March 8th, 2010
07:49 AM ET

Gates makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan on Monday morning on an unannounced visit, as NATO-led coalition forces are pressing an offensive in the nation's south in the area around Marjah. Gates was scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is likely delivering news personally to the US and NATO commanders of the size of the bribe they'll tell the Taliban representatives during the upcoming Taliban peace agreement. Is it the full 500 Million dollars previously requested?
    Islamic agreements with Infidels don't last longer than 1 year as per the Koran, does American taxpayers get hooked for 500 Million dollars in Taliban payoff's per year?

    I wonder if U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is going to convince the Taliban to allow the Opium Poppy fields to remain for continued CIA black fund profits?

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