Surprise! Barack Obama Is in Afghanistan


President Obama made his first trip to Afghanistan today, a surprise journey that brought him to the presidential palace in Kabul to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. According to General James Jones, Obama’s goal is to get Karzai to “understand that in his second term, there are certain things that have not been paid attention to, almost since day one.” Sounds like someone is getting a lecture. [NYT]