OPEN THREAD: Obama’s Afghan Cut-&-Run Speech – “The Tide of War Is Receding”
You knew it was only a matter of time.
Obama opens by whining about the War in Iraq.
Obama withdraws 33,000 troops by next year – the entire surge of troops.
US casualty rate in Afghanistan has increased five-fold under Obama.
Obama says he will pressure Pakistan.
Obama announces that, “The tide of war is receding.”
Obama strawman: Some would have us react militarily to every global conflict.
Obama, “We will support democratic movements across the Arab world.” (except Syria)
Obama, “We spent a trillion dollars in a decade of war.” (And, blew another trillion on a failed stimulus)
Of course, Obama did not mention ‘victory’ in his speech.
Here is the transcript to tonight’s speech.