116 Responses to “President Obama in Afghanistan”


  1. May 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

  2. May 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

  3. 22 Nena20409
    May 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Au for Doc Bobfr.

    Congrats.

  4. May 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    How cool is Brad Paisley …. taking selfies with various folks phones :)

  5. 30 Nena20409
    May 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    It looks like Ukraine has a clear winner.
    ;) Very glad to know that exit polls are very much a reliable tested way of collecting data. 2004 in US made a mockery of known data gathering electoral results.

  6. 31 donna dem 4 obama
    May 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    • 32 HZ
      May 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Amen, Donna. Thank you also for helping all of us to make that possible. Hug the beautiful twins for me, please. HZ

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Donna – I know you didn’t mean all of the actual lyrics in this song with your #BetterThanAllTheRest – but what the heck!

  7. May 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    YOU KNOW IT!

  8. 41 anniebella
    May 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I remember that song of the Boss from 2012 election.

    • 42 Vicki
      May 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      They usually play “Land of Hope and Dreams” at every public appearance. Mostly as The President is shaking hands and leaving.
      It is very inspiring and on-message for PBO.

  9. 43 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Chips <3
    You never leave us behind on PBO travels

  10. 47 africa
    May 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I truly love President Obama.

  11. 48 sherijr
    May 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I’m in for a break,… only to find our President is going to speak, extended break for me! Thank you Mr. President :) :)

  12. May 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  13. 50 CEB
    May 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Okay, I am here; was lost on the previous thread.

  14. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Brad Paisley asks, “Anybody homesick?” Yes, I’d imagine all of them. Address it and let ‘em know we’re with them! Go, Brad!

  15. 52 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Oh here he is!!!!

  16. 53 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    He’s making me cry.

    I love and admire President Barack H. Obama

  17. May 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  18. 55 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I bet the Girl Scout organization will find a way to ship more cookies to the troups

  19. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    “Hire a Vet!” — President Obama

  20. 62 sherijr
    May 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    and he’ll do it too, shake every single hand.

    Strong stuff in that speech, telling these young soldiers of their legacy.. that is very important. I love this man, this President.

  21. May 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    He’s going to shake every person’s hand!!!!

    “I’m going to shake all your hands but I may not be able to do a selfie with all of you” :D :D :D

  22. 64 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Shake every hand.

  23. 65 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I JUST FINISHED WATCHING PBO….HEARTWARMING AND YOU HAD BETTER BELIEVE HIS HEART WILL GO WITH EVERY HANDSAKE! BEAUTIFUL INDEED!

    • 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      THAT’S HANDSHAKE! PRAYING FOR A SAFE TRIP HOME FOR EVERYONE! THIS MEANT SO MUCH TO THESE SOLDIERS!

  24. 67 Vicki
    May 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    POTUS says he still has hopes of signing an agreement with the newly elected President of Afghanistan after the June electons to keep US troops in Afghanistan after the so-far agreed upon withdrawal date of December, 2014.

  25. 68 Cindy
    May 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Okay, I am a water bag.

    Over here if you need tissues……………

  26. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  27. 70 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  28. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    President Obama’s goodness with the troops wipes me out! I love him and all of those young shiny faces in uniform, men and women, standing before him! And some in the crowd with older faces, as well, of course.

    God bless the United States of America.

  29. May 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Sunday Question:

    Q: What is the best way to get John “I-appear-on-every-Sunday-morning-talking-head-show-that-will-have-me” McCain to gnash his teeth?

    A: Have President Obama visit Afghanistan on Memorial Day with Brad Paisley in tow.

    Note to historians… see 2014.

    Clink. >-I

    LOVE IT! LOL.

  30. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  31. May 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Well, this is wonderful news to wake up to.

    Good West Coast morning, TODers!

  32. 76 GGAIL
    May 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    The troups are getting a wonderful treat. He’s still shaking hands and being treated to that awesome smile

    • 77 purpleshoesla
      May 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      It’s fantastic and amazing isn’t GGail. I’m watching it live on WH.GOV and he’s taking his 3rd lap around the crowd. He wants to shake every enlisted person’s hand and they want to shake his. What an enthusiam gap!! /snark

      • 78 purpleshoesla
        May 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        Awwww. They cut the feed and he was STILL shaking hands with the troops. I could watch it forever, just to see the interaction as he shakes hands. It’s also touching to see as one soldier shakes his hand, they step back to allow one of their fellow soldiers to step up and take their place so she/he can shake our illustrious Prez’s hand also I. LOVE. MY PRESIDENT!

