Obama just waved to the press from the Oval Office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama paid tribute on Monday to fallen U.S. military men and women during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that highlighted a veterans’ care scandal that has engulfed his presidency in recent weeks.
Just hours earlier, Obama returned from a surprise trip to Afghanistan, where he thanked troops for a mission that will conclude formally at the end of this year. The president noted that more had to be done to ensure that those who served in the armed forces abroad were treated well when they came home.
Obama gets cheers at Arlington when he says: at the end of this year the war in Afghanistan will finally come to an end.
The Obamas and Bidens are sharing a limo today on the way to Arlington Cemetery for a Memorial Day ceremony.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama suggested on Sunday that Ukraine’s election may help unify the country, but analysts said that would depend largely on Moscow’s influence and Kiev’s ability to deal with daunting domestic challenges.
“The Ukrainian people have repeatedly demonstrated their desire to choose their leaders without interference and to live in a democracy where they can determine their own future free of violence and intimidation,” Obama said in a clear allusion to Russian efforts to shape events in Ukraine.