General’s D.C. Trip Put Off as Strategy Talks Drag On
By Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe
Friday, October 9, 2009
The White House has told the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan to delay a planned trip here Friday to brief President Obama and his senior advisers on his recommendation for a major troop increase.
Officials had hoped to have Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and what national security adviser James L. Jones called "all the key players" speak to Obama in person by the end of this week, leading to final deliberations over a forward strategy.
But "we’re not finished," Jones said Thursday, and meetings may extend beyond next week. When the White House is ready, he said, McChrystal — along with the U.S. ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan — will fly to Washington so that the three "can meet with the president before a decision is made." … H/T S&L
KN: You have to have your priority's . You can't be on Letterman or in Copenhagen or making a Nobel prize speech. Ha, what the hell. It's only a war with American troops. Take your time.
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