Wednesday, May 2, 2012

President Obama in Afghanistan: "It's time to renew America"

Yesterday President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with President Hamid Karzai and sign a strategic partnership agreement that will guide our future relationship with the country, and to speak about the return of our troops from Afghanistan.

In a televised address, the President talked about the progress U.S. troops have made in the last decade, and how the end of two wars will allow us to focus on a new set of national priorities:

As we emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home, it’s time to renew America -- an America where our children live free from fear and have the skills to claim their dreams. A united America of grit and resilience, where sunlight glistens off soaring new towers in downtown Manhattan, and we build our future as one people, as one nation.

Watch the President's full address to the nation.

Check out a special photo gallery of President Obama's visit:

Photo Gallery: The President's visit to Afghanistan

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