Sunday, March 22, 2009

President Obama ALREADY looking for “exit strategy” in Afghanistan

Sunday, March 22, 2009
* The New York Times had this article posted on their website today and it starts off like this… The United States must look for a way out of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said, in a signal that the military build-up in Afghanistan will not be open-ended and will lead to the eventual withdrawal of American and NATO troops from the country.
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Obama Says a Way Out of Afghanistan Is Needed
* AFP reports it this way… US President Barack Obama said the United States must have an "exit strategy" in Afghanistan even as it expands its military, diplomatic and economic fight against a Taliban insurgency… "What we're looking for is a comprehensive strategy," Obama said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS television's 60 Minutes show… "There's got to be an exit strategy," he said. "There's got to be a sense that this is not a perpetual drift."… Obama's comments come as he prepares to roll out a new strategy for Afghanistan, against a backdrop of rising insurgent violence that has questioned the viability of a seven-year-old US-led effort to create a functioning democracy…
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US Afghan plan must have 'exit strategy': Obama
* AP had this take…
A comprehensive strategy in Afghanistan - including an exit plan - is key to America's "No. 1 mission" of preventing an attack on the U.S., its interests or its allies, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday… "What we can't do is think that just a military approach in Afghanistan is going to be able to solve our problems," the president said on CBS' "60 Minutes." "So what we're looking for is a comprehensive strategy. And there's got to be an exit strategy. There's got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift."…
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White House file photo by Pete Souza

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