In CNN Interview Obama Says He has "Restored America's Standing in the World"; Did Not Sign Off on NY Terror Trial - Video 11/18/09
Here is video of President Obama being interviewed by CNN's Ed Henry. Obama was asked about whether he met with his half-brother who lives in China. Obama said he "does not know him well," but that he met with him for about five-minutes while in China.
Obama declared in the interview that he has "restored America's standing in the world."
He admitted he did not sign off on the decision to try 9/11 Conspirators in civilian court in New York! He was evasive at first, but Henry clarified it for him by saying, "You did not sign off on the decison but you will take responsibility for it if it goes wrong?" Obama said he always has to take responsibility for what happens.
Obama said he is "getting close" to making a decision on whether to send the reinforcements U.S. Troops need in Afghanistan.