I must have heard him wrong. What he meant was he was going to triple the number of troops.
"In December, Obama ordered 30,000 additional forces into the fight against the Taliban. Those new U.S. troops are still arriving and most are expected to be in place by summer, for a full force of roughly 100,000 U.S. troops. There were about 34,000 when Obama took office."
No point in believing anything out of Obama's mouth.
You can't blame George Bush for that!
I believe he said he would bring the troops home from Iraq, not Afghanistan. Did you miss that part?
Selective deafness. My kids have that, too.
MikeNV is one of the more rabit posters. He's anti-Obama with out the slightest shread of loyalty to truth or objectivity. The timing of the post suggests to me that MikeNV noticed that our President made a surprise visit to the troops in the field in Afghanistan, a gutsy move whether you are a democrat or a republican. Mike want's to neutralize any bump in popularity that might result.
I did not mean rabbit - as in Easter bunny. I meant to say 'rabid' as in mad dog foaming at the mouth. My bad.
by Mark 7 years ago
When will the USA bring the troops home from Afghanistan?It seems like it is long over due that we bring our men home, when will we end this foolish,expensive war?
by TimTurner 8 years ago
Most of you know I am very critical of Obama but it looks like he is going to send about 20,000 to 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan which is what needs to be done. At least, that is the rumor on the street.For all of you who support Obama, I'm assuming you will be against this...
by Real Life Stories 7 years ago
Considering President Obama was elected on an anti-war mandate, has he been a disappointment?President Obama was elected in rebuttle to the aggressive war warmongering of the Bush administration. He was heavily in opposition to the very existence of Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, advocated...
by Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago
Attack on remote Afghan outposts kills 8 US troops - http://bit.ly/3iD702 Obama better get on his job, quit lally gagging around on late night talk shows and decide what hes going to do - Either A - Give McCrystal EVERYTHING he asked for,..NOW !!!!orB - Get the F*ck Out Now...
by Evan G Rogers 6 years ago
Man went crazy from Iraq war.http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ … story.htmlNow we want to invade Iran?"We just marched in, we can just march out" - Ron Paul
by Holle Abee 7 years ago
I think it was great that the POTUS payed a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan. I'm sure these men and women often feel that they perform a thankless job, and a special thanks from the prez had to be a morale-booster.
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