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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 07:18 AM
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3. "Acting like adults"
In March, during his only trip to Afghanistan in office, he met a wounded soldier, maybe 19, who had lost three limbs. I go into a place like this, I go to Walter Reed its just hard for me to think of anything to say, an emotional Mr. Obama told advisers as he left.

The moment stuck with him. Three months later, after ousting General McChrystal, Mr. Obama marched into the Situation Room and cited the teenage triple amputee as he reprimanded advisers for the infighting that had led to the generals forced resignation. We have a lot of kids on the ground acting like adults and we have a lot of adults in this room acting like kids, he lectured.
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