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Robert Gibbs on Afghanistan: ‘It Can’t Be An Open-Ended, Forever Commitment’


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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the CBS “Early Show” this morning, in what seemed like an effort to lay down expectations for President Obama’s speech this evening from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he will announce a new strategy in Afghanistan. It has been reported that the announcement will include the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops.

“This can’t be nation-building. It can’t be an open-ended, forever commitment, and I think that’s what the president will outline,” said Gibbs. Host Harry Smith grilled Gibbs a bit to start off, asking, “Why did it take so long to make this decision?” “I think what’s been done in this process is somewhat unprecedented on the issue of Afghanistan,” Gibbs began his response.

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Ken Sunshine On Tiger Woods: ‘His People Mishandled It’

Sunshine and Sachs Founder Ken Sunshine appeared on the CBS “Early Show” this morning to talk Tiger Woods. For those of you who may have missed it, Woods was involved in a car accident on his own property early last Friday morning in which he was injured and taken to a local hospital. Woods refused to speak with local law enforcement, and details around the accident have led to speculation that Woods may have been having an affair and the accident was related to an argument with his wife over the situation.

“If Tiger Woods were to call you today, what advice would you give him?” asked “Early Show” host Harry Smith. “You should have called me a couple of days ago,” joked Sunshine. Getting serious, Sunshine said, “It’s the perfect storm…and his people mishandled it.”

“The whole goal with these things is to make the media go away,” said Sunshine, and Wood’s actions – issuing a statement three days after the accident and “stonewalling” law enforcement – didn’t help his case. Sunshine’s agency has worked with a number of high profile celebrities over the years, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Ben Affleck, Michael Moore, John Mayer and Justin Timberlake.