(CNN) - Bobby Ghosh, Senior Editor Time Magazine, tells CNN's Kiran Chetry the president should have visited Afghanistan before he went to Iraq.
Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah......Does President Obama puts his shoes on wrong also? Give it a rest.
oh good grief.
Pres Obama can visit who he wishes.
Since his first overseas trip was a total disaster, did not accomplish anything and inspired North Korea to launch a missle further degrading our national security and all he did was apologize for America acting in its best interest, he needed something to show the Obamamanics at home (plus I am sure George Soros told him to go).
Afghanistan is not as secure as Iraq for the President to visit and Iraq isn't exactly club med. He not only visited the troops, but asked them questions and gave them answers and LET THEM ask questions directly... it's called having a 2 sided conversation, something Bush never understood or attempted. This overseas trip was absolutely a success on all counts despite with the right wing nut jobs think – it's basically KILLING them and their pull in the media to see him succeed against all odds still. If you're not inspired by the President, it's simply because you refuse to be.
Those are called Grudges where I come from. Or sour grapes if you will.
ALL OF YOU B.O. SUPPORTERS who have actually been in the military and faced the enemy face to face hold up your hands. If you recall the military presidential polls were overwhelmihgly in favor of GEORGE W. BUSH. There is a reason for that. They don't need smooth lines and a phony smile to feel that they and their mission is important enough to get the best equipment and total support of THEIR Commander in Chief. I'm sure that his intended Department of Defense budget cuts ARE NOT fodder for his public relations motivated speeches.
Bobby Ghosh clearly has nothing of substance to say regarding President Obama’s first historical trip as President, so he critics President Obama's itinerary. Ask a dozen educated informed people on this subject and you will likely get a dozen different very subjective options all will be “Blha.. Blha.. Bhla”.
Not worth the time and space given to this particular opinion by Bobby who..
If President Obama stood up he would be crittcized because he should of sat down. If he inhales he is criticized because he should of exhaled first. Shut up already, the man is doing his job. Let him do his job , he has a lot of work to do to fix all the damage of 8 years of bush mis-rule.
Kiran: I think that Bobby should let the President do his thing. He is doing a great job. All those sore loosers are seeing every word and every move he makes in order to criticize. They make me sick.
Miserable people will find anything to complain about!
The people on this blog who agree with Mr. Ghosh are the type to frown on Saturday becasue Monday is around the corner!
Whatever. I guess Time magazine is having subscription problems. For what you charge for that little rag with so little news and too many adverts, you should be considering another career. Just don't go into politics Bobby.
Perhaps Obama visit was related to diplomatic relationships and other needs. Remember Sen. Brownback has a 'hold' on Ambassador Hill's nomination leaving a heavy burden on the Military to act as DoS since the Iraq 'Vatican' is currently without 'the man in Baghdad'.
Besides more troops are concentrated in Baghdad than Kabul.
Oh my, Ghosh, this dog just doesn't hunt. Maybe Ghosh's analysis should focus on the John Bolton lover Brownback and his reason of the week for stalling the Hill nomination.
No matter where President Obama visited there will be those who say it was the wrong country.
Pundts and reporters are so full of themselves as they try to outdo each other for ratings.
I don't know this yahoo Ghosh, or whatever his name is, but I highly doubt he is knowledgeable enough to tell Americans what is appropriate or not.
Bobby Ghosh is an ass.
Who gives a fu ck what he thinks.
@ Slider, who said "When are folks of your political stripe going to learn that if you voluntarily fall on your knees in front of your enemy, that your enemy will do their best to make sure you stay there?"
I take it you think we should've learned from the GOP's mistakes during the 2008 campaign, i.e., picking Palin, waxing racist and inciting McCarthyism? Because I'll tell ya, THAT was falling to one's knees before one's enemy...and the GOP is still there on its knees to this day.
The GOP has to say something negative or else we would simply forget that they exist. They have no clue how to correct their mistakes. Let them whine. The more they do, the farther away from the White House they'll be.
Of course it was.
If he had not have gone, people would be critizing him for not paying attention to the troops.
@ Robin, who said "Funny how many Liberals are free with what was said about Bush. It's called Freedom of Speech. We are not a Muslim country yet."
A. Learn to spot sarcasm.
B. I can spot your racism.
Blah,Blah,Blah....Does Presidenet Obama put his shoes on the wrong way too? Vice President Biden is at Fort Bragg today to welcome home th XVIII Airborne Division from Iraq. Where is that story CNN?
Who is this man!!! Go back to Bagdad!! We've lost over 4,000 troops in Iraq - I'm glad he did go to Iraq. Most likely some of those troops will be going to Afghanistan. I am so sick of these people talking about what Obama should of , could of done. A bunch of talking heads that is all. President Obama is doing a fantastic job and the citizens of America know this. Don't listen to those whiny naysayer's rhetoric. President Obama did a wonderful job in Europe - better than any past President I must say so myself. So petty aren't they!!!
This guy must be a Rethuglican. Obama just cannot do anything right with you guys, can he? If he had gone to Afghanistan, you would have said he did the wrong thing and should have gone to Iraq. You live for controversy, you get paid for controversy. That's how you earn your salary, just keep stirring the crap till it stinks!
The Troops in Iraq seemed so thrilled to see Obama and they love him, too. Of course, the neo-con Rethugs will say "the troops were hand-picked to cheer and embrace him". Of course, now not only is the MSM in the tank for Obama, but the military brass must be "in the tank" for him!! That must be the only explanation, right???
President Obama, did a good job by go to see the troop!! He will makes the changes in this country.
Scheduling the President doesn't seem to be in the job description or competence of the media.
I agree with Chipster about Obama visiting Iraq. A President should visit troops....any where, any time. Why does it matter if it was Afghanistan first or Iraq? And, I imagine that if he had visited Iraq first, then some nit-picky people would find fault with that, too.
Obama is doing a fine job, particularly in view of what he "inherited" from the last administration!!