

    The photograph should silence Dukakis’s critics forever. This stooge standing in front of machines of war in his dress shirt and tie looks like a third-grader about to recite his little poem.

    Heaven help us.

    We are watching President Pantload disintegrate before our very eyes. What surprises me most is that his handlers are so ineffective in controlling this imbecile. Are they buying exploding cigars by the case?

  • @justus4all

    bg #51, what is that a fortune cookie?

    anyone saying ANYTHING that can be viewed by a soldier and be taken to hurt their feelings is PATHETIC. PERIOD…

  • bg


    @justus4all #49 May 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm


    one need not hate the man to hate what he does, nor his policies..

    i detest just about everything he has done and continues to do because
    he constantly lowers America’s standing via raising our enemies, hell=O??


  • @justus4all

    btw BG “Bueller” this was today in Afghanistan…



  • @justus4all

    everyone commenting on this thread is an idiot as is the guy that wrote this “Article”. Obama spoke to the troops TODAY in Afghanistan…


  • bg


    @justus4all #54 May 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    hmmm, if that’s your question, then there’s no sense in my asking you
    one back, never mind answering it.. but please, don’t let me stop you
    from having another one, i love seeing imaginary highs in writing.. /s/


  • bg


    @justus4all #56 May 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    NEXT HUH, that you daryl?? 😆


  • @justus4all

    that’s what i thought buffoon. you speak in wanna be proverbs and you ask for a pic proving obama spoke to the troops, and i give you a video but rather than admit you’re wrong you softly say another rhetorical verse…

    i bet you dodged the draft or didn’t enlist… either way, spoken like a true “patriot” who comments on soldiers at war …

  • bg


    @justus4all #60 May 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    nah, it’s the gonna go round in circles Time Waster..

    although, it could also be daryl.. 😆

    well, whoever you are, kifaya..


  • jony101

    I didnt expect anything less from barry and he didnt disappoint me. They should just have flown the teleprompter out there and let it give the speech, same thing.

  • bg


    re: @justus4all #60 May 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    [[#38 May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    John H Dorge commented:

    Again – I feel like you all are starting to slide into a world of sheer delusion and fantasy. Obama spoke to/in front of the troops about four hours prior to this speech.


    #45 May 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    bg commented:

    John H Dorge #38 May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    so, you have a picture?? a video?? anything?? Bueller??


    your comprehension skills still suck big time..

    and i dare you to point to one post of mine that states
    anything about Obama’s staged event before the above..

    carry on..


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  • Dien Cai Dau

    It would be such a travesty if some afghan had thrown a shoe at Obama bin Lying (with a grenade tucked inside).

  • John H Dorge


    Can I just mention how inherently ridiculous it is that you mock me for not providing documentation, when Jim Hoft is posting this nonsense without any proof, notes, or sources.

    I’m glad you hold a random commenter to higher standards than the guy who runs the blog.

  • Militant Conservative


    Obama won’t put his hand over his heart during the national anthem. He is saluting no one for the arrogant prick respects no one. This is a known fact with
    pictures of proof. Obama is
    One black ass mistake America.

  • ilikai

    I wouldn’t want to get up in the middle of the night to be audience for the Liar-in-Chief. Glad the troops got to stay in bed.

  • mg4us

    from free republic…….

    Here is the text of Obama’s campaign speech from Kabul with additional points highlighted. . .


    Here are some highlights the MSM won’t show you or talk about. . .

    This outpost is more than seven thousand miles from home, (see I came a long way for this campaign stop, what a sacrifice I made, further than the 57th state, and all that fuel spent on Air force One)
    but for over a decade it has been close to our hearts. (except the time I and my fellow DemocRATs fought Bush tooth & nail over this, obstructing his every turn, withholding funding)

    Because here, in Afghanistan, more than half a million of our sons and daughters have sacrificed to protect our country. (Let me be clear, more of our sons and daughters died in my 3 1/2 years than in Bush’s 8 years, see what happens when I change the ROE and prematurely withdraw troops while signaling to the Taliban we are cutting and running)


    But first, let us remember why we came here. It was here, in Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden established a safe-haven for his terrorist organization. (and where I as Senator and my fellow leftist DemocRATs fought Bush every step of the way not to be here)

    It was here, in Afghanistan, where al Qaeda brought new recruits, trained them, and plotted acts of terror. It was here, from within these borders, that al Qaeda launched the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children. (Or as My mentor and spiritual Advisor Jeremiah Wright likes to say: “America’s Chickens have come home to roost!”)

    And so, ten years ago, the United States and our allies went to war to make sure that al Qaeda could never again use this country to launch attacks against us. (that’s right, now with my support, they can use Egypt or Iran which has much more native radicals and is closer to home. . .and soon Iran will have the BOMB)


    The answer is clear: our goal is not to build a country in America’s image ( a country I constantly need to apologize for, a country where my sweet Big Mama Moochle was only proud for the first time when I got on the ballot despite all those years of affirmative action to get me to Columbia & Harvard, A country of bitter clingers whose silly Constitution prevents me and my czars from doing what I want)


    Anyway you get the point, he wants to build a country where women and girls are fourth class citizens (goats have more rights!), where burka babes are the fashion du jour and where radical rule according to the religion of PIECE. . .

  • Militant Conservative


    Obama refuses to put his hand on his heart for the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem. Save it fake soldier, real American servicemen know this for what it is. Passive aggressive anti American behavior.
    Respect is earned not given.
    This is why Obama is in free fall for the November elections. Fake soldier.
    Powder is dry

  • Hangtown Bob

    As a former U.S.Coast Guard officer, I can tell you that zerO’s salute is about as crappy as I’ve ever seen. He would never survive Basic Training with that sloppy wimpy move.

    And, by the way, WHO THE HELL IS HE SALUTING?

  • bobdog

    He was in Kabul to tell the troops how proud he was for their sacrifice.

    Except they weren’t invited.

    Nice salute to the truck, though.

  • valerie

    #57 May 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    @justus4all commented:

    Oh, for God’s sake. BO got caught, and you can’t change it. The whole point of this trip was the speech without the audience. Why would that be?

  • Kissmygrits

    Since this was a campaign speech, is OFA going to pay for all that jet fuel for AF1? Boehner told Zero he should pony up and repay the taxpayers. I won’t hold my breath.

  • sandy

    This would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic. There’s Obama standing in what looks like a big garage in his best nip and tucker thanking soldiers who were not invited to be there. For this he traveled thousands of miles? This is seriously nuts.

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  • sandy

    Dukakis and the Tank come to mind. There’s always that loser moment that you can point to and say this is when it became clear Obama was toast.

  • justathought

    remember this fool called the West Point grads the enemys camp

  • #49 @justus4all

    Really? REALLY? Are you kidding me?????????

  • bg


    John H Dorge #66 May 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    that’s because they were obviously separate events..


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