Obama Finally Gets One Right on Afghanistan











Once in a blue moon, President Obama actually comes to his senses. Usually, it’s when he’s utterly out of options. But sometimes, maybe, it’s because he actually takes the time to learn from his own mistakes. Either way, it’s refreshing to see him do something that puts the good of America’s interests ahead of his own political legacy. Refreshing and too damn rare.

In any event, Obama announced on Thursday that he was no longer committed to bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. And while this doubtlessly comes as bad news for thousands of military families who have grown weary of repeated deployments, it indicates that Obama might have learned something from his premature withdrawal from Iraq.

“I know many of you have grown weary of this conflict,” Mr. Obama said from the White House. “I’m firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort.”

The decision comes at the end of a month-long review of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan. Obama’s military advisers have been pressing hard for the president to renounce his earlier timeframe for withdrawal in light of new Taliban territory gains and an under-trained Afghan alliance army. There are also concerns that, without U.S. troops in the region, ISIS and Al Qaeda would be able to increase their Middle Eastern influence.

The president’s new plan is to leave the current force of 9,800 troops in place through most of 2016 and keep at least 5,500 troops in the country beyond the end of his own term in office. That makes the war the next president’s problem, but that was going to be the case no matter what. At least this way, the next president will be able to evaluate the situation from inside the war rather than watch Afghanistan fall to extremists in the first months of his or her tenure.

Alas, even when Obama makes a good decision, he can’t quite shoot for the stars. Already, several experts have criticized his plan at only barely meeting the absolute minimums requested by the military. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said, “While I am glad President Obama has dropped his plan to abandon the region entirely, if he is truly committed to fighting terrorism and securing a stable Afghanistan, he shouldn’t shortchange what our military commanders have said they need to complete the mission.”

Well, Jeb, we have to take what we can get. Nothing short of a miracle is going to turn this president into a commander-in-chief worthy of the title. Still, it’s encouraging that he’s occasionally able to emerge from his cocoon of idiocy and do something for the country instead of himself. Just…enjoy the moments.

They come around so infrequently.


  • “….advisers have been pressing hard for the president to renounce his earlier timeframe for withdrawal in light of new Taliban territory gains….” so the poppy production will continue to climbe.

    It seems American and British banks need more drug money to stay afloat !

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    It will be fixed !

    • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has come out to condemn the U.S. drone assassination program after the revelations by the Intercept, stating that “the Obama administration’s lethal program desperately needs transparency and accountability because it is undermining the right to life and national security.”

      These foreign countries don’t hate us for our “freedom.” They hate us for killing their innocent mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters as they sleep.
      http://www.activistpost.com/2015/10/leaked-drone-papers-reveal-90-of-people-killed-in-u-s-drone-strikes-are-innocent-civilians.html

      • the terrorists use them as human shields idiot! v to h-ll w/ the d-mn anti christ lawyers union!!

        • Not a surprise to see you protecting your lovely messiah Obamao from the evil racist ACLU.
          Obamao sure will call you his daughter…… He would be right.

          • the aclu are anti christs. their founder was a commie. they go around the country persecuting christians. i don’t like obama.

        • livefree1200cc

          you watch too much TV you moron

      • AKLady

        Maybe you should look at civilian casualties during WW II?

        Noncombatants manufacturer weapons.
        Noncombatants provide food for soldiers.
        …. medical care
        …clothing.
        …shelter.

        • Not in Dresden, and the British knew it.
          3 months before the war ended OFFICIALLY.
          Germany lost LOOOONG time before that.

          You mean, British are “our” criminals, so they are “good” criminals ?
          Maybe the U.S. should merge with Britain ?
          Why not ?! Both are ruled by the same Crime Syndicate.

          • AKLady

            You seem to have been taken in by the Nazi propaganda.

            Dresden was Germany’s seventh-largest city.

            There were 110 factories and 50,000 workers in the city supporting the German war effort at the time of the raid.

