“When it comes to decisions as important as keeping this country safe and putting our troops into harm’s way, the president has made it clear that he will rigorously assess our progress,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.
“That is why he held this meeting today and will take the next several weeks to review our strategy.”
It was one month yesterday that General Stanley McChrystal sent Defense Secretary Robert Gates a war assessment and told him that we need more U.S. troops and a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.
Note: Obama had no meetings or even a telephone call to the General until the report was leaked to the media.
Obama wants several more week to review the strategy. THIS he wants to think through.
According to CNS News:
Since that Aug. 30 date, a total of 43 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have died in a war that is now the subject of much discussion–and apparently some confusion–in Washington. Forty-two of those casualties have been identified by name in U.S. Defense Department press releases (see below), while the 43rd casualty, which occurred today, has been confirmed in press reports, but not by name.
Obama – every day that you ‘mull’ this over will cost this Country at least one soldiers life. While you are on your luxury trip to Copenhagen acting as a Chicago salesman – a soldier will die. This is not legislation – this is lives.
Send them help or bring them home. Do your damn job.