In Strasbourg, the US president cast the war as an international – not just American – problem.
While the increase in soldiers is modest, the government is showing support for Obama's shift of strategy in Afghanistan – and, more broadly, for the administration itself.
The House and Senate both approved budget resolutions of about $3.5 trillion, backing key Obama priorities such as green energy and healthcare reform.
Readers write about whether nonMuslims should be careful in their speech toward Muslims, and whether the cost of living in Ecuador has risen due to protectionist policies.
The meeting's great success is $1.1 trillion in economic aid for the developing world, but other proposed solutions to the recession were vague.
The US has lost 2 million jobs this year, but some of the unemployment numbers could indicate that the recession is finally starting to bottom out.