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But you just showed you the president is in Asia but much of he is and the country's focus.
Remains on Afghanistan.
Senior political analyst Brit Hume has some thoughts on that -- not -- Brett Brett.
The first question press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked by reporters as Air Force One wing toward Asian -- today it was about Afghanistan small wonder.
It has now been two and a half months since the president was asked for more troops by the general he sent there to fight what mr.
Obama says is a necessary war.
After weeks of deliberations and White House meetings the president seems.
Is not satisfied with his options funding and -- among other things quote exit ramps.
That's a troubled -- -- they don't usually -- -- -- programs they have to be seen through and there are no guarantees of victory that's -- committing troops to war is the hardest call the president have to make.
But you've never known that to listen to candidate Obama last year or President Obama earlier this year.
In -- he said -- completed a thorough review of Afghanistan policy and talked all the key players.
He announced a new strategy among whose goals was to quote.
Reverse the Taliban's games and promoting more capable and accountable Afghan government.
The speech outlined all the difficulties including the corruption of that government indeed that -- could be given today.
So little has -- situation changed indeed the only it has changed his request for more troops requiring there for a deeper commitment.
Welcome to the president.
-- one image that has.
Gotten a lot of attention this weekend was the presence greeting of the Japanese Emperor Akihito and here you see it almost -- -- did agreed.
Angle there to the -- any thoughts of that.
Well I suppose it's better than throwing up on the prime minister which is what the first President Bush did on one visit to Tokyo but apart from that it's a little hard for me to see any upside and I mean after all.
When the president met Queen Elizabeth he didn't -- her -- few courses.
Is the queen of the country which with which we have such a special relationship that he's gonna battle monarch to think you've got urban in about.
It's a little peculiar and you know I haven't heard explanation I guess the White House denied he bad for the king of Saudi Arabia -- -- be denying this but I'd like to hear what.
What would a good supposed to do.
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