      • 79 GGAIL
        May 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        Fantastic & amazing purpleshoes.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      He is totally genuine, Gail. Watching him steadily going from person to person shaking their hands, laughing, chatting …

      • 81 GGAIL
        May 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        Bob, my heart swells just watching him.
        What.A.President!

        Once again we’re all together here at TOD to witness an important moment in life.

      • 82 purpleshoesla
        May 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        OT but Bobfr, again thanks soooo much for posting about Alonzo King’s ballet company here at TOD awhile back. Never would have known about them if I hadn’t read what you posted here at TOD. Their performance was simply incredible last Saturday night down in San Diego… It was also heartening to see a very diverse group of young aspiring dancers in the audience equally spellbound by the dancers. :smile:

  33. 84 desertflower
    May 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    This is what respect looks like.

  34. 92 Cindy
    May 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I think this President created the hardest working “AGENTS”. I have to believe that they are thinking at times; does this man ever slow down?

    • 93 CEB
      May 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      The SS has really had to think and act out of the box to serve and protect the Obama family; a real family that lives real lives; a warm couple who believes in the power and the connection of touch. However, the SS serves joyfully. I have heard from people who would know that their details love them.

  35. 95 Nena20409
    May 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    R E S P E C T

    This POTUS shows it to all, the Troops, Us as Citizens and Congress who deserves none of it.

    Classy. Humility. Never Quitting. A true Energizer.

    May God Bless Pres Barack Hussein Obama and his family.

  36. May 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  37. 101 Cindy
    May 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    No imagination needed to see, and understand how and why, Michelle Robinson fell in love with Barack, and accepted his proposal to become, Mrs. Michelle Obama.

    Our BEUATIFUL 1st FAMILY ROCKS!

  38. 103 PrayerWarriorforObama
    May 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    A blessed Sunday to all of TOD family. I just returned from a church function and saw that PBO is in Afghanistan. May the angels of the living God protect him and bring him back safely to the USA.

  39. 104 Paulita
    May 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I have an Honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army reserves having fulfilled my military obligation from the middle of Carter’s admin. to almost end of Reagan’s; but if Pres. Obama was my commander-in-chief at the time I probably would have re-upped out of hope and pride.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you for your service, Paulita. Received mine from the USN during the Nixon administration. Feel the same way re: if it had been the Obama Administration!! :)

      • 106 Paulita
        May 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

        Thank you for your continued service Dr. Bob. I really believe that TOD does a valuable patriotic service to this country and the world, by being the first and best place for breaking news and commentary. And on a spiritual level, I believe that TOD is many faceted force for good.

  40. May 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Important the she has conceded …

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Also important to note, despite all the Russian propaganda about the dominance of the ultra-nationalist ‘Right Sector,’ that its candidate appears to have received 1 % or less of the vote, today.

  41. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Please don’t miss the image at the bottom right.

    • 110 Nena20409
      May 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      That particular one…..with the spirit of the son is heart-wrenching. I am shaking as I type and tears are just flowing from my eyes.

      Thank everyone of them for their dedication and service.

      May the Precious Lord continue to guide their beloved souls.

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        May 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

        With you on all of that, Nena.

        • May 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

          Reminds me of a display at the Smithsonian American history museum in DC that I saw when visiting in 1998 (can’t believe it was that long ago, LOL).

          It was a heartfelt letter of love and desperation to see soldier, from the young fiancee of a soldier serving in Vietnam. The envelope was marked “Return To Sender” because the soldier died before receiving it.

          Absolutely gut-wrenching (especially for us baby boomrs).

          • 113 jacquelineoboomer
            May 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm

            So touching and, as you wrote, gut-wrenching. Thank you for sharing that.

          • 114 jacquelineoboomer
            May 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            I did respond to this, but don’t see my response! Sorry! Appreciate your sharing the story of your visit, and the tragic letter.

  42. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm


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