June 24th, 2008
07:20 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama to reschedule Pentagon briefing

(CNN) Barack Obama had an “ops-intel” briefing from the Pentagon scheduled last week but it was canceled because of Tim Russert’s death.

A source from the Obama campaign tells CNN's Candy Crowley that the operations and intelligence briefing with the Joint Chiefs of Staff's office, first reported by Politico, was to bring the Illinois senator up to date on the situation on Afghanistan and Iraq.

The source adds that Obama had a similar meeting “a couple of months ago.”

Obama told reporters last Monday that he hopes to visit Iraq and Afghanistan before the election. McCain regularly reminds voters that it’s been almost 900 days since Obama last visited Iraq, and the Republican National Committee helps out with a running clock on its Web site.

The campaign and Pentagon are working on rescheduling the meeting.

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  1. TEXAN

    Who in the heck is McCain to keep tabs on Obama ??? Obama had stated before that he would go to Iraq and Afghanistan. He will go when it is the right time. Not just because McCain so ! And...McCain going to Mexico and Columbia ?????? What the heck for ? He needs to take care of Americans before he trys to take care of other countries. SORRY...he is not Presidential material !!!!!

    June 25, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. Ghani

    It is good for Obama to visit Iraq and Afganistan not only to tell the American veterans in both of those two countries that as soon as he gets the presidency he will begin bringing them back to their homes and to their wives and children, but also to bring to a complete end to McCain distractions – that Obama has not been to Iraq or Afganistan for the last 900 days.

    What is also good for Obama to do is to visit France, Germany, Japan, China, indonesia etc where I am sure he will welcomed like we have never seen before. That huge welcome will be a witness that America is set to claim back its; stature in the world. It will have an immediate impact in the minds of the American voter. It will raise Obama's lead in the polls.

    June 25, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
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