Steve must have been in the bathroom

Obama has decided how to proceed in Afhganistan, issued the orders, and is letting (most of) the allies know:

As Mr. Gibbs spoke Monday morning, the president was on the telephone with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France…. Mr. Obama also had calls scheduled with President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain, and was to meet at the White House on Monday with Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia.

Of course, why would he tell us what’s up. We’ve already said we’re leaving no matter what.

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