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Troops in Afghanistan heartbroken after Speaker Pelosi’s visit cancelled

From The Duffel Blog.

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Service members currently deployed to Afghanistan were devastated when they learned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her entourage of congressmen had cancelled their planned visit this past weekend, sources confirmed today.

President Donald Trump halted the congressional delegation’s trip seemingly in response to Pelosi suggesting the president cancel or delay his State of the Union address, citing security concerns. The bus filled with congressman was stopped at the way to Joint Base Andrews where military aircraft were prepared to carry the representatives to Afghanistan.

“It’s terrible,” Staff Sgt. Paul Morin said. “They were going to cancel the vehicle inspection so we could all go shake her hand for six seconds, but then we had to clean all the vehicles three times.”

“It’s a shame,” Sgt. 1st Class Mark Klages said. “Morale has gotten get pretty low around here with the holidays being over, the awful weather, the ANA’s incompetence and our confusing strategy, but it would have helped a lot to be talked at by an old lady from San Francisco.” Continue reading

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MASCOTS: Dearest was going to come home yesterday, but the snow, snow, and more snow. I’ve got power, food, and internet, so I’m fine. And the mascots clearly aren’t minding more time with Nonno! I haven’t heard about their weather yet this morning; looking out my own window revealed a solid blanket of snow as far as the eye could see. They were able to get to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore yesterday, but plan to stay home after Mass today and continue letting Nonno doze off as desired. The march really wore him out. Tomorrow is a federal holiday, so no DC traffic; he’s planning to get up early and drive home in time to dig me out before it gets dark. Our wonderful neighbor took his big snow blower to our driveway, but there’s still 18″ blocking both doors and the front path that I absolutely should not even attempt to shovel.

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