          • Not the factories, but the city was bombed.
            TWICE !
            Learn history.

  • 0bama didn’t get this right, he is only trying to fix what he got wrong.

    • AKLady

      He is trying to fix what Clueless Bush II got wrong.

      At least there is no Congressional entered treaty tying his hands in Afghanistan.

      • Bush and every military adviser there is told 0bama not to withdraw from Afghanistan.

        0bama thought he knew better, 0bama was wrong…. A lot of people died because of 0bama’s arrogance.

        • AKLady

          America has not withdrawn from Afghanistan.
          The Iraq withdrawal was a matter of law — a treaty approved by Congress.
          Try to get your facts correct,.

          • Me bad, you are correct, I should have said Iraq.

            However, 0bama chose to leave Iraq. That decision was against all military advisers and Presidents Bush’s predictions of what would happen if we left too soon.

            0bama had options but he chose to be incompetent, arrogant, and 0bama’s actions created the current chaos and loss of life in the region.

          • AKLady

            Obama did not “choose” to leave Iraq.
            Obama did not have “options” in regard to Iraq.

            The withdrawal of troops was a matter of law. A President has a total of 90 days of troop use, anything greater must be approved by Congress.

            The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement included a deadline of 31 December 2011, BEFORE which “all the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory”.

            The last U.S. troops left Iraq on 18 December 2011, in accordance with that agreement

          • Krazeehors

            Really? Not hardly. The SOFA issue had been negotiated and resolved in every matter except a signature. Obama thought he could do better and threw the agreement in the crapper.
            The Iraqis immediately saw US weakness and then INSISTED that ANY SOFA contract include the “right” of the Iraqi government to punish US troops accused ot committing even a misdemeanor accusation in the Iraqi

          • AKLady

            Sorry, child, it was approved by Congress and signed.
            However, you can keep on telling lies — it is your reputation.
            No problem there, people on this board hold liars in high esteem.

          • Krazeehors

            Wrong. You are a fool.

          • AKLady

            Facts do not seem to be your strong suit.
            Truth also does not seem to be one of your strong areasl

          • Krazeehors

            Ok, I stand corrected on the 2008 SOFA.
            However, there was ANOTHER agreement, called the SECURITY
            President George W. Bush reaches to shake as many hands as possible as he meets with U.S. military and diplomatic personnel Sunday, Dec, 14, 2008, at the Al Faw Palace-Camp Victory in Baghdad. White House photo by Eric Draper

            Fact Sheet: The Strategic Framework Agreement and the Security Agreement with Iraq

            The United States and the government of Iraq have negotiated two historic agreements: a Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) that covers our overall political, economic, and security relationship with Iraq, and a Security Agreement – otherwise known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) – that implements our security relationship.

            Both agreements protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, help the Iraqi people stand on their own, and reinforce Iraqi sovereignty.

            The SFA normalizes the U.S.-Iraqi relationship with strong economic, diplomatic, cultural, and security ties – and serves as the foundation for a long-term bilateral relationship based on mutual goals.

            The Security Agreement guides our security relationship with Iraq and governs the U.S. presence, activities, and eventual withdrawal from Iraq. This agreement ensures vital protections for U.S. troops and provides operational authorities for our forces so we can help sustain the positive security trends as we continue to transition to a supporting role.

            The Success Of The Surge And The Courage Of The Iraqi People Set The Conditions For These Historic Negotiations

            The sustained security gains and increasing capacity and confidence of the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Security Forces are reasons the United States and the Iraqis were able to negotiate these agreements.

            These Agreements are what our troops have been fighting for and working toward: the moment when Iraqis could begin taking responsibility for security and governance on their own – something they could not have done two years ago.

            To Ensure That The Security Agreement Is Consistent With The Capacity Of Iraq’s Security Forces, The Dates Included In This Agreement Were Discussed With The Iraqis, General Petraeus, And General Odierno – They Allow For The Continued Transition Of Security Responsibilities To The Iraqis

            As we further transition security responsibilities to the Iraqi Security Forces, military commanders will continue to move U.S. combat forces out of major populated areas so that they are all out by June 30, 2009.

            The Security Agreement also sets a date of December 31, 2011, for all U.S. forces to withdraw from Iraq. This date reflects the increasing capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces as demonstrated in operations this year throughout Iraq, as well as an improved regional atmosphere towards Iraq, an expanding Iraqi economy, and an increasingly confident Iraqi government.

            These dates therefore are based on an assessment of positive conditions on the ground and a realistic projection of when U.S. forces can reduce their presence and return home without a sacrificing the security gains made since the surge.

            The Security Agreement Will Protect The United States And Our Troops And Incorporates The Visions Of An Independent And Bipartisan Commission

            U.S. soldiers and civilians on the ground will continue to have uninterrupted and essential protections while serving in Iraq. Our troops will also continue to have essential operational authorities to sustain positive security trends seen in Iraq over the past year.

            The Security Agreement also reflects the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the Security Agreement include authorities for the United States to continue fighting al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Iraq, continued support for Iraqi Security Forces, and political reassurances to the government of Iraq.

            These Agreements Will Advance A Stable Iraq In The Heart Of The Middle East

            The SFA and Security Agreement with Iraq move us closer to the strategic vision we all hope for in the Middle East: a region of independent states, at peace with one another, fully participating in the global market of goods and ideas, and an ally in the War on Terror.

            The SFA implements the Iraqi and U.S. desire for a long-term relationship based on cooperation and friendship as set out in the Declaration of Principles signed in November 2007. The SFA also includes commitments on:

            Defense, security, law enforcement, and judicial cooperation and development.

            Further improvement of political, diplomatic, and cultural cooperation.

            Economic, energy, health, environment, technology, and communications cooperation.

            Joint Coordination Committees to monitor the implementation of the SFA.

            The SFA and Security Agreement do not tie the hands of the next President. This package provides a solid foundation for the next President to pursue a full range of policy options with Iraq.

            The SFA And Security Agreement Are The Final Steps In Iraq’s Request For Normalized Relations

            In a Communiqué issued on August 26, 2007, Iraq’s five principal political leaders – Prime Minister Maliki, President Talabani, Vice Presidents Hashimi and Abd al-Mahdi, and Kurdistan Regional Government President Barzani – requested an end to Chapter VII status under the U.N. Security Council and the establishment of a long-term relationship with the United States.

            This led to the U.S.- Iraq Declaration of Principles signed on November 26, 2007, which laid out a “table of contents” that the United States and Iraq would discuss in official negotiations. Bilateral negotiations began in earnest in March 2008.

            The SFA and Security Agreement, which are the result of the Communiqué and the Declaration of Principles, were approved by the Iraqi Cabinet and the Council of Representatives on November 27, 2008. On December 4, Iraq’s three-person Presidency Council endorsed the COR’s vote.

          • Krazeehors

            FORCES

          • john gregson

            WHY Does it matter? If you have a good answer that really meets this nations interest state it.

          • AKLady2015

            Bush negotiated a Iraq Treaty. The US Congress approved it. I Iraq Congress approved it.

          • And 0bama’s incompetence allowed more deaths and a world far more dangerous than if Bush had been left in office. PERIOD.

          • RMCSRET

            You are just so naïve and ignorant of the facts. The reason that the U.S. pulled out
            of Iraq was because you boy in the WH had to keep his electioneering Promise or
            he would have been made to look an even bigger fool. There was no Status of
            Forces Agreement with Iraq if that is what you think a TREATY is that was never
            approved by the IRAQI Government not the U.S. CONGRESS. The stupidty level
            is running awlful high today.

          • AKLady

            Fact: The Iraq Status of Forces Agreement was approved by Congress and signed by Bush — before Obama took office. U.S. forces had to be out of the country by December 31. The last American soldier left on Dec. 18.
            Read the treaty.
            Educate yourself.
            The only fool here is you.

