Skip to comments.Administration Outlines Afghan War Endgame [Stunning Development!]
Posted on 12/01/2009 10:40:28 AM PST by Steelfish
Administration Outlines Afghan War Endgame Official: U.S. troops will start leaving region 'well before' end of first term
NBC News and news services
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over six months, an accelerated timetable with an endgame built in that would have the first Marines there as early as Christmas, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
U.S. troops are expected to start leaving the region 'well before' the end of Obama's first term, the AP reported Tuesday. A senior government official told NBC contributor Col. Jack Jacobs that the president believes that a transition from American-led combat to Afghan leadership of the effort will begin in July 2011.
With the full complement of new troops expected to be in Afghanistan by next summer, the heightened pace of Obama's military deployment in the 8-year-old war appears to mimic the 2007 troop surge in Iraq, a 20,000-strong force addition under former President George W. Bush. Similar in strategy to that mission, Obama's Afghan surge aims to reverse gains by Taliban insurgents and to secure population centers in the volatile south and east parts of the country.
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I see Quagmire in the future..... and not the one from Family Guy....
The list, ping
We’re going to have a huge number of troops there, whose supply lines run through Pakistan. I see future problems with this.
“U.S. troops are expected to start leaving the region ‘well before’ the end of Obama’s first term, the AP reported Tuesday.”
Looks like the MSM is conceding that it’s all about politics and the ‘bama not wanting to be a one termer. Very revealing.
President Clinton said U.S. troops would be out of Yugoslavia by Christmas 1999
Obama's about to find out that the fortunes of war do not neatly comply with political timelines.
Its a stunned development....
O sends in THIRTY THOUSAND troops into harms way under a catch and release program...Fat lips? you get court martialed. And you cant point guns at suspects...
There is no real support in the big white house as he doesnt want to see his brothers in the nation harmed. Pakistan? The ISI are a wing of al quada and there is a huge problem... yet he pumps a shitload of cash in there to fight ourselves.
It is an upside down world but what do you expect from the great destroyer of America, a marxist muslim president?
By 2011, 0bama will start to triangulate.
Great. Tell your enemy when you’re leaving, so he can just lie low and wait it out.
Now THAT’s some military strategy for you!
God help us.
There goes Afghanistan
This is a political decision based almost entirely on political calculations. There is very little military calculation in it at all.
Obama has given me ulcers.
I’m sick of the SOB.
“catch and release program...Fat lips?” Never UnderEstimate the tactics motives of this man and MSM. EVERYTHING IS A DICTRACTION AND DIVERSION. Including the leaks.
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