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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2009
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's uncomfortable using the word "victory" to describe the United States' goal in Afghanistan. He says the U.S. fight there is against broader terrorism and not a nation.
Obama said Thursday that the fight is not going to end with a country surrendering to the United States. The president says the fight is against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations so that they cannot attack the country.
When Obama delivered a speech in March about his strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, he did not use the word "victory."
Obama's latest historical gaffe : He sites "Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur."
Well Mr. President, Hirohito was not present on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, on September 2, 1945... General Yoshijiro Umezu and Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu represented Japan in signing the Instrument of Surrender.