          • Krazeehors

            HERE

          • RMCSRET

            Do all of us a REAL FAVOR will you? Get a dictionary and look up the meaning
            of TREATY and then look up the term AGREEMENT. Maybe then you will
            finally understand some simple facts.

          • AKLady2015

            trea·ty
            [ˈtrēdē]
            NOUNa formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries.
            synonyms: agreement · settlement · pact · deal · entente · [more]

            See the word AGREEMENT — it appears twice

          • RMCSRET

            So you are saying then that the Iranian Nuclear Agreement is a treaty then,
            RIGHT? Why didn’t the Senate get to vote on it like a TREATY THEN?

        • iLLuSioNaTi

          The dingbat AK47Lady fails to acknowledge the fact that pResident 0’Drama was well on his way to withdrawing the troops from Afghanistan. It doesn’t fit her Obamanite narrative. Now he’s puttin more troops back in Afghanistan to take the attention away from Syria which is pissin off the LWNJ’s. Liberals are never satisfied. LMAO

          • Actually, she corruptly ignores those facts. She is fully aware of them, yet she continues to “forget” them.

            That is paramount to lying.

          • tinkerunique

            Like another post – “Mary Jane” destroys brain cells. Zounds like she’s “full of it”.

          • Mary Dennis Cook

            Its so funny the Liberals love their agenda what about Capitalism ? without jobs
            who can our country exist. Socialization will take 75% of our paychecks in order to
            give away all the free stuff to a very selected few none of us will qualify and the stinking corrupt politicians will fill their bank accounts full. You die they live that is what Socialization is. Can not imagine anyone with an ounce of a brain should be able to figure that out. Give more $ to the government you get nothing in return thats the honest truth.

          • AKLady2015

            Piled higher and deeper.

          • Excellent post….

            Liberals must destroy capitalism to “Rebuild” America. The not so funny fact is that most liberals are just being used as useful idiots as the grand scheme isn’t Socialism…. It is Communism….

            “The goal of socialism is communism.”
            Lenin

          • AKLady2015

            You too. enough with the childishness.

          • AKLady

            We have not begun to withdraw troops from Afghanistan,

          • RMCSRET

            Really, think you had better check the troops levels again. It was up to approximately 100K at one time and is now down below 15K troppers. Hmm sure
            seems to be a few less eh?

          • rayr65

            You have no idea of WTH you’re talking about. You should STFU and stop embarrassing yourself.

          • AKLady

            Childish foul language.
            I am so not impressed.

          • rayr65

            I’m not interested in impressing an idiot liberal so FO.

          • AKLady2015

            Childish foul language.

          • rayr65

            Then why do you continue to read and respond moron.

          • AKLady2015

            Because you embarrass America.

          • rayr65

            No, it’s liberal idiots that embarrass America. And you are truly a liberal idiot.

          • AKLady

            Conservative, right — what a joke.

          • rayr65

            Only joke here is you stupid.

          • Sandy Leger Dehn

            THATS WHAT I SAID, YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR FOUL LANGUAGE, GET OUT.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            ROFLMAO@FO She deserves worse!

          • AKLady2015

            More infantile foul language.
            You do not impress anyone.

          • Sandy Leger Dehn

            THEN GET OFF.

          • AKLady

            Conservative, what a joke.

          • Krazeehors

            You are OUT of your mind!!! There were OVER 20,000 troops in Afghanistan when Obama took office.

            You do the math. That number did NOT include his short-lived “surge.”

          • AKLady2015

            Are you paying for these wars?
            I have two sons in Afghanistan, do you?
            I have two spouses in Arlington, do you?

          • Krazeehors

            See how U.S. troop presence has changed in Afghanistan
            http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/10/15/president-barach...

            Notice that this is provided by a decidedly LIBERAL newspaper. The graphs are VERY informative.

