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.
These people will take a principled stand when they know they are not alone. They are as scared of us leaving as we are, said an American officer. Afghan officials fear talk of exit strategy
19 hours ago
KABUL -Afghan officials hope President Barack Obamas address on Afghanistan wont be weighted too heavily on an exit strategy even though thats the message many Americans and Democrats in Congress...
Afghan officials worry that political pressure in the United States might encourage Obama to pull out before the Taliban have been seriously weakened.
Much of the relative success of the Iraq surge was that it changed perceptions convincing both insurgents and government leaders alike that the U.S. would stay as long as it took to achieve its goals. That emboldened many Iraqi Sunnis to break with al-Qaida a move that was a turning point in the war.
Its ALL about the destruction of the US of A
Man where else can one play and fly for free with protective media coverage and it’s always the fault of somebody else. A Kenyan playing on our trillions thanks to China.
...not to mention problems with the Pentagon being forced to hire UNION contractors, workers, etc.....
Dumber....and even dumber....
politics before real-world facts and American interests. as usual for dems.
"All warfare is based
upon deception" - Sun Tzu
The only deception here is Obama to the American people.
He is not committed to winning the mission...so no further US lives should be lost.
NYT Headline: More Troops To Afghanistan — Bush’s Fault
So if the Presidential election were in 2014 instead of 2012, we’d stay in Afghanistan until 2013, and Obamacare wouldn’t take effect until 2015. The Dems are a bunch of self-interested POS’s.
Stunning? Not in the least. Breaking? Been out there for a couple days. Is there anything new buried on page 2?
Head fake, then cut and run. What a grand war plan.
So in other words OUR TROOPS are to be USED as political PAWNS for the ZEROs 2012 Campaign for Prez.
THIS IS FRIKKING OUTRAGOUS.
The ()**^%*%)( is going to start his campaign in July 2011, and use the troops to try to bring his base back.
These DUMS are downright EVIL.
I agree 100%. In the back of my mind, there is a nagging suspicion that this may be a ploy to obtain Taliban concessions in a secret negotiation. I know, I am so distrustful of this administration (CIC and SOS).
“U.S. troops will start leaving region ‘well before’ end of first term”!!!!!!!!!
>>>By 2011, 0bama will start to triangulate.
And by 2011, the lingering effects of the past administration’s failed policies will REALLY start to show themselves..../SARC
CUT AND WALK, like CUT AND RUN but noone can sense your panic and defeat.
Telegraph to Al Qaeda: behave for one year and the country is yours.
When did war strategy become something that needs to be broadcast to the world?
LOL!Thanx-I needed that
“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...”
Don’t forget the crown jewel of the current rules of engagement: no civilian casualties allowed or tolerated!
Very practical thinking in a conflict where NONE of the enemy wear a uniform.
He isn’t ‘0’ for nothing!
Oh, wonderful. The Magnificent One is telling the Taliban how long they have to hold out.
Best president since FDR....../s
Ask Carville, Carter, Beckel......
July 2011, no matter what is going on there. Now what coincides with around July 2011. I see he’s still he’s in campaign mode. MO has no intention of leaving the WH in 3 years. She be likin’ her new digs and the perks that go along with it. She wants that last 4 year so she can travel, do things they can’t do now. Lame ducks don’t care about polls.
The Taliban can just wait until 2012, and then Afghanistan is theirs if ZerObama is still there.
Should we start referring to Michelle as his first wife?
All The terrorists have to do is hold out in caves for three years then it is open season in Afghanistan again.
Well played Obama .. who made this tactical decision up Bonzo or Captain Kangaroo?