Obama Breaks ANOTHER Promise: Will Keep MORE Troops In Afghanistan After Renewed CHAOS
President Selfie will awake in a few hours to discover that President Valerie Jarrett has changed her mind on getting our troops out of Afghanistan after that country has fallen into utter chaos. She also ordered the state-run media to make sure no one assigns any of the blame to Obama.
More from NBC News:
President Barack Obama plans to keep 5,500 U.S. troops across Afghanistan into 2017, senior administration officials told NBC News — well more than the small security force he promised last year.
The United States currently has about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan — sharply down from 100,000 that were in the country as recently as 2010. Obama said last year that he wanted to withdraw nearly all of them by the end of 2016, leaving only about 1,000 to provide security for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
The president is expected to make a formal announcement sometime Thursday morning that he plans to maintain 5,500 troops at bases in Bagram, Jalalabad and Kandahar into 2017 and the term of his successor, the U.S. officials said Wednesday night.
Obama reconsidered after a months-long review of U.S. policy in the region, which has included regular discussions with top Afghan leaders, including President Ashraf Ghani, one of the officials said.
The larger contingent of troops will have the same “limited mission,” the officials said: counterterrorism activities against al-Qaeda and its affiliates, along with training Afghan personnel to make sure Washington has a “capable partner.” They said it would cost $14.6 billion to keep the larger force in the country, while Obama’s original Kabul-only presence would have cost about $10 billion.
So doesn’t this mean that Obama’s plan has been a complete failure in Afghanistan, and in Iraq, in Yemen, and Syria, and pretty much everywhere else?
Oh and they’re ignoring what the obvious cause of this change in policy is:
Uhhh the White House is saying that Afghan violence ISN'T the reason for the enormous policy change? LOL! Then what the hell is it? #idiots
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) October 15, 2015
I thought Muslims were going to respect us more because Obama had eaten puppies in Indonesia and said the Islamic call to prayer was the most beautiful thing he’s ever heard? I guess Muslims have short memories. Or… Obama is a tool.