Tag: Afghanistan

Enemies for deserters: a botched swap

bergdahl

Now! They had to do it now! The administration couldn’t waste time.

Laws?

THERE’S NO TIME TO FOLLOW LAWS! This hero is dying! He’s too sick, he must be released NOW!

Negotiating with terrorists? We’re not negotiating with terrorists, we don’t even have time to think about what that means, we have to release him now! He’s a hero! He’s an American patriot.

President’s surprise trip to Afghanistan: how Twitter almost blew his cover


I originally read about this on Mashable

Usually when the president travels somewhere, the trip is known about in advance and his arrival is highly anticipated. Even when the president travels overseas, these visits are typically public knowledge. Today, President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Navy SEALS killing Osama bin Laden.

A journalist in Afghanistan reported having seen Air Force One and took to twitter. Soon, American journalists caught wind of this and started reporting of the unannounced visit. As Mashale noted, Josh Hirsch from Huffington Post was the first: