Skip to comments.Obama pledges "responsible end" to Afghanistan war
Posted on 05/25/2014 8:37:02 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and Americas longest war comes to a close.
Americas commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure, he pledged.
Speaking to troops gathered in an airplane hangar on this sprawling military base, Obama said the war had reached a pivotal point, with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their countrys security. But while many of the 32,800 U.S. forces now in Afghanistan will leave in the coming months, Obama said a continued military presence could help protect gains made during nearly 13 years of fighting.
After all the sacrifices weve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win and were going to make sure that Afghanistan can never again, ever, be used again to launch an attack against our country, Obama declared.
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Withdrawal with honor?
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Oops, Peace With Honor, sorry.
Which van driver wrote that speech?
Obama does a “Full Nixon”
History is written by the victors. I hope we are. :)
Hussein’s lexicon does not include the word “responsible”.
“Quitters never win, and Winners never quit,” unless one leads from behind, which always makes one look like an Ass.
Oh yes, you’re right, dearest Nachum.
I so pray we are the victors.
Oh, well, if he promised, it shall come to pass. Just like his other promises.
I don’t care the reason, I don’t care the why, I don’t care the who ... just get our troops out of Afghanistan before we loose more of our finest.
The Obama "Responsible End" of the Afghan War
More good men dead for nothing. Seen this act too many times to even believe in the use of the military anymore. When the bad guys put boots on American soil, then I’ll support this kind of . . . don’t even have words for it.
This so-called president is a miserable failure, and it is all by “design” to bring America down
A pervert who prefers golf & butt sex to leadership has nothing to say to me or the members of the armed forces he fantasizes that he leads. The word “victory” never crosses the b@$t@rd’s fetid lips.
Yeah, I know that. I know three young men that are making the military their first adult decision. One just finished boot and had a lesbian drill Sargent. Honest to God, I tried to talk them out of it.
What a state of affairs.
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