Monday, November 30, 2009

U.S. Generals Have Already Received Their Marching Orders From President Obama

President Barack Obama and General Stanley McChrystal (White House/Pete Souza)

Obama Issues Marching Orders On Afghanistan War Strategy -- FOX News

Top military and diplomatic officials got their marching orders Sunday night from President Obama ahead of a planned speech Tuesday in which he's expected to outline his new Afghanistan war strategy and call for about 30,000 more U.S. troops to be sent to the war zone.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama issued the orders during a meeting in the Oval Office Sunday.

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More News on President Obama's Marching Orders To the Military

Obama ordered Afghan strategy implemented on Sunday -- AFP
POTUS tells McChrystal of plan -- Politico
Obama holds war council to unveil Afghan plan -- AP
Barack Obama briefs world leaders on Afghanistan plan -- BBC
Obama orders launch of Afghanistan strategy, prepares to address U.S. -- L.A. Times

My Comment: There is obviously no need to wait .... so I guess the decision was made to pass on the orders. As to what is my own take on this surge .... I will reserve judgment until after the speech tomorrow.

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