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Obama takes the lead

Posted by esh_ga z7 GA (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 16:43

NATO leaders signed off Monday on President Barack Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year and the withdrawal of the U.S.-led international military force by the end of 2014.

Bravo Mr. President for taking the lead and setting direction.

Course it's probably just a political stunt to make him look all leadership-y going into the election.

Karzai reiterated his commitment to the timetable, "so that Afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of our friends in the international community, on the shoulders of the United States and our other allies.

"Afghanistan, indeed, Mr. President, as you very rightly put it, is looking forward to an end to this war, and a transformational decade," he said.

Under Obama's plan, reminiscent of the Iraq withdrawal, security for Afghanistan would transition to Afghan forces by the middle of next year. NATO troops would then remain in training and advisory role to help beef up Afghan forces until their withdrawal at the end of 2014, followed by the new mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces.

And as expected the Taliban wasn't happy - they want people to leave at once.

Here is a link that might be useful: source


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This is one time when the Taliban and Americans are in agreement!


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