Barack Obama in Afghanistan

The President talks with Karzai, troops in his first trip to the country as commander-in-chief

With health care out of the way, President Obama now seems to be focusing on other priorities, including a war he inherited and has committed to. He arrived in Kabul on Sunday for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, calling for “progress on anti-corruption and good governance practices,” and asking Karzai to continue the talks in the United States in May. Obama is expected to meet with tens of thousands of troops, at a time when U.S. casualty rates are double than they were the year before. The trip is short and Obama will be back in Washington on Monday.