BREAKING: Obama speaks to troops in Afghanistan
May 1st, 2012
05:20 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Obama speaks to troops in Afghanistan

(CNN) - Speaking at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama thanked troops for their service and said America is safe because of their sacrifice.

"I could not be prouder of you," Obama said. "There's a light on the horizon because of the sacrifices you've made."


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  1. Marie MD

    Mr. President we are proud of you and our troops. Time to bring them home. Safe trip back.

    May 1, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – watching it live brings tears no matter who the president is that visits troops; kudos to all who has done this in the past and kudos to President Obama!!!

    Drip, drip – tears falling :-)

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    May 1, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. Omar Dice

    So the President:

    - Gets Bin Laden
    – Gets out of Iraq
    – Signs an agreement to get out of Afghanistan
    – Helps allies end the tyranny in Libya

    ...and R's still complain that he isn't doing enough...

    Nothing like ending two wars and getting the bad guy. Kudos Mr. President!

    May 1, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. Wvazoe

    I love our president and the troops that sacrifice for us.

    May 1, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. fernace

    I'm glad he's doing his presidential duties, spreading pride & hope to the truly amazing young men & women who Choose to risk their lives for us! Even in the midst of the barrage of negativity coming from the GOTP, president Obama stays true to his message of inclusiveness & the importance of the efforts of the 99%! Because we are everywhere anything is happening & there's work to be done! We helped to build the democratic system where the efforts of all are important:the doctor, the nurse, the general, the soldier! The New What-the-Heck-are-They-Doing Republican Party is giving us a candidate who must be having an ongoing debate w/himself, since he changes position every day! They want to give us a budget that reads like a bad legal contract I once saw! Essentially, They get Everything, you get nothing, but they'll own you for 4 years, sign on the dotted line (preferably in blood)! We can't possibly be so blinded by loyalty to a party that we support what is against our interests, can we??

    May 1, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Sandra

    Mr. President, I couldn't have said it better myself. thanks to all the troops that have given so much. We can never appreciate your sacrifice enough.

    May 1, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  7. kayla

    THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT

    May 1, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Republicans might as well hang it up for 2012 , Dem landslide coming, he's got my vote,all DEMS !!!!!!!!

    May 1, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  9. Hammerer

    I am ashamed of Obama!

    May 1, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |