Saturday, June 25, 2011

Obama's withdrawal strategy leaves twice as many troops in Afghanistan

If he keeps the promises that he will make in his speech tonight, eighteen months months from now, 
after withdrawing, or reclassifying, 30,000 troops, there will still be 68,000 troops left in Afghanistan.

 There are, currently, 98k troops in Afghanistan.  
He started with 38k troops, announced an increase of 30,000 more troops, & ended up with 98k troops. 
Every time Obama has an exit strategy for Afghanistan more American soldiers seem to end up in the country. It almost seems as though the number of troops on the ground were purposely inflated in order to present the appearance of a reduction in troops with this maneuver, but actually result in a net increase.

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