Skip to comments.Vice President Joe Biden: July 2011 Might Mean Just 'a Few Thousand' Troops Returning
Posted on 07/18/2010 12:16:28 PM PDT by Nachum
"As few as a couple thousand troops" could be returning home from America's longest war at the July 2011 target for a "transition" in Afghanistan, Vice President Joe Biden told "This Week" in an exclusive interview.
Biden previously was quoted in Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise," as saying, "In July of 2011 you're going to see a whole lot of people moving out. Bet on it."
But he clarified to ABC News' Jake Tapper: "If you read three or four paragraphs above that, Jonathan was making a very valid point. He was saying a lot in the military think they outmaneuvered the president to render the July date meaningless. And I was saying that's simply not true.
"The military signed on," Biden said. "[Afghanistan commander Gen. David] Petraeus signed on. Everybody signed on to not a deadline, but a transition, a beginning of a transition."
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Tell me again, how does this differ from Bush’s plan?
While most of us disagree with the whole stupid notion of a withdrawl timetable, the Far Left is going to tear Biden and Obama new ones if they backpedal on this. It should cost BHO at least 5 points off his already plumetting approval ratings as even moonbats turn on him.
Favorable press and maybe (just maybe) an intention on Bush's part to actually leave something approaching a decent government vs. enough window dressing that Obama can somehow claim not have lost a war.
Good plan-rather than a complete withdrawal, we’ll just weaken the forces that are there.