May 2, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Pueblo Chieftain "Analysis: Obama has 2 narratives on Afghanistan"

" (AP) — In President Barack Obama's twin narratives, the United States is both leaving Afghanistan and staying there.

The different messages are meant for different audiences, one at home and one away. As Obama's brief, symbolic visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday made clear, the more important audience is American voters fed up with a war that will be in its 12th year on Election Day this fall.

The president flew in secret to sign a long-awaited security compact with Afghanistan. It was after midnight in Kabul when the signing took place, and 4 a.m. there when Obama addressed
Americans in a specially arranged 7:30 p.m. EDT speech on network television. By the time most Afghans woke up, Obama was gone....."  (Read more?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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