Obama: Half of US combat troops home within 1 year

Feb 12, 2013 Full story: The Capital-Journal 9

President Barack Obama's decision to bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan will shrink the force to the size he found it when he entered the White House vowing to reinvigorate a stalemated war.

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DENG

Nanjing, China

#1 Feb 12, 2013
US combat troops home within 1 year

HISTORICALLY, TROOPS COMING "HOME" ARE USED TO PUT DOWN UPRISINGS CAUSED BY THE HARDSHIPS OF EXCESSIVE WAR-SPENDINGS AS THE PEOPLE JUST WANT REAL CHANGE THAT'S BLOCKED BY THE DESPOTIC CONTROLS OF GOVERNMENT OF A WAR-ECONOMY DICTATORSHIP.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Feb 13, 2013
And what jobs will they be able to find?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#4 Feb 13, 2013
That's right.

Tell the enemy our plan for troop withdrawal.

All the Taliban has to do now is lay low until all the soldiers leave by the end of 2014.

After that they are free to return to their old tricks.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#7 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
They were supposed to all be out at the end of 2014 and now he is saying half. Damn liar.
Not that I'm in the habit of taking his side (I'm not), but I believe Obama said 1/2 by 'this time' next year (meaning Feb, 2014) and the rest by the end of 2014.

(I could be wrong, but I still think they're scheduled to all be out by the end of next year).
WoW

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#8 Feb 13, 2013
DENG wrote:
US combat troops home within 1 year
HISTORICALLY, TROOPS COMING "HOME" ARE USED TO PUT DOWN UPRISINGS CAUSED BY THE HARDSHIPS OF EXCESSIVE WAR-SPENDINGS AS THE PEOPLE JUST WANT REAL CHANGE THAT'S BLOCKED BY THE DESPOTIC CONTROLS OF GOVERNMENT OF A WAR-ECONOMY DICTATORSHIP.
Hey DUNG, where the hell is my egg drop soup.. get to it!! chop chop!!

FREE TIBET!
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#10 Feb 13, 2013
Deal With It wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong. I am in the service amnd it was at the end of FY14 which is Oct 2014.
Thank you, I stand corrected.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#12 Feb 14, 2013
Best News in months.....Of Course, Presidet Obama is limited in the troop withdrawels, due to timelines designed with our ally's troop drawdowns.....
seqleq

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Feb 14, 2013

Them Troops should have already been home 2 years ago

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#14 Feb 14, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
And what jobs will they be able to find?
Not many if people keep voting for the anti-American worker republicans. Boehner didn't even applaud when jobs creation as mentioned by the President in his State of the Union address.

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