Archives for December 2, 2009

Sarah Palin applauds Obama’s Afghan troop increase (AP via Yahoo! News)

Sarah Palin says she supports President Barack Obama’s decision to boost the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

Obama now owns the war (CNN)

The moment has to happen sometime in a new administration, and the Afghanistan speech was it: the end of the Obama campaign of limitless aspiration and the acknowledgement of a presidency burdened by harsh realities and difficult choices.

US allies wary of Obama’s Afghanistan troop plea (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama won flattering words but little solid firepower from European allies for his new Afghanistan strategy Wednesday, as small countries pitched in small troop reinforcements but bigger armies held back.

Troop contributions for Obama’s Afghan surge (AP via Yahoo! News)

Key allied pledges to the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan, in addition to the deployment of 30,000 U.S. reinforcements announced by President Barack Obama.

Obama’s Afghan withdrawal timeline under fire (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s top deputies on Wednesday defended his plan for a rapid ramp-up in Afghanistan, but some U.S.

Racist Obama image shines light on Web searching (CNN)

When a racist image of first lady Michelle Obama surfaced from the ugliest corners of the Internet last week to top Google’s image search results, the episode shined a spotlight on the mysterious workings of search engines.

US troops hopeful Obama plan will wind down war (AP via Yahoo! News)

U.S. service members in Afghanistan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to send 30,000 more troops offered hope that they can go home — if the reinforcements can build up the Afghan army to protect civilians against the Taliban.

Obama’s decision an act of leadership (CNN)

After months of review, President Obama has made a decision that will not please the base of his party.

Sec’y Clinton: Obama’s Afghan policy right for US (AP via Yahoo! News)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the Obama administration’s newly announced surge-and-exit strategy in Afghanistan “the best way to protect our nation now and in the future.”

Obama’s commander says now has tools for Afghan war (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

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