esquire.com – The president came out and gave a very depressing statement from the White House on Wednesday morning. In 2008, he campaigned on extricating the United States from its ill-designed adventures in southwest Asia. On Wednesday, he admitted that, yes, there will still be 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan when the next person takes the job in January.
This, I believe, has to be killing him. Per CNN:
Speaking from the White House, Obama said he would draw down troops to 8,400 by the end of his administration, from the initial target of 5,500. The current level of troops in Afghanistan is 9,800. “The security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious,” Obama said. “I strongly believe it is in our national security interest … that we give our Afghan partners the best opportunities to succeed.”
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