            But then, with your “two Ph.D’s” your “superior intellect” probably means (ONLY TO YOU) that you are “so much more intelligent” than any other person on this thread that you don’t NEED to check out the FACTS.

          • Mark Lahti

            You have her pegged so exactly correct. She does this crap all the time. Spouting all the liberal lies and then acts so righteous when challenged. She is the epitome of liberal egotism and misinformation. But….what you going to do?

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            You’re an idiot, AK47Lady. The troop withdraw had begun but pResident 0’Drama did an about face and decided to re-insert nearly 10,000 troops just the other day. For ever 1 of our brave troops he puts in harms way he brings in at least 10 illegals and/or refugees to pollute our population. You know the drill, Saul Alinsky taught you all about it in his “Rule for Radicals”. Now stop playing dumb!

          • AKLady2015

            The only idiot here is you.
            Nursery school name calling.
            Childish foul language.
            Kindergarten level lies.
            Incredibly ignorant insults.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            You do not impress me.

          • AKLady

            Definition of IDIOCY for Kids. 1: the condition of being very stupid or foolish.
            Yes, your behavior resembles that definition quite well.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            Definition of AKLady for anyone. 1: DINGBAT

            Yes, without any doubt you fit the description to a T.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            You are a liar, AK47, and the truth is not in you.

          • AKLady

            Your English usage says you are not an natural born American.

          • Kent2012

            aholek47 is the prez of “hos for the ho clintoney” and thinks that kenyan boyo is a gifted leader instead simply an illegal alien 1/2 darkie rag loving communist from africur..

          • AKLady2015

            Such wonderful lies.
            Such wonderful expression of racism.
            You make America so proud —

          • Kent2012

            your messiah’s allies, the rags in iranny, are playing with missiles…just as was predicted..but your messiah and that super clown johnny kerryinsky think they know how to deal with scum..give them money and let them play with dangerous toys…hope the Israelis take half the country out…

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            Yeah, she’s such an imbecilic moron, makes you wonder how she gets out of her cage at night.

          • AKLady2015

            Infantile name-calling.
            Grow up.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            You grow up.

        • AKLady

          The U.S. has not withdrawn from Afghanistan,
          You are confused.

          • RMCSRET

            No Zippo it is you who are confused. No one stated we had Withdrawn. It was
            stated that Obama was in the Process of withdrawing.

          • AKLady

            You are still wrong.

          • RMCSRET

            Yes I am wrong in thinking that you would even try to do some research and
            find out how hughly wrong you are in what you are blathering out.

        • Reality Check

          WHY ARE WE THERE?

          • john gregson

            Poor tactics and lack of real focus on getitng Bin Ladin. Should have quit when Bin Laden did.

          • RMCSRET

            Gee John when did Bin Ladin quite trying to kill Americans that is prior to his
            demise at the hands of Seal Team Six?

          • john gregson

            sorry my comment was not clear, meant that finding OBL then obliterating him wherever he was with a lot of ‘copters, marines and SF and then getting out.

          • RMCSRET

            So John We got Bin Laden has Al Quieda gone away? Having they quit Killing
            Americans? Where is the number one Al Quieda Leader living at today. Oh yea
            remember the Christmas day Bomber? He was Al Quieda. Remember the
            Shoe Bomber? He was Al Quieda. Remember the threat coming out of Yemen
            with the Computer Printers, hmmm that’s right another Al Quieda. The list does
            go on John so just killing one Coackroach does not end the Threat.

          • john gregson

            When consequences are a long way off from the precipitating act they have little effect except to embolden the allies of the cockroaches. But I think the ? i asked of the Lady as to why we were in Afgahnistan still has not beeen answered by her.

          • AKLady

            Why are we in Afghanistan?
            Al Qaeda is not going to disappear — no matter how many Americana die.
            The lesson taught in Vietnam seem to have been forgotten.

