Eight Months of Obama's Diplomacy

Barack Obama's Diplomacy
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On Afghanistan
The President meets with General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, aboard Air Force One in Copenhagen in October 2009. On a visit to Kabul in July 2008, then presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Obama said, "I think one of the biggest mistakes we've made strategically after 9/11 was to fail to finish the job here, focus our attention here. We got distracted by Iraq."

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