November 11th, 2009
04:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama considering 4 options for Afghanistan, sources say

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is considering four scenarios to move forward in Afghanistan, and was expected to discuss them at Wednesday's eighth meeting with his war council, sources told CNN.

The meeting in the White House Situation Room was to continue evaluating how best to carry out the mission in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, told CNN beforehand.

Petraeus provided no specifics on options under consideration, but said the process is approaching completion.

"I think we are indeed nearing a decision on this very important topic," he said.

Though the options under consideration are not being spelled out, one is fairly well-defined.

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Updated: 4:31 p.m.


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soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. Eric

    It would be an absolute mistake to send more troops. The president really needs to be bold and instead start to formulate a plan to get us out of there and let them take care of themselves. I hope he realizes this and makes the right decision in the best interests of America

    November 11, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  2. Obama Supporters

    I laugh when I think off all the libs that thought Obama was going to end war. My response was always, "No he is not, he is going to shift the primary focus to Afghanistan." Well I guess we were both wrong: STILL AT WAR, BUT WITH ZERO FOCUS.

    November 11, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  3. jim

    pathetic republicans. still at their bitter games. they seem to just want to complain.

    when will they try to be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem.

    their idiocy disgusts me and all thinking people.

    November 11, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. Meh

    Yes, by all means, let's rush into something, all you people complaining about the "dithering". It helped us so much in the past.

    November 11, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  5. Catmom

    File under "Sarcasm"
    Why is it more important to get a 1 trillion dolllar healthcare plan through the House than to make a decision on Afghanistan?

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It might not be "more" important but one could argue that it is "just" as important to see that ALL American citizens including our veterans and their families have access to affordable health care.

    November 11, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
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