          • RMCSRET

            What again was that lesson taught in Vietnam? That CinCs who have no
            stomach or background in Military operations can actually win a war? Is that the
            lesson that you are trying to tell us about or is it the lesson that when in Military
            operations let the Military fight the Battle to Win.

          • AKLady2015

            A guerilla war cannot be won.

          • RMCSRET

            Really, You are just so very very smart. But alas also very very stupid.
            The war of Independence was a Guerilla war. Are you now going to tell me that
            war was never won.

          • AKLady2015

            Child, that was 1776.
            It is now 2015.

            Much has changed over the centuries.
            America has not won a war since WW II.
            Iraq was claimed as a victory, but it is in enemy hands as we speak.

          • RMCSRET

            Well Mom I seem to remember it was you making the emphatic statement that
            a Guerilla War can not be won. I also seem to remember if you look at it from
            the opposite side the Vietnam War was also a Guerilla War.

          • RMCSRET

            It never will either.

          • AKLady2015

            Why? To make money for the Military Industrial Complex.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            Why AK47, you surprise me. But that’s not the only reason. Oil is another major factor, and not the only one. However, when it comes to Lib’s it’s always the big lie, FOR DEMOCRACY AND THE CHILDREN, when in fact they are as dirty as the right.

          • Mark Lahti

            Exactly right RM. As soon as you destroy a dozen cockroaches a hundred more come pouring out of the woodwork.

          • RMCSRET

            So right Mark. Heard the other day that there is an estimate of 20K KIA ISIS
            members and there are still an estimated troop strength of 20K on the battlefield.
            The total troops strength of ISIS at one time was estimated at 20K. So I guess
            they must have multiplied.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Right on cue. It’s the comedy team of Old Chick and AKC!

          • peanut butter

            May be the second personality coming out of the same person.

          • AKLady

            More childish insults.

          • peanut butter

            Maybe more like comment recognition. Or trained observation. You NEVER know who YOU are talking to.

          • AKLady

            Right…

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            I think that AKLady, AKLady2015, and Reality Check are one in the same TROLL.

          • AKLady2015

            Grow up.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            You grow up.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            LMAO

          • AKLady

            Nursery school name calling.
            Childish foul language.
            Kindergarten level lies.
            Incredibly ignorant insults.

          • AKLady

            Fix the Nation — yes, you all have fixed it quite well — Huge debt; no respect for others; over 4,000 dead Americans in unnecessary wars; Nazi-like religious hate; hate for the poor; markedly increasing income inequality; jobs shipped to Asia and India …
            The conservative nation’s God is Profit. He is worshipped with greed.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            You love sharing all of that oil profit don’t you HYPOCRITE!

          • AKLady

            It is my oil.
            It is a shame yours was given away.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Was it on YOUR land? Did you drill for it and pay the drilling crew? No? You are a welfare whore.

          • AKLady

            You just cannot seem to get the difference between Alaska and the Lower 48.
            Your “land” was seized by war.
            My “land” was bought and paid for.
            “We the People” have part ownership of the mineral rights.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Your land was paid for by the U.S. Gubment! Not you!

          • AKLady

            Sorry to bring you down to Earth, Osama —
            We the People are the U.S. Government.
            Our taxes pay for all government actions.

            The U.S. Government did not get title to the Alaskan mineral rights.

            Who owns the mineral rights in the Lower 48?
            Did they buy then from the U.S. Government?

            Alaska’s First People have been paid for their lands. The First People in the Lower 48 were hunted almost to extinction and forced onto reservations. Basically, they were treated like animals: hunted, captured and caged.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            The first people that came from Japan, China, Russia?

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            To make the Military/Industrial complex richer…why do you think we are there, to spread Democracy? NOT!!!

          • AKLady2015

            So now you are stooping to stealing my lines.

          • iLLuSioNaTi

            That’s right, you do not impress me. Get over it.

        • Mary Dennis Cook

          A lot more will die now because of his warped psychologic mind that is unable to care about people…he is an Anti -Social man

        • snowyriver

          And more will because of this.

