December 2nd, 2009
12:37 PM ET
9 months ago

U.S. commander: 'No one can question whether we will do it'

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - America's commander in Afghanistan directly addressed those who will carry out President Obama's strategy for the war there.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal focused on goals and the mission during Wednesday's videoconference for headquarters staff of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force and commanders of American troops.

"It is very important that we are clear about what we are doing," McChrystal said. "The whole world is watching. The whole world is listening. We must make sure we are of one mind."

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  1. oldtimer

    It's hard to convince people that this is the right move. Look at what Bush did to Irag with all those weapons of mass destruction. Now more troop to Afganistan, hard to believe anything the government says these days. They really have a credibility issue.

    December 2, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. James

    General McChrystal would do a lot of Americans a great service if he can find deep in his resolve, to keep his mouth shut, respect his superiors and do his job.

    December 2, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. Carmelle

    WOW!!! I like the new military language "clear mission", "clear strategy", "clear goals", "we have to be in one mind"

    Wow...I guess it IS really about the leader. President Obama, good job!

    To all the troops, may this strategy be a success so you can come home safe and with as little damage as possible. Thank you for your sacrifice and service to this country, we support you.

    December 2, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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