President Obama Visits Kabul on First Anniversary of Bin Laden's Death
US President Barack Obama arrived at Afghanistan this Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
Bin laden was killed in Pakistan on Monday, May 2, 2011, shortly after 1 am local time by a United States special operations military unit. President Obama will be signing an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about US future in the Afghanistan after the war is over.
On his arrival Obama stated that,"I'm here to affirm the bond between the two countries and also to thank all the Americans and Afghans who have sacrificed much over these last ten years."
Further he said,"Neither the Americans nor the Afghan people asked for this war, yet for a decade we've stood together".
The agreement within the two nations will set conditions for a US presence in Kabul after 2012 when the US Forces will be returning home. Also the agreement will define Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally for it's long term support for the war against terrorism.
After signing the agreement President Barack Obama addressed the US troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. This was the same air base where US Special Forces launched the Operation Neptune Sphere which killed Bin Laden. Addressing the troops he said that, "I Know that many of our Countrymen are sick of this war, But we must finish the job that we started in Afghan and end this war responsibly."
President Obama then delivered a TV address from Kabul exactly on the anniversary of bin Laden's death last year in a Special forces operation.