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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Obama’s staggering challenges

The words were upbeat and inspiring and the follow up budgetary details so startling one can only wonder how in the world most of it can be accomplished with a treasury that is as much underwater as half the stocks in everyone’s 401(k) or the value of their houses as compared to their mortgages.

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Confidence in Obama? Maybe not

Barack Obama called for national confidence in his speech to Congress, and the exhortation was needed — the best friend a recession has is fearfulness.

But as persuasive, refreshing and even dazzling as this remarkable president continues to be, the question remains whether we should have confidence in him, or more precisely, in his policies.

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Aug. 31, 2010: An end to Iraq war?

A "substantial" number of the roughly 100,000 U.S. combat troops to be pulled out of Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, will remain in the war zone until at least December to ensure national elections there go smoothly, senior Obama administration officials say.

That pacing suggests that although Obama’s promised withdrawal will start soon, it will be backloaded, with larger numbers of troops returning later in the 18-month time frame.

Obama was to announce his strategy Friday at the sprawling Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where thousands of Marines are soon heading to another war front, Afghanistan.

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