March 28th, 2010
01:46 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama pledges continued U.S. support for Afghanistan

(CNN) - President Barack Obama pledged continued U.S. partnership with Afghanistan during a previously unannounced trip to the country Sunday.

In remarks after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama said he wanted to send a "strong message" that the partnership between the nations would continue.

Obama said he invited Karzai to Washington, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the planned date for that visit is May 12.

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  1. annie against biased news

    What was obama's threat to karzai? Or what was his bribe?

    March 28, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    President Obama has always cautiously watched where Karzai stands. This is something that I had always wanted to know but Bush never put Karzai to task.

    March 28, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Ed

    Karzai would love a nice long vacation in the US.

    March 28, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. jojomcgee

    Mr. Obama has lost the American people. So he has to leave the country to use the military, who by law must support him. as a backdrop of support. Many voted for him but he has stupaked them.

    March 28, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |