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President Obama will give his answers on the Afghan troop moves by the end of next week….

According to the Cable /Foreign-Policy site notifications are being made to the other foreign stakholderrs in the action, and NATO…in addition, National Security Advisor Jim Jones, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have begun to advise their people of how things will go…..There is no mention of the State Department in the piece…but I’m sure that Secretary of State Clinton is doing her bit in the process….

It appears that all the players will be in Washington by the end of the week if  President Obama (the nation’s Commander-in Chief ) wants to do the rollout then……

Note:…..I’m waiting for the leaks…….

Update:…..I’m off by a week…the president, it is now reported, will atend a service at Fort Hood on Wednesday, then fly to Toyko for a week long Asian trip…..The target date for the annoucemenet is around, Monday November 16th, when he returns to DC…..stay tuned……

November 7, 2009 - Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. How come WE never hear anything about UN Ambassador Susan Rice??????????????????//

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | November 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. She was busy during the UN meetings in New York and Pittsburgh in September….

    Here’s what she is up to this week…..

    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice Skipped Key Vote to Appear with Jon Stewart
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    Susan Rice on The Daily Show
    When the United Nations’ General Assembly voted last Friday on an important war crimes report, the absence of U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice was noticeable. Diplomats and UN observers speculated why Rice was missing from a decision on the Goldstone Report, which discussed alleged atrocities committed by Israel and Hamas. The Obama administration supported the Israeli position and voted against endorsing the report. Yet Obama has also emphasized the need to engage the Arab world, so some observers wondered if he was trying to make a statement by keeping Rice away from the vote.

    So where was Susan Rice when the U.N. was debating and voting on the Goldstone Report? Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies has pointed out that Rice was taping an interview with Jon Stewart for The Daily Show. During her dull chat with Stewart, the American ambassador discussed how the Obama administration is establishing a new “era of engagement” with the world to demonstrate the president’s commitment to making international diplomacy more of a priority than his predecessor.

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. What is taking Obama so damn long to make a decision on Afghanistan that should have been made like in March ?

    He’s acting all Brett Favre on us now like this clip here sir:

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | November 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. He has been president and CIC for a little less than a year…this is the second biggest decisson he has ever made in in life (the first was to run)…he’s looked at quite a few angle here…I beleiev he mad his mind about a week ago and now has to let the message filter down….I posted that the decission is due when he gets back from the Asia trip…my money is that……

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. good link…Sears loves it when you do that…so does Farve….

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 12, 2009 | Reply


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