Pawlenty meets with troops, Petraeus, ambassador

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty today visited with troops and leaders in Afghanistan, after already stopping in Iraq and Kuwait.

Pawlenty’s office reported he lunched with troops at Camp Phoenix, then headed to meetings with Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry. He also flew to the Bagram Air Base on a C-130 aircraft from the Minnesota Air Guard.

Pawlenty ended the day with dinner at Bagram with Minnesota soldiers from the Fort Snelling-based 372nd Engineering Brigade and the 133rd Airlift Wing from Minneapolis.

Pawlenty and four other governors are traveling together at the invitation of the American military.

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