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AfPak brings all the boys to the yard

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Surprise! (PHOTO: REUTERS)

From The Beatles to US President Barack Obama, they’ve all hopped across to AfPak. US President Barack Obama arrived on a ‘surprise’ visit to Afghanistan last night, met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and addressed troops. I watched Obama’s speech and I wasn’t impressed at all.

This has all been done and said before. Its all well and good to say things like ‘we did not choose this war’ and ‘we’re here to get the job done’, but it doesn’t seem to be headed that way. If you’re propping a government that is wildly corrupt, it really isn’t going to end well.

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Written by Saba Imtiaz

March 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

Posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, US

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