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State Department official: Negotiations to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan starting soon
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT by Perdogg
Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.
Last week, U.S. and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul to talk about the Bilateral Security Agreement that will govern the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, when President Barack Obama said the combat mission in Afghanistan will end and the U.S. will complete the transition of the entire country to Afghan government control.
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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2012; afghanistan; bidenlies; codepinkmia; democrats; flipflop; obama; obamabreakspromises; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamalies; obamaswar; therightwar
posted on 10/16/2012 10:23:00 AM PDT
Impossible. Plugs said we would be leaving in 2014 period. /sar
posted on 10/16/2012 10:26:59 AM PDT
(Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
My son is expecting another deployment to Afghanistan sometime next summer. Obozo and Biteme lie, our soldiers die, and the media are silent. The ROE’s and this feckless idiot in the White House’s foreign policy is getting good Americans murdered.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:32 AM PDT
(Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
So Grin’n Joe was lying through his teeth?
posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:16 AM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
training and advising the Afghan security forces
If they're not trained by now they're NEVER going to be trained. These people are not worth one more American being killed or wounded. We should GET OUT NOW !!!!
posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT
(Card Carrying Infidel)
Is this the Obama Administration’s way of reducing the US Military by attrition?
Bring those Kids Home now! The Middle East has shown it’s discord for the USA!
These Hell Hole Pits of countries will never change. They do not want Peace our a unified Country!
They do not want American intervention, All they want is USA money , your tax dollars, and the lives of your children to be sacrificed for no apparent reason! Strange, how do you have peace talks with a terrorist organisation such as Al Qaida or the Taliban!
Looks Like Blackmail on a huge scale to me!
Load up the B-2’s and Drop!!!!!!!!!!
posted on 10/16/2012 10:50:26 AM PDT
posted on 10/16/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT
(The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
I wouldhave bthem out of there by June.
And every piece of equipment they could carry.
What couldn’t be carried would be destroyed including buildings roads or anything else we gave them or used while there.
posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT
And, what about Iraq, Iran, and the rest of the Middle East/all other terrorist infested countries? What an ongoing, long-term mess!
posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:14 AM PDT
(The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
...the White Houses foreign policy is getting good Americans murdered.
Which is exactly their intent.
posted on 10/16/2012 11:29:28 AM PDT
Sheet of glass.
Vast wasteland unable to sustain life for a 1000 years.
posted on 10/16/2012 11:30:10 AM PDT
(Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
State Department = Hillary = throwing Biden/Obama under Bus!
posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:11 AM PDT
("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
This is not a two sided war. The military is sympathic to the enemy and getting soldiers murdered. Get the troops out. They are warriors, not social workers for goat buggers.
posted on 10/16/2012 1:57:32 PM PDT
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
A Romney CIC can correct the ROEs; will he?
I wonder if they are panicking, and this is a way to disarm Romney?
posted on 10/16/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT
(I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
This same thing happened in Iraq in '09-10.
DoS saw the writing on the wall and was bound and determined to maintain their presence (read: paycheck) in that country. When the negotiations to keep the military footprint fell through, DoS tried to requisition millions of $$ of military equipment and were negotiating for up to 5 large bases (Enduring bases). All so they could sit within their little walled compounds and interfere with the Iraqi government.
Nothing like continuing to spend millions for foreign contractors to maintain support for a bunch of do-nothings when we were supposed to have turned everything over to the host government.
posted on 10/16/2012 3:45:08 PM PDT
(Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
Let’s go on one last hurrah in Afghanistan - carpet bomb some Taliban base,then withdraw immediately and put the troops on the border with Mexico.
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