“His plan comes up short. There’s not enough troops, not enough resources and not enough urgency. What President Bush and Senator McCain don’t understand is that the central front in the War on Terror is not in Iraq and never was. The central front is in Afghanistan and Pakistan where the terrorists who hit us on 9-11 are still plotting attacks seven years later.”
September 9, 2008
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But, that was just a campaign speech.
Today Barack Obama announced that the US will begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 2011.
He didn’t mention anything about “victory” or “urgency” in his speech:
The AP reported: Prior to getting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, President Barack Obama met with the Prime Minister of Norway. The President said once again that he plans to start drawing down U.S. Forces in Afghanistan in July of 2011. (Dec. 10)