Obama to honor troops, thank raid participants
A day after laying a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center, President Barack Obama is going to Fort Campbell, Ky. today to show gratitude to participants in the daring raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
But before visiting troops, he'll stop in Indianapolis to promote his energy policies and showcase a transmission plant that produces systems for hybrid vehicles.
White House officials say that at Fort Campbell, Obama will thank the raid participants privately. But the president, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, also will address soldiers who have returned recently from Afghanistan, a public forum where the military triumph over the death of bin Laden will be hard to mask.
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