Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Obama commits to slow surge decision

Morning Star Online, Tuesday 27 October 2009

by Tom Mellen
INCREASINGLY HATED: Anti-US protesters burning an effigy of Barack Obama

INCREASINGLY HATED: Anti-US protesters burning an effigy of Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Monday defied Republican pressure to announce an immediate military escalation in Afghanistan.

During a visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, Mr Obama told personnel: “While I will never hesitate to use force to protect the American people or our vital interests, I also promise you this – and this is very important as we consider our next steps in Afghanistan. I will never rush the solemn decision of sending you into harm’s way.

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