May 2nd, 2012
01:47 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: What we didn’t hear from President Obama in Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) – It was good that President Obama went to Afghanistan to thank the U.S. men and women serving in the military under very dangerous circumstances. I could see on their faces at Bagram Air Base that they were thrilled to meet with the commander in chief.

Unfortunately, some of the nearly 90,000 American troops still in Afghanistan will be killed or severely wounded. Others will come back to the United States suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other long-term ailments. The costs of this war will continue long after all U.S. combat troops are out of Afghanistan at the end of 2014.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    mannycl

    Excellent article. Right to the point

    "Unfortunately, some of the nearly 90,000 American troops still in Afghanistan will be killed or severely wounded. Others will come back to the United States suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other long-term ailments. "
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    Did you know that that one sentence is basically a 100 words or less summary of Pres. Obama's speech that he gave to the troops?

    May 2, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. 1st

    Wolf, your still my dude.

    May 2, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Blowing issues out of proportion and being outraged about it is not becoming for responsible journalists. "

    Lucky for Blitzer and the rest of them that they're not journalists, eh? Otherwise, it wouldn't just be "unbecoming," it would be UNETHICAL. Cronkite would throw his own feces at these buffoons if he were still alive.

    "Most intelligent viewers just want to know the straight facts and can make up their own minds."

    Yeah, well, intelligent viewers are not the target audience anyway.

    May 2, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
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