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Friday, January 11, 2013

President Obama Says American Military Involvement in Afghanistan Is Almost Over

Posted by on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Or, as BuzzFeed puts it, "Mission (Almost) Accomplished."

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday discussed plans to vastly reduce — if not entirely end — the American troop presence in Afghanistan by 2014, the White House said..."The reason we went to war in the first place is now within reach," Obama said of denying al Qaeda a safe haven in Afghanistan and announcing that in the coming months Afghan forces will take over responsibility security for their country.

"Starting this spring our troops will have a different mission — training, advising, and assisting Afghan forces," Obama said.

Weirdly, this statement was not delivered by President Obama from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Nor was he wearing a tight-crotched flight suit, or standing in front of a big, red-white-and-blue banner. How does Obama expect anyone to take him seriously, I ask you?


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Will in Seattle 1
Just leave and text Karzai that we broke up with him afterwards.

China can provide their own air, naval, and ground units to protect their resource extraction, instead of US doing it for free.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
al queda hasn't had a "safe haven" in afghanistan for 10 years. i guess obama has to say something.

how long will karzai stay after we leave? i give him 3 months.
Posted by Max Solomon on January 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Rhett Oracle 3
Afghansitan (sic)
Posted by Rhett Oracle on January 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Aghanistanirama bing bang.

Meanwhile, al-Qaeda continues to get most of it's funding and volunteers from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Even today.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 11, 2013 at 2:08 PM · Report this

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