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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: We're getting out of Afghanistan.

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Originally Posted by RidonKs
lol @ zero
Zero might be a trial balloon or a leveraging position with the military. Apparently, Petraeus and the military boxed Obama in when he did his first Afghan policy review. Obama said he was going to listen to his general's advice on how could end the war responsibly and they gave him three options. One option was the one they wanted and the other two were shitty bogus options, they knew he couldn't approve. They wanted to kick the can down the road and then decide based on "conditions on the ground." Afterwards, Obama realized they played him and that's why he made 2014 a hard date. Anyhow about the zero, here's what the article said.

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Obama did not say today—probably because he hasn’t yet decided—how many troops, if any, the United States will keep in Afghanistan after 2014. The military wants at least 10,000. Some in the White House are reportedly talking about 2,500 to 6,000 or perhaps even zero. The more basic question is what the president wants the troops to do.
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