Skip to comments.World Leaders Give Afghan Security Forces 5 Years to Take Control
Posted on 06/26/2010 8:41:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
As Gen. David Petraeus prepares to try and save a troubled war effort in Afghanistan, the world's eight top industrial democracies on Saturday set a timeline of five years for security forces there to "assume increasing responsibility."
The countries -- the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia -- said in a joint statement that a conference in Kabul in July would be an important setting for assessing progress in implementing commitments made in January to train more than 100,000 additional Afghan security forces by the end of next year.
The G-8 leaders said it was important to accelerate efforts to make sure the country's own security forces can "assume increasing responsibility within five years."
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And now it looks like he is committing US troops for 5 more years.
“Just words... just speeches...”
The left wing would rather burkas and worship Wallah than support a war by the Bush monster!!!
I give Obama two years to LOSE control.
Petraeus called for this as a line in the sand IMO. Probably said he wouldn't take the helm unless the 5 year timeline was announced.
This is a huge humiliation for Obama whose henchmen were calling only last weekend for a pullout in July '11..a complete turnaround. The far left is going to be blazing mad.
I don’t think Petraeus agreed on a 5 year time line, but I’ll bet he told Obastard that he wouldn’t take the job unless he could modify the rules of engagement to what he wanted them to be and that Obastard would have to back down from the June 2011 pullout date.
Concerning the 5 year timeline...I would be surprised if an announcement would be made with the G8 in full agreement without the top Commander's counsel.
Brett Winterble from Covert Radio Show and Bill Roggio from Long War Journal broke this down tonight.
I love a happy ending.....
If Petraeus forced a new timeline, any new timeline, it's a nice move. Kill the “date certain” forever and embarrass O with his idiot base in one clean shot.
That’s my prayer too.
Yep, I think we’re all resting better with Petraeous at the helm....no doubt the soldiers are. Let’s just pray the politicians will let them do their job now.
Blah, blah, blah...we are all about peace...blah, blah,...we don’t want to hurt anyone even if the enemy is wearing a dress (as verified today)...and just more blah..................
this all points to my idea that McCrystal did all this on purpose and said to Obozo...”Checkmate!”.
A brilliant strategy,as mcrystal knew there was no way to win and if he just left quietly, none of this would get out and the next General would not have the clout that Petreus has now.
That’s about the time of the 2012 election.
I agree and the 5 year timeline will give Petraeus breathing room while still allow the OSTUPID one to claim there is a planned withdrawal.
This 5 yr timeline can and will be extended as long as Petraeus is in charge over there and should he ask for more time.
Taliban are thankful they’ve been given notice that they only have to fight Allied troops for 5 more years.
Mil HQs across the board know this WH does not have its heart in this fight....Be that Stan or GWOT. But they are together nonetheless for the next 2 1/2 years and have to make do. With The Obama Admin continually talking "pull out dates"....There was no way for McCrystal's plan to be accomplished ...So McCrystal basically called Obama out.
He was either going to keep McCrystal in charge and have his Admin shut up on pull out dates and loosen ROEs, (ROEs on the conventional guys...Understand, SOF ROEs remained whatever they deemed neccessary)....or Obama was going to fire him and have him replaced...(thus with that, the Military would get the same result it needed, as a new General would be in a much more powerful position to call the shots over Obama with regards to what needs to happen on the ground in Stan). That is exactly what has happened with Pretraeus these past couple days...
Mann tracht und Gott lacht ... Yiddish proverb—Man Plans and God Laughs
Don't think the pres__ent wasn't looking for a way out of the promises forced on him by his base. Perhaps based on Yon's assessment of McChrystal, Obama knew he could throw in a journalist from a friendly media outlet and the frat boys would trip themselves up in no time at all. And that's just what they did.
That is pretty funny though the site of the Commies freaking out over their “War President” lol
Yep, slices and hooks are the future for Obama.
The change will go unnoticed by all.
Kinda reminds me of pre-Columbus native americans. They fought and killed and raped and plundered each other long before the bad Europeans set foot on this continent. Also, reminds me of the tribal British Isles who fought and killed and raped and plunder during its early years after the Roman Empire fell. And so it goes throughout history.
However, most every culture/nation has long since become civilized. Aftcrapistan seems to have a particular problem with growing up. As long as they remain tribal, there is no hope. If we left tomorrow, they would resort back to shooting women in soccor stadiums within months.