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Obama: When War in Afghanistan Is Over, We Will Fight a War in Afghanistan
cns news ^ | 2/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 02/13/2013 10:53:40 AM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night that he will end the war in Afghanistan by the end of next year, and that after that he will keep tens of thousands of American troops in Afghanistan to fight a war in Afghanistan.

“And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” said Obama.

For the period after 2014, he said, “We are negotiating an agreement with the Afghan government that focuses on two missions: training and equipping Afghan forces so that the country does not again slip into chaos, and counter-terrorism efforts that allow us to pursue the remnants of al Qaeda and their affiliates.”

Thus, U.S. forces left in Afghanistan after the war is “over,” will “pursue the remnants of al Qaeda and their affiliates.”

“Tonight, we stand united in saluting the troops and civilians who sacrifice every day to protect us. Because of them, we can say with confidence that America will complete its mission in Afghanistan, and achieve our objective of defeating the core of al Qaeda,” said Obama. “Already, we have brought home 33,000 of our brave servicemen and women. This spring, our forces will move into a support role, while Afghan security forces take the lead. Tonight, I can announce that over the next year, another 34,000 American troops will come home from Afghanistan. This drawdown will continue. And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2013sotu; afghanistan; afghanwar; alqaeda; bho44; bhogwot; bhosotu; exitstrategy; obama; oef; oefveterans; taliban; timeline; war; wot
Words fail him.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 10:53:49 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/13/2013 10:55:02 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

? He is beyond FAIL


3 posted on 02/13/2013 10:55:25 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Nachum
“And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” said Obama.

He needs to find an aircraft carrier backdrop to make this pronouncement !

4 posted on 02/13/2013 10:56:46 AM PST by llevrok (The only thing Obama has achieved are rapid executive orders.)
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To: Nachum

I am sure in a support role they will be unarmed and be at the mercy of any Benghazi actions.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 10:57:24 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: llevrok

Carrier Pigeon more like it.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 10:58:15 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: Nachum

War of the drones.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:59:59 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nachum

His boring, uninspiring sophomoric speech is typical of marxist morons. He and the Clintons are in a class of their own. Not only do they ALWAYS deliver uninspiring speeches, but they are the worst thing that’s happened to America in my lifetime and that covers FDR to the present halfrican.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 11:04:45 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: llevrok; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

Whatever the script said, I could swear last night that he said “Our war on Afghanistan will be over.” Anyone else catch that?


9 posted on 02/13/2013 11:05:46 AM PST by ntnychik
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To: Nachum

This sock puppet needs better script writers. He doesn’t have any idea what they’ve written, but he’ll read it anyway. What a jackass!


10 posted on 02/13/2013 11:12:37 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Nachum
“Tonight, we stand united in saluting the troops and civilians who sacrifice every day to protect us. Because of them, we can say with confidence that America will complete its mission in Afghanistan, and achieve our objective of defeating the core of al Qaeda,” said Obama. “Already, we have brought home 33,000 of our brave servicemen and women. This spring, our forces will move into a support role, while Afghan security forces take the lead. Tonight, I can announce that over the next year, another 34,000 American troops will come home from Afghanistan. This drawdown will continue. And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.

Did anyone tell alqaeda that they have been defeated?

11 posted on 02/13/2013 11:14:22 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Nachum
"Obama: When War in Afghanistan Is Over, We Will Fight a War in Afghanistan"


12 posted on 02/13/2013 11:20:26 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Nachum

“and counter-terrorism efforts that allow us to pursue the remnants of al Qaeda and their affiliates.”

The statement is Wizard of Oz myth and pretense.

It pretends that dealing with the Taliban will be an “Afghan government” problem, while we continue to pursue “Al Queda and their affiliates” in Afghanistan, and never the twain shall meet. LOL.

That is not ignorance, it’s simply outright lieing.

If we are still in Afganistan pursuing Al Queda and its affiliates, then Al Queda and its affiliates will be working with the Taliban, and the Taliban will be working with them and ipso facto the war in Afghanistan will NOT be over; pretense to the contrary by the Wizard of Oz or not.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 11:21:02 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Nachum

Unfortunately its probably the truth.

That’s what soft war gets you. More war.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 11:22:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

Our knee-grow interloper in our White House continues to dazzle us with his pre-written-by-someone-else logic sprawled on a teleprompter. But Rubio taking a sip of water gets all the RIM all a tizzy!


15 posted on 02/13/2013 11:24:32 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Nachum

I’m sure that , in this “agreement”, will be provisions that our soldiers will be left unarmed and unable to defend themselves. We’re worried about obamacare death panels—he’s a death panel of one for our troops.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 11:28:43 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum

Who cares? Just as long as I get my smack.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 11:31:38 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Nachum

Wow, if he weren’t so awesomely brilliant, we’d all think he’s a blithering idiot.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 11:39:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Nachum
Our remaining troops will “pursue the remnants of al Qaeda and their affiliates.”

To what end? Tag them and tell 'em they're "it?" And, oh by the way, the absence of mention of the ongoing conflict with the Taliban is glaring.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 11:42:30 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Nachum

People think that people who are Evil are also geniuses. Rarely is that true. He is evil, mentally unfit and incompetent, brain damaged, and emotionally crippled.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 11:44:11 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

“Rube Goldberg” White House.. lots of bells and whistles.. thing-a-ma-gigs that do nothing.. dancing drones and tin horns..

The United States White House is a TOY... a Teddy Bear.. Sock Puppet.. with stuffed federal officials..
I only WISH this was hyperbole.. it isn’t..

It is as REAL as the price of gasoline.. and voter fraud making your vote worthless..
American politics has become a play room for the autistic..
Democrats are savants, republicans are just stupid..


21 posted on 02/13/2013 1:07:31 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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