March 24, 2009: Rudd, Obama talk of Afghanistan (AP)

  • The American people, just like the Australian people, are always frustrated with the need to send our young men and women overseas for extended periods of time,” Obama said. “But I think that the American and the Australian people also recognize that in order for us to keep our homeland safe, in order to maintain our way of life, in order to ensure order on the international scene, that we can’t allow vicious killers to have their way, and we’re going to do what is required to ensure that does not happen.”