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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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.
Pretty disgusting coming from a punk who has never claimed responsibility for anything he’s touched.
Brilliant Barry’s Plan in Five Easy Steps:
Step 1. Publish the name of the CIA’s Afghanistan Station Chief.
Step 2.....Ahh....maybe I should stop here.
Uh, are they going to be able to keeps their doctors?
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Remember when he said Afghanistan was THE GOOD WAR ?
Now he has lost it, and for anyone who knows what is actually going on in Iraq, now, the sad fact is that Obama has quietly also lost there, also.
In fact not a single Obama success floats into my mind.
EVERY country hates us more, and all the econ metrics are worse.
Raise the surrender flag and declare victory?
“Americas commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure,”
Says the guy who left our plans there in Limbo for the better part of a year because he feared it would hurt his chances to get health reform passed. Even Diane Feinstein got on his case over that one.
with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their countrys security. .................................. All I can say is; The Poor Bastids, how soon can we expect the first influx of Afghan boat people to arrive?
Did obama tell them if they come under attack that no one will help them if can help it.
The msm will ignore the slaughter as they do in Iraq to protect their golden child just like they did in Vietnam.
>> After all the sacrifices weve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win ...”
Perhaps he’s referring to the Country as a whole. Or maybe he has sacrificed something we’re not aware of.
“you have helped to win ...”
I suppose by “you”, he’s referring to the troops, not the White House kitchen staff that no doubt provides help feeding White House personnel.
To ensure the safety of AMERICA, muhammedan demon spawn must be decimated and neutralized, wherever they are concentrated in great number and have demonstrated belligerence towards the USA.
This moslem in the WH is taking a defeat lap and sending a message to the ragheads that they can resume attacking the West as long as he is in office.
The next 30 months will be chock full of horror.
No, strike that. I'm grandfathering in my original belief that they're all sacks of Godless horse sh!t. Sorry, Lord. I gotta draw a line somewhere.
Responsible end to an irresponsible war?
cut and run = responsible end....
One way to start is to ‘accidentally’ release and publish the name of the top CIA agent in the area. Oh they already did that. Treason has been committed about 10 time by this dictator.
Mandatory military service and a dedicated war tax...let everyone have some skin in the game. Then let’s see how hungry we are for perpetual war.
imagine obama lecturing anyone about being “responsible”
The Senator Kerry said, “Nothing bad happened after we left Viet Nam.”
Thats already a lie. Obama's ROE have already killed proportionately more Americans in Afghanistan than died under his predecessor.
Or maybe thats what he deems as 'responsible'.
Why aren’t American citizens marching in the streets, demanding an end to this war like during Viet Name? Maybe because the MSM refuses to show us what is actually happening there. The longest war and what do we have to show for it? Lots of dead Americans and billions of dollars wasted.
Odumbo could end the war against the American people peacefully if he would just commit suicide. (sarc)
Oh, wait. I think I remember...
I’m also not to the point of ‘loving the sinner not the sin,’ when it comes to evil doers like child rapists, child murderers and evil democrats. Heck, look at our Founders! Brave, honest men. They wouldn’t put up with this current bunch and their crap.
God bless and keep you, dearest Viking2002.
The dimrats are so good at surrendering.
And down the road, we will be at it again.