Obama’s decision time on Afghanistan nears

posted by
June 20, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Robert Dreyfuss  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"It’s decision time for President Obama on Afghanistan. Most likely, the decision is already made, and here’s what it will look like. The president will order the withdrawal of up to 15,000 troops by next January, and then the rest of the December 2009 'surge' will be pulled out by late 2012, in advance of the election here. That will give Obama political space to argue to antiwar Democrats and increasingly isolationist Republicans that he’s started the drawdown, while protecting himself against charges from hawks that’s he giving up on the war." (06/20/11)


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