October 19th, 2009
09:02 PM ET
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Podcast: Is Afghanistan becoming Obama's Vietnam?

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that Americans are beginning to compare the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan to the Vietnam war. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports on the tough choices that lie ahead for President Obama on Afghanistan.

Meanwhile: The White House is taking aim at lobbying efforts by Wall Street. CNN National Poltical Correspondent Jessica Yellin reports.

Plus: During his White House bid, President Obama promised that when it came to health care reform the American people would not be kept in the dark. With five health care bills now out of various congressional committees, some critics are asking where is the transparency that Obama promised. CNN's Jim Acosta has the story.

Finally: From tracking missing children, investigating fraud, and assuring the first family's safety, the Secret Service has its hands full. CNN's Brian Todd takes a look at a new congressional report that raises concerns about whether the elite force responsible for protecting the president may be overloaded with too many responsibilities.

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  1. BK

    Obama's Vietnam? What kind of a stupid statement is that? He's been President for one year of a conflict that stretched out years before he was elected. How would that be his 'Vietnam' in any conceivable fashion?
    Try 'news' instead of 'buzzwords' CNN.

    October 20, 2009 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  2. DJ in the Silicon Forest

    Yes, it soon will be his Vietnam AND Waterloo! He's known for months that there would be a huge troop request, so there's no big surprise here that for a state senator who couldn't grasp the notion of voting YES or NO, but seemed to like "Present", he can't find his cojones and make a decision! We are all so screwed! Especially our Troops...God bless them all!

    October 20, 2009 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
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