Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Tuesday criticized President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan as a political move.
"Our troops on the front lines always appreciate a visit from the Commander-in-Chief. Obama’s last visit was in December 2010, and the last time he addressed the nation about Afghanistan was June 2011," Inhofe said. "Clearly this trip is campaign related.
"We’ve seen recently that President Obama has visited college campuses in an attempt to win back the support of that age group since he has lost it over the last three years. Similarly, this trip to Afghanistan is an attempt to shore up his national security credentials, because he has spent the past three years gutting our military."