Prez: Afghanistan Drawdowns to be Significant in July
The president makes news in an interview with AP, saying that the troop withdrawals from Afghanistan this July will be significant.
People will say this is a real process of transition; this is not just a token gesture.
He also voiced displeasure with legislation that forced his Justice Department to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, professed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, before a military commission at the Cuban prison camp.
"I remain convinced we could have handled this in New York," Obama said. Attorney General Eric Holder had planned originally to try Mohammed in U.S. Federal Court in New York, but Congress intervened and made it illegal to bring suspected terrorist prisoners into the United States.