President Obama visited Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to thank our troops for their service this Memorial Day: http://t.co/PQ5Ah7bZ49
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 25, 2014
@WhiteHouse Excuse me? Mr. Obama made trip attempting 2 look good 2 US Veterans during news of another Administration FAILURE No shame!
— J. A. Hughman, II (@JAhuman2) May 25, 2014
— O.A.P. (@Ostrodamus) May 25, 2014
@hhstull I guess. Just was thinking when talking to them the focus culd be on them. I know crazy huh ;)
— Red Pickle (@redsoutrage) May 25, 2014
@redsoutrage This psychotic individual is incapable of focusing anywhere else.
— Holly (@hhstull) May 25, 2014
— Michael Winters (@mblairwinters) May 25, 2014
Yes, Yes! Afghanistan Air Force Prepared (after twelve short years):
— NATO (@NATO) May 26, 2014
— Randy Diller (@RandyDiller) May 26, 2014
And from the ever-sunny ISAF on Twitter:
“It’s a sunny 75 degrees here in downtown Kabul. Can’t beat springtime in Afghanistan”
But oh, the poor Commander-in-Chief; his White House staffers seem to have made a bit of a boo-boo:
From the WaPO: ‘White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan’:
‘The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.’
The officer’s name was included on list of officials meeting with President Obama during his Afghanistan visit.
The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.’