U.S. Soldiers Are Pumped About Obama

U.S. Soldiers Welcome New Chief

There were cheers, whoops of joy and loud applause at U.S. military bases in Afghanistan today as soldiers welcomed in their new commander in chief, President Barack Obama.

Soldiers at Camp Phoenix, a mainly U.S. base on the outskirts of Kabul, stood at attention as they watched a live television transmission of Obama take the oath in Washington.

"It's a proud moment for us," said Brig. Gen. Steven Huber, commander of the base, where many of the soldiers hail from Illinois -- Obama's home state.

"He is our new commander in chief, and we will serve him with honor," Huber said. Live feeds of the ceremony were watched at other bases across Afghanistan, where roughly 32,000 U.S. soldiers lead an international effort to fight a Taliban-led insurgency and rebuild the local security forces.

But... but... but... Fox News said that the troops don't like Obama! Wow. Never thought I'd see the day conservatives would promote misinformation. Snort.

Sarcasm aside, I really like this:


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.