Administration Leaks - Obama rejects Afghanistan Option
After almost four months since General McChrystal presented his report and recommendation for additional troops to President Obama, still no decision has been reached. Officials close to the President leaked that he does not plan to accept any of the option presented.
U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, in a confidential memo voiced strong reservations on a troop surge in Afghanistan, while there are questions surrounding the leadership of President Karzai.
A second Administration source said that Obama had send his war council back to answer questions on how and when to hand over responsibility to the Afghan government.
There seems to be an attempt to undermine General McChrystal's recommendations by two former Generals now working for Obama, General James Jones, NSA and Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry. Both Generals commanded U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
The fact that Eikenberry's memo was leaked raises some eyebrows. Recently it was revealed that John Edward's $400 haircuts were leaked by the Obama campaign.
Is Obama looking for a way to appease his base on the Left or is he just indecisive?
President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, according to officials close to him.
The president will push instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
That push follows strong reservations about a possible troop buildup expressed by the U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, according to a second top administration official.
In strongly worded classified cables to Washington, Eikenberry said he had misgivings about sending in new troops while there are still so many questions about the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Obama is still close to announcing his revamped war strategy — most likely shortly after he returns from a trip to Asia that ends on Nov. 19.
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