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"We shall fight them... in a bit. Perhaps."

President Obama hasn't yet made a decision to make a decision:

President Barack Obama has not yet determined whether he will make a decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan before the November 7 election runoff, a US official said Tuesday.

"The UN, NATO, the US stand ready to assist the Afghans in conducting the second round," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

"Whether or not the president makes a decision before that I don't think has been determined.

An $800 billion payoff to political interests? Oh, we've got to get that passed in a hurry, within days of the inaugural. Overhauling one-sixth of the US economy? Obama wanted that done in August. Cap and tax? Same story.

But a real-life life-or-death decision on Afghanistan? What's the rush?