Obama Tells Reddit Readers About His 'Most Difficult Decision' As President

August 30, 2012 - 7:06 AM

(CNSNews.com) - "What was the most difficult decision that you had to make during this term?" President Obama was asked Wednesday in an online chat with Reddit, the news and comment website that is popular with young people.

Obama's response, as written (with few capital letters) on Reddit:

"The decision to surge our forces in afghanistan. Any time you send our brave men and women into battle, you know that not everyone will come home safely, and that necessarily weighs heavily on you. The decision did help us blunt the taliban's momentum, and is allowing us to transition to afghan lead - so we will have recovered that surge at the end of this month, and will end the war at the end of 2014. But knowing of the heroes that have fallen is something you never forget."

"Get us out of there. Place is a damn nightmare," said one comment posted after the president's reply.