Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Math Doesn't Work for Me

The president said that he would, as promised, begin the US withdrawal this July and that 10,000 of the more than 30,000 troops he sent to war in an escalation of the conflict in 2009 would be home this year.

A further 23,000 surge troops will be withdrawn by next summer, and more yet-to-be announced drawdowns will continue, until Afghan forces assume security responsibility in 2014.


Though Obama said the tide of war was receding, there will still be more than 65,000 troops in Afghanistan when he asks Americans to give him a second term in November 2012.

  Raw Story

[Obama: December 2009] When I took office, we had just over 32,000 Americans serving in Afghanistan.

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