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First Lady Arrives for Short Afghan Visit (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 01:35 AM
The first lady visits Afghanistan on Wednesday for a 5 hour visit. She been waiting to tell Afghanistan women that the American women stand with them. She is also meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and having dinner with US troops stationed at Bagram Air Base.
Laura Bush says she has been waiting a long time to tell the women of Afghanistan that American women stand with them.

The first lady arrived in the country for a five-hour visit early Wednesday with plans to visit women who are training to be teachers and others who have made a business of selling handicrafts. She was also to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and have dinner with U.S. troops stationed at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.

Mrs. Bush had wanted to visit Afghanistan for a couple of years but delayed the journey, mostly because of security concerns about travel to the war-torn country, where American forces are still battling a stubborn Taliban-led insurgency. Her trip was kept secret until just before she left from Andrews Air Force Base near Washington.

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The first lady being a former teacher and librarian is concerned with the limited educational opportunities for Afghan girls. She is encouraging parents to send their girls to school. It's good to see countries like this get more education. In 20 years it could change things dramatically. Go Laura

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 01:38 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan - An apparent car-bomb exploded in an eastern Afghan city Wednesday, killing the driver, hours before first lady Laura Bush was due in the country.

The car exploded at about 8:30 a.m. in Jalalabad, 80 miles east of the capital Kabul, intelligence chief Bahram Khan told The Associated Press. Mrs. Bush was expected in Kabul around noon.

Khan said investigators suspected the driver had been planning a suicide attack, but that the bomb detonated prematurely. No one else was injured.
Suicide Bomb

Ill bet the Secret Service is having kittens right now

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 01:48 AM
Yes I did miss that. It looks like God was watching over Laura. Luckily that bomb went off before he got there.


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