Obama quickens Afghan withdrawal in face of peace pressure

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June 26, 2011
The Nation
by Tom Hayden  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Two years ago I was on a Chicago panel with a just-retired military officer, Charles Tucker, a former top adviser to the US embassy in Iraq, general counsel to the Pentagon and a major general in the Air National Guard. During our debate, he made a statement worth remembering on this night of Barack Obama’s speech on Afghanistan. His words were these: 'The only relevant debate in the next two years will be counterinsurgency versus counterterrorism. After that, Obama will begin surrendering to the peace movement.' I wasn’t sure whether he liked the scenario he was describing, but I applauded for providing me a ray of hope." (06/23/11)


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