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America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
The agreement would allow not only military trainers to stay to build up the Afghan army and police, but also American special forces soldiers and air power to remain.
“If the job is not done, then several thousand troops, even special forces, will not be able to do the job that 150,000 troops couldn’t do. It is not possible.”
Originally posted by aRogue
I still remember when Obama was elected for president... Oh, the promises he made...
I'll close down Gitmo...
I'll pull out the troops...
He's gone totally backwards with what he said he'll do.
And we all got suckered into thinking he was the real deal... Never again.
Btw what's to say Ron paul won't keep his promises?
I will promise you this: that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank!
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I bet we never leave.We have a habit of keeping troops around in the countries we invade.edit on 19-8-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pavil
That's usually how the protocol goes. We never leave. I bet in 2024 the Afghan central govt. will still be as weak as it is now. They (Afghans) just aren't into having a real government. They would rather have all their little petty warlords and Clans. They shouldn't even be classified as a real country, sorta like Pluto, they are a "dwarf country". I hope the Afghans prove me wrong, I'm not holding my breath.