October 2nd, 2009
08:08 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama meets with U.S. commander in Afghanistan

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/02/art.mcchrystal.gi.jpg caption="President Obama met Friday with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan."](CNN) - President Obama met Friday with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, according to reporters traveling with the president.

Obama and his most senior aides have been discussing U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

The president wanted to continue a conversation with McChrystal that began Wednesday with a three-hour meeting in the White House situation room, White House officials said

Both men were in Europe - the general in London, England and the president in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he had lobbied the International Olympic Committee to choose Chicago, Illinois as the site of 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

- CNN's Ed Henry contributed to this report

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. victim of republican greed

    All this while Boehner sleeps. No wonder John is clueless.

    October 2, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. munchmom

    How much did the commander's plane ride cost the taxpayers this time. I know he went on a military plane, but it cost us something. Why didn't he finish the conversation before Obama left to schmooze the IOC! Give us a break.

    October 2, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. Florida Joe

    Imagine that ...... a President that can do more than one thing at a time......Kind of refreshing after the last 8 years.................

    October 2, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. Bob in Pa

    It's a shame that it takes being chastized by the American media before he would act.

    October 2, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  5. chubby

    nobama finally found time to speak with the Commanding General, I am surprised. He undoubtedly felt the pressure of not doing so for two and a half months. I guess he was to busy trying to cajole the IOC into letting cess pool Chicago host the olympics so he croonies can make millions on the condeming of public housing so the developers can sell the property to create the olympic village and other venues.

    October 2, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  6. Kevin in Ohio

    Its about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 2, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX, USA

    As long as Karzai is the corrupt President of Afganistan President Obama should not risk further troop esclation in Afganistan!

    Obama – Biden 2012!

    October 2, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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