Cut & Run Alert– Obama Already Looking For Way Out of Afghanistan
60 days into his presidency Barack Obama is already looking for a way to cut and run from Afghanistan.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Barack Obama was lecturing Bush and McCain on Afghanistan being the central front in the War on Terror:
But that was back in September.
Now Obama is looking for a way out of Afghanistan.
With democrats it’s always about an “exit strategy.”
It’s never about winning.
The New York Times reported:
The United States must look for a way out of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said, in a signal that the military build-up in Afghanistan will not be open-ended and will lead to the eventual withdrawal of American and NATO troops from the country.
“There’s got to be an exit strategy,” Mr. Obama said in a wide-ranging interview shown Sunday on “60 Minutes” on CBS. “There’s got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift.”
European officials have been outspoken about their plans to leave Afghanistan in the next three to four years. Mr. Obama’s remarks, which were recorded on Friday, indicated that the administration, which has more troops and resources in Afghanistan than European countries do, is also working toward a long-term strategy.
Last month, he announced that he would send 17,000 more American troops to Afghanistan this spring and summer, adding to the 36,000 already there.
In the interview, Mr. Obama also signaled that the United States was redefining its mission in Afghanistan, away from the Bush administration’s broader strategy of promoting democracy, civil society and governance in Afghanistan and toward getting the country to a point where it is not used to start attacks on the United States.
Of course, this is the same man who once said that even genocide was no reason to keep US troops fighting in Iraq.
So is this news really a surprise?