By Sam Youngman - 11/10/09 04:37 PM EST
The White House is vehemently denying reports that President Barack Obama has made a final decision on a troop surge in Afghanistan.
Obama is scheduled to meet with his national security team on Wednesday to discuss strategies for moving forward on the war in Afghanistan.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has rebuffed the stories and says that a final decision on Afghanistan is likely weeks away.
"I don't know that it's annoying as much as it is generally amusing to watch somebody or some group of people decide they know what only the president knows," Gibbs said in reference to reports filed by CBS and The Associated Press.
Gibbs pushed back on those leaks, telling reporters on Air Force One that
anyone telling the press that the president has made a decision "doesn't
have, in all honesty, the slightest idea what they're talking about."
National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones has also pushed back and said late Monday night that all press reports that say Obama has made a decision, or almost made a decision, are false.
The president was flying to Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to meet with the families of those killed during last week's shooting. He will also meet with the injured and deliver remarks at the memorial service.
Gibbs said that when Obama makes his decision, he will "take the time to explain that decision and his reasoning to the American people."
Gibbs said there has been no decision made on how Obama will do that.