Skip to comments.Obama: Troops Will Stay in Afghanistan Through 2016
Posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the United States is finishing the job it started in Afghanistan.
The president says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.
Obama said from the Rose Garden on Tuesday, quote: "This is the year we will conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan."
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Did we win?
Didn’t he just speak a couple days ago about having everyone out this year?
Imagine how those Afghans who decided to help us feel about American now.
We either win the battles and surrender or just surrender.
What “combat mission” is that, Obama? Arming and training the terrorists?
Ya think he told the troops that little detail, when he was visiting?
Lord, watch over them.
Mission Accomplished ??? or #Mission Accomplished ???
Why in sam hell are we still in this place? Close to 15 years at war in a place that means nothing to our national security.
How bout Messy-co? Now there's a real threat. How many of our men are going to die in Afghanistan before we leave? What is our mission?
Lots of folks going to die over this as the Taliban comes back into power—and start to kill folks in their bid to return to the 7th Century. US Troops should leave NOW before the bloodbath.
Ya. We won.... several years ago.
Protect the world supply of opium.
Exactly. We beat the crap out of the Taliban, Bin Laden is dead, etc. etc. etc. By all accounts we have won. And that was several years ago.
Our >current< mission is nation building which is foolish and a complete waste of resources in my opinion. The locals have to want it and it appears that they don’t.
>>What is our mission?
Protect the world supply of opium.<<
Well, on 2nd thought....lol
Didnt he just speak a couple days ago about having everyone out this year?
Isn’t that what Plugs Biden said in his debate with Ryan?
I can’t believe that he wasn’t being truthful.
Hey now. Remember, Afghanistan was the War that the Democrats supported.
They hated that other War, where we Freed 25 Million Iraqi’s from a Dictator that had murdered 350,000 + of his own Countrymen.
I’m pretty sure we won that War, but with the slavish Liberal Media and their weekly Troop Death Count, the one that mysteriously stopped when The One took Office, most Americans don’t see it as any sort of a Victory.
The Iraqi’s now have Self Determination thanks to the sacrifices of the United States Military. It’s far from perfect, but it’s the best that can be expected given their Culture IMHO.
Well I kinda part from ya on the self determination thing, but at least our brave troops sent that evil Hussien to hell along with his two sadistic sons.
I thought he told the Troops on Sunday, last tour of that wretched country? Everything that comes out of his mouth is vomit.
Got to keep the Bahgram opium pipeline open.
Insane. Absolutely insane.
Just because he hates the military and wants them to suffer and die and be out of the USA.
My utter loathing for the steaming pile in the WH constantly increases. Loathing is too weak a word.
The few he’s going to leave there will be marked men.
Bring them all home. It’s going to be lost to the Taliban , go ahead and get completely out.
I’m thinking we are the ones losing our “self determination” with the complicit Media that lets the Ruling Class get away with anything and everything without any blowback.
Keeping the Electorate dumbed down is the name of the game.
What the hell is two years and more American lives wasted going to for a country that does not want Freedom!
Get everyone out now! How can this fool have one more American life on his conscience!
Who ever said A Sacrifice was needed and that is all it will be, lives lost for Rhetoric. Sad day for the USA!
Fight to win or get out. Anything else is cruel. It’s cruel to our Soldiers and their families and it’s cruel to the people of Afghanistan.
The instant he announced a pullout date we /Afghanistan lost.
The Afghans we had on our side realized what would happen to them when we left and switched sides.
Can’t blame them, survival.
What number lie is that now? Gotta be in the thousands by now.
I hardly think Iraq was a success; there has been civil war since we left, and it is far from over. The midnight retreat out of there said it all; we couldn’t have victory without defining what “victory” meant. The search for “weapons of mass destruction” failed.