Skip to comments.Obama pledges to end Afghanistan war at year’s end
Posted on 05/25/2014 7:29:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama is promising U.S. forces in Afghanistan that Americas longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.
The president made a surprise visit Sunday to Bagram Air Field to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with troops.
He says the war is at a pivotal moment, with Afghan forces taking over primary responsibility for the security of their country.
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They just had a record crop of opium.Let the bribe money flow.
With Karzai turning his back by not meeting with him, I hope all our troops are taken out.
The US would be doing a humanitarian act by defoliating all of the poppy crops in Afghanistan — as we pull out.
Just get our troops the hell out of Afghanistan. The only thing we are accomplishing is getting our troops killed. One month after we leave, the tribes will be back to killing each other and their primitive lifestyle will continue.
November elections...those are in November
Years' End...typically Late December.
They will campaign on this as though it were somehow a victory. (Think..."al queda is on the run" for talking pointal equivalence, here)
After we bug out? One suspects, and fears, that Afghanistan might experience the very reciprocal of victory.
Should Putin send the thank-you bouquet to the White House or would you prefer to have them sent somewhere else?
If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the rulers bidding.Obama had egg on his face when the positive results of the Fallujah surge (which he opposed as senator) were announced. Imagine a general that followed Sun Tzus maxim and did not let opportunities slip away, the least of which was to keep the ambassadors in Benghazi safe?
The Art Of War, 10:23
He's now going to do the same thing with Afghanistan, pull out, and declare himself the victor over the bodies of the dead.
No doubt the MSM will cheer him and continue to prop the fraud of frauds up.
On Memorial Day we honor the brave dead who helped keep us free. His being CIC might be the greatest slap in the face of history ever.
Shame on America.
I’m sure the AP would love the bouquet, poison gas and all.
We are pulling out of afghanistan in december, PERIOD!
If you like your Taliban, you can keep your Taliban. Period.
And then what?
I didn’t allude to Churchill’s warning to Chamberlain for nothing.
Should have just carpet bombed the hell out of that place and moved on ... no boots on the ground.
Tough to disagree with that.
Yeah, we’re leaving because they won’t sign a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) to protect our troops from war crimes and other prosecution.
I’ve never heard of a war won in that fashion. I’m not saying it wasn’t needed, but I just haven’t heard of it.
There will be a round of killings in Afghanistan first after the administration outed the top CIA official there. Any Afghan remotely connected to him is as good as dead.
That acronym is so non-evocative of anything military as to give one the chills.
This surprise visit is in hopes of “showing” how he supports military. After all he has to do something with the VA scandal blowing up in his face.
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