Obusha Administration Backing Away from 2011 Afghan Withdrawal Date

Wednesday, October 10, 2010


“The wars are not meant to be won, they are meant to be permanent.” – George Orwell 1984

Nothing spells reelection more than being a war-time president and this lesson isn’t lost on the current occupant of the White House, President Barack Obusha.

The Obusha administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obusha’s pledge that he’d begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military told McClatchy News.

Expect the new policy will be on display next week during a conference of NATO countries in Lisbon, Portugal, where the administration hopes to introduce a timeline that calls for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan by 2014, the year when Afghan President Hamid Karzai once said Afghan troops could provide their own security.

Last week’s midterm elections also have eased pressure on the Obama administration to begin an early withdrawal. Earlier this year, some Democrats in Congress pressed to cut off funding for Afghanistan operations. With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives beginning in January, however, there will be less push for a drawdown. The incoming House Armed Services chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), told Reuters last week that he opposed setting the date.

On Tuesday, an Obusha White House official told reporters in a conference call arranged to discuss the December review, said the administration might withdraw some troops next July and may hand some communities over to Afghan authorities. But he said a withdrawal from Afghanistan could take “years,” depending on the capability of the Afghan national security forces.

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13 Responses to Obusha Administration Backing Away from 2011 Afghan Withdrawal Date

  1. feminazi says:

    As things stand today, I see absolutely no compelling reason to vote to reelect Obama in 2012. His decline as president is unlike anything I’ve seen in 66 years on this earth. I don’t like or appreciate being lied to and this is precisely what Obama is doing.

  2. VicoDANIEL says:

    Let’s review and score the Obama record.

    DADT repeal: FAIL.
    DOMA repeal: FAIL.
    ENDA enactment: FAIL.
    Single-payer: FAIL.
    U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq: FAIL.
    U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: FAIL.
    Jobs creation: FAIL.

    Obama is a FAILURE. Plain and simple

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  3. Brigadoon says:

    PA Gov. Ed Randell said Obama will face a primary challenger. He wasn’t specific. I’m hearing Democrats want newly elected NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to enter the race but I’m unclear if they mean 2012 or 2016. All I know is Obama is a liar sack of crap and I will not vote to elect him. He needs to go.

  4. Greg Equality Lengkong says:

    When the news hit that the Pentagon had discovered mineral deposits in Afghanistan valued at $4 trillion dollars, I knew the American military would be there forever.

    In fact, they should just go on and declare Afghanistan our 51st state because we’re not leaving.

  5. Jolly Roger says:

    As far as that “wartime president” stuff being a guarantee… you might ask Harry S. Truman or LBJ how that can turn out.

  6. MichaelTAtheist says:

    GIVE IT UP, OBUSHA!!!! You’ve got as good a chance of being re-elected as a snowball has of surviving in Hell. I must agree with feminazi…. I’ve also been alive for 66 years, and Obusha has been the biggest dis-appointment of my life too! Isn’t it a shame that our choices were limited to such a limited talent pool that we had to choose between Obusha & McCain? What happened to this Country? Changes need to be made.

  7. retahyajyajav says:

    When you have nothing else to point to, run as the leader protecting us from the bad guys.

    Obama is truly pathetic. A smallish, silly man, in over his professorial head and not the populist we thought him to be.

  8. Peace Nick says:

    ‘I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me,’ Bush reportedly said.

    I believe Bush. After all, Obama has continued Bush’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, domestic spying and the effort to dismantle Social Security.

    Obama belongs in a Federal prison. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he will remain in Indonesia for the next two years.

  9. Harry says:

    Want to end the war? What the American people need to do is write the government in Beijing and plead with them to stop buying our debt.

  10. Thai Noodles says:

    Obama keeps making it easy for me to not vote for him in 2012.

    I swear, it’s as if he is actively discouraging his reelection chances.

    Fine with me. The weather usually sucks in November and I’d prefer staying home anyway.

  11. fran says:

    This truly sucks, because people fail to connect the dots– each time you hear about some budget cut or another, on the domestic front, it should be prefaced with “because we spend billions on wars”, then fill in the blanks…
    we have a budget crisis in the schools
    we are cutting Senior programs
    we can’t fund medicare or medicaid

    The list goes on.
    Problem is, we have no good alternative– unless Russ Feingold or the likes of him step up for the 2012 election, all the “alternatives” will be only worse… like Palin, or some other douche bag GOP candidate, who would make Obama look like a choir boy, compared to their love the rich, screw the poor philosophies.

    A part of me thinks Obama may not seek reelection. He will realize just how effed up this presidential job is, and notice how the kids are totally off limits (can’t blame them, with Fox news madness as it is). I can see the Obama’s deciding they want their lives back in 4 years.

    Problem is with this subject you mention, the soldiers in these wars, don’t have the option to have their lives back– be it through death, or lifelong injuries- physical or mental.

    I fully understand the bigtime disappointment in the Obama administration…
    So who on the roster is better???
    The Tea party & the GOP are definite downgrades– and just not voting is the same as voting for the Tea Party & the GOP.

  12. Dmitris says:

    There is zero GOP support to end the combat mission in Afghanistan and Obama is smart enough to know any attempt to redeploy the troops will be met with resistance. One thing we’ve learned about Obama by now is, he is easily intimidated. All Boehner needs to do is shout “boo” in Obama’s direction and he will take off running for the safety of Michelle’s skirt.

  13. Rachel says:

    Greg Equality Lengkong hit the nail on the head. This is all about the minerals in Afghanistan and Obama wants US business to have access to them. Politicians can’t tell the truth.

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