This just in…I guess…US ‘to send 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan’


Well, well, well. Our Ditherer in Chief is set to finally make the announcement on his decision in a prime time address to the nation next Tuesday evening. This can only mean one thing; it will pre-empt the “V” episode that I planned on watching. You can read below what the supposed plans are, but I’m not holding my breath. Anything Obama does these days is to wiggle the poll numbers in order to pass healthcare. Don’t believe me? stand by and see when they plan on voting for the bill and the timing of his announcement. Nothing this president does is genuine…except the destruction of our great nation, of course.

Ditherer in Chief

Barack Obama is expected to send 34,000 more US troops to Afghanistan when he unveils his long-awaited strategy for the Afghan conflict next Tuesday, US media reports said today.

The Politico website said the US president would make a prime time address to the American people to announce his plans for what he has described as “a war of necessity”.

Just as significant as the number of troops, however, will be pointers to a US exit strategy – something that will be closely watched by the British government, which is under public pressure to withdraw 9,000 UK troops from Afghanistan.

The McClatchy news service reported that the White House plan contained “off-ramps” – points, starting as early as next June, at which Obama could decide to continue to increase troop numbers, halt deployments and adopt a more limited strategy or “begin looking very quickly at exiting”, depending on political and military progress.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/barack-obama-us-troops-afghanistan

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