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Washington attending a pair of afternoon fund raisers just today after a surprise trip in Afghanistan.
-- -- court chief White House correspondent rather Ed Henry looks at the journey that was a mix of official business and political business.
And there's going to be heartbreak and pain.
And difficult to.
-- On the -- Even as President Obama bluntly told US troops in Afghanistan more of them will be injured and killed.
He focused his address to the American people on positive -- including the killing of Osama bin Laden judicial voters he's winding down a second war.
We broke the -- amounts momentum.
We've built strong Afghan security forces.
We devastated Al qaeda's leadership to just two hours after he left however that -- -- launch a car bombing Kabul.
Seven dead more than a dozen wounded many Afghan children headed to school.
As Republicans charge the president is drawing down troops too fast and it's a lot less than than what I think we need to carry out and finish up the mission.
Top officials tell fox while the -- -- can still get attention with scattered -- Afghan forces are standing up faster than expected.
Allowing all US combat forces to get out in 2014 this time of war began and Afghanistan.
And this is where went.
That statement seemed to be contradicted by a top White House aide who said two days ago the battle continues in Yemen and Somalia.
As the al-Qaeda core falters it continues to look to affiliates and adherence.
To carry on its murderous cause the president's advisors say the statements are consistent.
Because the president believes Al qaeda's leadership can be wiped out freeing the US to focus on targeted strikes in places like Yemen.
I mean this is a long.
And it requires a long term commitment.
Which is what -- think the president signaled.
Yet as corruption continued inside president Hamid Karzai's government and American shell out 289.
Million dollars per day there the public is weird.
The latest Fox News poll shows 78%.
Of registered voters approve of withdrawing US troops.
That's why Republicans like -- -- -- urging the president speak up about the war more shore up support in prepare the American people for tough days ahead.
Before last night the president had not given a major speech on Afghanistan.
He nearly a year.
-- Ed -- lot of north lawn Ed thank you stock.
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