On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered a highly-publicized speech to the American public about the future of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. While the commander-in-chief addressed the nation, another prominent politician skipped out of town to attend…a U2 concert.
While more than 25 million Americans tuned in to watch Obama’s remarks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn’t one of them. According to FOX News Insider:
…House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was at a U2 concert in Baltimore. Pelosi and actor Matt Damon were among the fans in attendance at M & T Bank Stadium.
The former House Speaker didn’t waste any time, though, commenting about the president’s announcement that 10,000 American troops will come home by the end of this year, with a total of 33,000 exiting the war-torn nation by next summer. FOXNews.com has more:
Although Pelosi’s office issued a statement after Obama’s speech calling for a more substantial drawdown, Pelosi reportedly was watching the famed Irish band sing “Beautiful Day” and perform a musical tribute to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head
While it is certainly no surprise that Pelosi and left-leaning U2 frontman Bono are friends (back in 2006, the Washingtonian reported that Pelosi held a special lunch for the rocker), the notion that such a prominent political leader would skip out on a major policy speech in order to attend a rock concert is strikingly odd.
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