Skip to comments.US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells Karzai
Posted on 02/26/2014 2:06:43 AM PST by Timber Rattler
President Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year's end.
Mr Obama conveyed the message in a phone call to Mr Karzai, who has refused to sign a security agreement.
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I’m tired of our tax dollars going to Muslim countries with nothing to show for it but more Muslims. STOP.
bring our troops home,
all of them.
from germany,england, south korea, japan and the whole mid east.
bring em home and to hell with the world.
Personally, I question this move by this particular President. While I fully agree and feel relieved to get out from another of the world’s hellholes, leaving there with our tail tucked isn’t exactly what I would have in mind.
It is a shame the entire effort was squandered by the President and the leftist agenda on the ROE.
We’ll be back in less than a decade from now, hopefully with a much better defined objective. As the middle east continues to escalate in hostilities with the world, this is very far from the end of the war.
Well, just exactly what else are we supposed to do? Stay in ‘stan forever? We would be making this move under any POTUS IMO.
When we went in 13 years ago I think we knew it wasn’t going to be a nation building exercise really and that we’d be checking out as soon as possible. Iraq’s the same way. We shouldn’t and can’t make them colonies. We can’t stay there indefinitely.
Yep, we shouldn’t stick around there unless the area gets depopulated like we did to the indians. Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t play well in the modern world.
At the very least, we need to bring back the Draft, or better yet, Israeli style compulsory service. It’s just too easy to send somebody else’s kids to War.
Well be back in less than a decade from now, hopefully with a much better defined objective.
These wars are not about our freedom or our safety. They are about corporatism.
Without a bilateral security agreement (BSA) in place, the legal status of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is up in the air and they could potentially be subject to criminal prosecution. One key purpose of the BSA is to formally document the legal status of U.S. military personnel and certify that they are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Conduct under U.S. law rather than the laws of Afghanistan.
Now I would assume that most Pentagon brass today and the entire administration doesn't give a rat's @ss about the troops on the ground, but it gets a bit dicey if the government of Afghanistan issues an arrest warrant sometime down the road against senior U.S. military (or civilian) officials for alleged crimes, atrocities, etc. by the U.S. military. That's the sort of thing that would have enough credibility to keep these people from traveling to third-party countries where the police might actually act on the warrant.
The U.S. military that you see today is the product of a post-1900 globalist empire that has no basis in Constitutional law.
“Well be back in less than a decade from now”
After there’s another smoking crater in a blue city.
Even simpler...yank 10, hell make it 5, random students from each of the Ivy League colleges and send them to combat units every time they are deployed. The elite won’t get us into these messes anymore.
Does the Constitution also make it clear that this country is not supposed to have worldwide interests -- both national security interests and commercial interests?
And Omar that bassturd remains free
eff that plan
“It’s a bluff by Obama.” - KT McFarland, WMAL/ABCNews 8am interview on the Morning Show.
Bring all the troops home, post them on our Mexican border, setup long thin military and training bases along the entire border. Erect the fence and have the men patrol the fence as part of weekly duties.
Let European countries defend their own borders, bring those troops home too!
A year from now, Karzai will be living in a mansion in Switzerland,
or his head will be on a pike in Kabul.
Not just the southern border,
Lot of undesirables slip in from Canada also,
You are correct. How many lives and how much treasure are we willing to pour into these shitholes for no discernible purpose? Obama should have brought them all home the day after his inauguration.
A boy from Kentucky was killed a couple of weeks ago. And it was not for our freedom as so many like to say.
My nephew was killed in Fallujah.
You know, the place we spent so many lives only to give it back to the Taliban.
And for what reason?
Afganistan is rich in uranium and other precious natural materials.
For what, so some American bid ness men can make bundles of money at the expense of our boys?
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