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US restates commitment to Afghanistan

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:44 AM
President Obama and an American diplomat in Afghanistan said the U.S. is NOT "rethinking" our position in Afghanistan.

Other comments say the Taliban would regain power if the U.S. were to just pull out, as well as al Qaeda.

Published February 26, 2012
Associated Press

The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul and a campaign adviser to President Barack Obama said Sunday the U.S. isn't rethinking its commitment to Afghanistan after violent protests left more than two dozen people dead, including two American shot inside a government ministry.

U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Robert Gibbs, Obama's former press secretary, said they believe Afghan President Hamid Karzai's fragile government could collapse and the Taliban would regain power if the U.S. were to walk away.

At a NATO summit meeting in May in Chicago, the alliance and Karzai intend to determine the path to turning over full security responsibility to the Afghan government by the end of 2014.

Fox Report

Some Republican candidates have differing opinions.

posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:51 AM
The Taliban would regain power if we left?? What is it they are doing while Obama is staying and negotiating peace terms while releasing their leaders from military lock-up? They're coming back to power either way. I just want to see our people OUT before that happens now. We lost.
Now let's mitigate the damage and leave.

Didn't he promise the public he would end the damn thing if we elected him? Well..... I didn't vote for the conman, but plenty of others did in the belief that this war would end under his Presidency. lol... so much for that.

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