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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not be in Afghanistan eight years from now, the White House said on Wednesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to explain to Americans next week why he is expanding the war effort.
After months of deliberation and fending off Republican charges that he was dithering on Afghanistan while violence there surged, Obama will address the nation on Tuesday on the way forward in the costly and unpopular eight-year war.
Originally posted by dgtempeI think George is under Obamas desk....still....
They should have said until 2012 to really blow our minds.
Originally posted by jam321
Read between the lines.
He never said we will be there eight more years. As it is no timetable has been set.
I expect troop withdrawal announcement in 2012 during election year.
Obama gets votes for making announcement.
His job will be to approve as much war and bad legislation as possible while he has a free pass he just supported the patriot act again and the media barely mentioned it lol he is like the Teflon Don.
I hope your right i could care less if he gets elected again if it means he pulls the troops out but you seem to not grasp why wars are waged
and you also seem to think he actually needs to DO anything to get elected again.
I am not saying he needs, I am saying he will. He is a politician. His decisions are based on polls, popularity, and VOTES.