The third term of George W. Bush continues, with perfect continuity. Having evaded the supposed two-term limit by disguising himself as someone else and taking the ridiculously-unlikely nom de prez "Barack H. Obama," Mr. Bush said he knows that the great American public is as tired of his war in Afghanistan as it would be tired of "American Idol," if the great American public weren't so entranced with such things.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Friday that he understands that Americans are tiring of the war in Afghanistan, and that he is examining whether the U.S. is pursuing the right strategy there.Mr.
Obama gave no hints about whether he plans to add more troops, as his commanding general in Afghanistan wants him to do. He said he has to make sure the core goal of defeating al-Qaida is served by any move he makes.
Earlier Friday evening Obama said "Iran is on notice" regarding its nuclear efforts.No, nothing delusional about early 21st-century America, is there?
"They are going to have to make a choice: Are they willing to go down the path to greater prosperity and security for Iran, giving up the acquisition of nuclear weapons ... or will they continue down a path that is going to lead to confrontation," he said at a news conference at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.