Tag: George W. Bush

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:

Where I was on 9/11


photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. Julien Menichini

This week, so much has been written about 9/11. So many documentaries and television specials have aired. I haven’t really watched any of it, nor have I read the articles. It’s not that I don’t care about what happened a decade ago. I care a great deal. Like all other Americans who remember that day, September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on me. But I don’t need a documentary to remember what happened. It’s a day about which I constantly think.