Romney on  trip  to war zone, Middle  East

Past and likely future Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived Sunday in Afghanistan on a weeklong trip to the frontlines of the U.S. war zone and to the Middle East.

Senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said the former Massachusetts governor was scheduled to meet with President Hamid Karzai while in Afghanistan. He also met with Gen. David Petraeus, who is leading the U.S. war effort in the country.

In addition, Romney will “train Afghans and share with local leaders his views on issues of leadership, public service, economic opportunity and democratic participation,” Fehrnstrom said.

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