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Sunday with Ferris

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Back Channel this week: Keeping a Promise

Barack Obama and John McCain agreed on at least one area in the campaign:

More troops are needed in Afghanistan.

But they left plenty of questions unanswered. How many troops? Would they continue the current strategy or move in a new direction? How would this increase in forces compare with the surge that turned things around in Iraq? Was this talk of troops campaign rhetoric or a real commitment?
This is a tough spot for the Manchurian Candidate - Keeping America's promise to the newly liberated Afghans or breaking his promise to those who believed him when he stated he would end the war in 16 months.

Sucks to be Obama or someone who voted for him.

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