Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama Talks To Military Heads About Iraq and Afghanistan

Aside from the stimulus bill, Obama's meeting today with military leaders:
CNN: Obama will be sitting down with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to get what the White House calls a "comprehensive view of the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the impact on our forces."

The administration plans to decrease troop deployment in Iraq and focus on the fight against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, an environment that Adm. Michael Mullen, the head of the Joint Chiefs, says "grows increasingly perilous every day."

Robert Gates says Afghanistan is now the priority:

Going after drug labs and drug lords:

Afghans are very skeptical: