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Afghanistan was what this summit was all about. As US President Barack Obama put it, "matching real resources to goals".
How real some of the commitments made here in Strasbourg really are will only emerge in time but Mr Obama himself seems to have gone away well-pleased with what has been achieved.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
The Obama effect... are you kiding me? The BS effect?
More troops into Afghanistan from NATO. So Obama's +21.000 +5000 from NATO and Obama will probably put even more troops at the end of the year. +10.000
So basically he did the whole thing for public relations. Pentagon asks 30.000, he says 17.000 troops, that's what the medias reports. Then on some BS attack, he puts 4.000 more, then he'll put 10.000 more at the end of the year... making it 31.000... more than the Pentagon asked.
What the people think: 17.000 troops.
What the reality will be: 31.000 troops.
He's all about PR.