Obama's Afghan Plan Not a Petraeus Recommendation
Unfortunately, Obama lied to the American public by saying this was one of the generals' options that was presented to him.
In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), [General] Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.”
Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?”
Allen: “It was not.”Allen’s claim, which came under oath, contradicts the line the White House had been providing reporters over the past week—that Obama simply chose one option among several presented by General David Petraeus.