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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:49 AM
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Orszag Attends Monday's AfPak Meeting
Wars actually cost money. Wow, someone finally gets it.

Following an unusual nighttime meeting in the Situation Room Monday, President Barack Obama has finished debating the Afghanistan/Pakistan policy with his advisers and will announce a decision shortly, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said early Tuesday.

"After completing a rigorous final meeting, President Obama has the information he wants and needs to make his decision and he will announce that decision within days," Gibbs said in an e-mail to POLITICO.

Asked why Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag was at the table Monday night (though he was not on the participant list distributed in advance), Gibbs said simply: "Cost is a concern."

Many observers expect Obama to unveil his decision on additional troops for Afghanistan early next week.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/1109/Obama_s...
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 09:27 AM
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1. His promise of halving the defecit by the end of his term isn't even possible
if he escalates the war. Especially with their reluctance to raise taxes on the rich more than the Clinton yrs.
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 09:32 AM
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2. So true. It seems like every aspect of the situation is being taken into
Consideration.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 09:33 AM
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3. Very positive
Impersonating an empire on a credit card must stop. By 2012, Obama will have made this totally clear.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 10:48 AM
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4. I can respect that.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 10:54 AM
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5. That's the CHANGE I voted for. I HOPE he ignores Hillary's/Gen. McChrystal's troop surge advice.
Edited on Tue Nov-24-09 10:55 AM by ClarkUSA
President Obama needs to listen to his VP, not the warmongers in his cabinet and at the Pentagon. I'm sure whatever his decision is,
it will be one that takes everything into account, much of which we'll never be privy to.

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