Here is the Obama Afghanistan speech video and transcript from Fri. Dec. 3, 2010. President Barack Obama delivered an address to the the troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise visit to the country.
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The surprise visit was announced on Fri. morning shortly after the President arrived in the country. During the trip he visited with wounded troops at the hospital and awarded Purple Heart medals. Bad weather prevented a helicopter flight to Kabul to meet in person with President Hamid Karzai. Gen. David H. Petraeus commander of U.S. and NATO forces introduced the President before the audience of approximately 4,000 troops gathered at a hangar at Bagram Air Field.
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