Skip to comments.NATO summit to enshrine Obama's war-ending legacy (next year)
Posted on 06/03/2013 6:57:47 PM PDT by haffast
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will use a NATO summit next year to write the "final chapter" of America's longest war, in Afghanistan, hoping to cement a legacy rooted in ending foreign conflicts.
Obama announced that alliance leaders would meet next year at a time and place to be named, to consider the limited training and assistance mission due to roll out once NATO combat troops leave at the end of 2014.
But, after meeting NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for talks on ending the Afghan war, Obama dodged questions about Syria, as he seeks to keep his nation out of another costly venture in the Muslim world.
Obama has used previous NATO summits as action-forcing mechanisms to coalesce member states around US policy: the 2014 withdrawal strategy was enshrined in the run-up to the 2012 meeting in his hometown of Chicago.
This time, Obama will seek commitments and input to a post-2014 bid to keep Afghan security forces effective and in control of their borders to ensure Afghanistan will not revert to a haven for terrorism.
The summit will "underscore this final chapter in our Afghan operations," Obama said.
Obama built a political brand on opposing a war -- in Iraq -- that became unpopular and after ending the Afghan war, hopes history will see him as the president who extricated America from costly foreign misadventures.
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I believe we are currently in 74 different armed conflicts. Most Americans have no clue. Most Americans have no clue we switched sides either.
It will be just the beginning
Could he win the Nobel Peace Prize twice?
What does he get for the wars he starts?
yeah, Nobel Prize for surrenderrrr!
Swell- award the man for defeatism- that really sets the bar high for future generations- if pressured, tuck tail and run away- what a swell thing to enshrine- but who woudl expect mroe from nato?
“America’s longest war” has been the war on poverty—
JEEZE! If he’s gonna get recognition for ANYTHING, he outta get recognition for EXPLODING the numbers of citizens in poverty.
Benghazi Barry LOVES poverty!!! He’s underwriting it!