Obama Will Stay On Offense… While Looking For Exit Strategy In Afghanistan
Have you ever seen anything like this?
These contradicting headlines were both published today–
Obama will stay on offense in Afghanistan.
The AP reported:
Nearing completion of a revamped strategy in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States will “stay on the offensive” to dismantle terrorist operations in the country even as it rethinks its goals in trying to end the seven-year-old war.
The president did not divulge details of his administration’s war review, which he said is not yet complete. It is expected to be unveiled as soon as this week.
The US wants an exit strategy in Afghanistan.
The Daily Times reported today:
US special envoy Richard Holbrooke met NATO allies on Monday to outline Washington’s policy review for Afghanistan, after President Barack Obama said it would contain an exit strategy and greater emphasis on economic development.
“What we can’t do is think that just a military approach in Afghanistan is going to be able to solve our problems,” Obama said in an interview with CBS TV’s ‘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.”
It would be nice if the president made up his mind on this one.
We do have people in harm’s way.