Figures. Obama Flees to Afghanistan Before Dismal Jobs Report …Update: Talks to Karzai By Phone
Obama skipped town before the devastating news broke this morning.
Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
U.S. President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One as he arrives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, December 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Jim Young)
One year and two days after President Obama appeared before an audience at West Point and told the nation he was sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, he has come to meet with troops in the war-torn country for his second visit as commander-in-chief — where he is being greeted by bad weather and storms of an altogether different kind.
The rough winds and dark clouds could symbolize the challenges the president and his team face here, as the war — now in its 10th year — risks being undermined by a corrupt government, a strong insurgency, leaks of classified cables, waning public support and shifting political winds.
it doesn’t look like things are any better over there.
UPDATE: Obama flew 7,000 miles to talk to Karzai by phone.
UPDATE: Another blow to his highness…
Barack Obama’s deficit commission failed to win the required supermajority required by its mandate.