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When Will President Obama Decide on Afghanistan?


The way things are going on this Afghanistan strategy decision I'm going to be doing TV live shots with dentures and a bald head before we get a decision from President Obama. My good looks eventually will fade. (some will say they faded after I turned 3)

The Associated Press is reporting this morning that President Obama isn't thrilled with any of the Afghanistan options presented to him. He wants some new ones. Read below:

President Obama has decided to reject all four war options for increased troop involvement in Afghanistan.

He wants more information on the options, and most important, he wants more information on the viability of the Karzai government.

The president has severe reservations about troop escalations in light of confidential cables sent to the State Department by America's ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry.

According to the Washington Post, Ambassador Eikenberry has expressed deep reservations about Afghan president Hamid Karzai's erratic behavior and corruption and has strongly recommended that the president not increase American troop involvement until the Karzai and the Afghan government demonstrate a willingness and ability to deal with that corruption and govern their own country.

My TV analysis is below:


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# RE: When Will President Obama Decide on Afghanistan?

New blog post: An open letter to President Obama: http://ow.ly/Cd2I
Left by Rick Garner on Nov 16, 2009 2:44 PM