Obama Poised to Put Imprint on Iraq, Afghan Wars

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will begin today to put
his imprint on the nation's war strategy.
He's gathering his top military and national security advisers
at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new
commander-in-chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.
According to officials, there will be a videoteleconference late
in the afternoon of Obama's first full day in office. It will
include members of the National Security Council as well as the
U.S. military commanders in both countries.
Obama has said he wants combat troops out of Iraq in 16 months
and a greater effort in Afghanistan.
In his inaugural speech, Obama warned America's enemies: "You
cannot outlast us and we will defeat you."

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  • by Randy Location: Martin on Jan 21, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    HOPE and CHANGE I don't know how well this will defend our Great Country.
  • by KY GIRL on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    ZATOICHI, do you drink Kool-Aid because not everybody including blacks, drink Kool-Aid? I figured you drink it because you are an idoit. You need prayer and prayer is the only thing that is going to change this country. Log on to CNN and read how he is freezing all the high paying salaries in the White House. Now do you see your lovely KY Governor doing that? NO, he is putting KY in more debt. Obama and Biden will do just fine. They may stumble but I can assure you God has their backs and everything will be fine.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    Odell, I realize since Obama can read you think he's genius but, maybe the past 7 years someone in the White House HAS been thinking about keeping your ungrateful self safe. There is more going on outside your and Obama's small heads that HOPE and CHANGE can't address. Love that orange Kool-Aid.
  • by Odell Location: Whitesburg on Jan 21, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    It's long overdue that someone in the Oval office started thinking rather than acting without thinking.


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