Obama: Bush Plan for Afghanistan Not Enough

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Barack Obama says President Bush

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. greets supporters outside Schott Glass in Duryea, Pa., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Riverside, Ohio (AP) Barack Obama says President Bush's announcement that he'll send more forces into Afghanistan is too slow and insufficient.

The president said today that he'll add a marine battalion in November, followed by an army combat brigade. Obama responded that “his plan comes up short.”

Obama said, “it is not enough troops, and not enough resources, with not enough urgency.”

The Democratic presidential nominee said Bush doesn't understand that Afghanistan and Pakistan are the central front in the war on terror, not Iraq.

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