          • The goal should be to protect America…

            But with 0bama it is not protection he wants, he wants destruction…

          • snowyriver

            You and I understand this. What is wrong with our elected members of Congress? Are their heads so buried?

          • Corruption is the problem with Congress. Very few are capable of resisting the corruption, all are blinded by the power of the office. All covet their jobs more than doing what is right for the people…

            I think term limits are the only solution. But have very little confidence in it happening…

      • donl

        Bush ?? Bwahahahahahahaha, wow, that was a good one.

        • AKLady

          Suggest you look at The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement — a treaty approved by Congress.

          Suggest you learn how your country works.

          Bwahahahahahahaha, wow, you ignorance is overwhelming.

          • RMCSRET

            STATUS OF FORCES is not a TREATY. It does not have to be approved by
            congress. It is exactly what it says an AGREEMENT.

          • AKLady

            Ignorance is bliss.
            The Iraq Status of Forces Agreement was a treaty, approved by Congress.
            Read it and educate yourself.

      • Robert Morzenti

        AKLady you really a moron or just don’t have the brains to figure out what’s going on and has been going on in the America…

        • AKLady

          Childish name-calling.
          Why am I not impressed?

          • Robert Morzenti

            Because you don’t have a brain or clue of what’s really going on so you start blaming someone else. It appears I’m not the only one thinking you have something wrong upstairs.

          • AKLady2015

            When did Menza invite you to join?
            Right it did not.
            Gee, then you really are not smarter than everyone else.
            People d not agree with your opinion, that makes them less intelligent?
            Have you considered you may be wrong?
            I have two sons in Afghanistan.

      • OSAMA OBAMA

        Stop with the BLAME BUSH MANTRA! Who will Ohillary blame when you turds, illegals and the dead elect her?

        • AKLady2015

          That will never happen.
          That cannot happen.

          ‘We the People” do not elect a President, never have, never will —
          the U.S. Constitution does not permit that to take place.

          Learn how your country actually works.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            I know how YOUR country works! If you are white, male and Christian you are vilified by the leftist basTURDS in Hollywood, D.C., schools and city halls across Amerika.

      • mac12sam12

        You never got back to me. Tell me some mistakes that obama has made, or are you just a partisan hack? Obama is the reason for hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving the Middle East for Europe and the US. The administration virtually handed Libya to ISIS. When you don’t listen to your military experts and run the government like a monarchy, chaos ensues.

        • AKLady

          Suggest you read the Iraq Status of Forces Agreement —
          approved by Congress and signed by Bush.
          Of course, the 1st Amendment gives you the right to continue lying.
          While lying is acceptable on this web site, it is not well-thought of in other areas of your life. Internet “privacy” is not what you think it is.

          • it wasn’t approved by congress.

          • AKLady

            Baby girl, you need to wake up and face the truth.

            Congress must approve all treaties. The Status of Forces Agreement required all US forces would leave by December 31, 2011. He kept the 2011 timeline Bush and al-Maliki had chosen which was approved by Congress.

            It was also ratified by the Iraqi Parliament on November 27, 2008 and the Iraqi Presidency Council on December 4, 2008.

          • mac12sam12

            Obama could have listened to his military experts and left the troops in Iraq. Only congress can make or change laws. He could have gone before congress and have them change the agreement. He could have stopped it! That’s no lie, hack.

            You are ducking my question, has obama made any mistakes?

          • AKLady2015

            All humans make mistakes.
            Even you.

        • she’s an obama supporter.

      • Tiredofsocializm

        AKLady I am so tired of you lib/progressives repeating over and over your mantra about how every incompetent mistake this imbecile you folks put in the White House makes is all Bush’s fault or Republicans fault. Its getting real thin! I am also sick and tired of how you libs and most black Americans continue to defend this fraud who lied to the american people and misrepresented his ideology to us in order to get elected! His jerk has done nothing to better the middle class or black americans! Wake up stupid!

        • AKLady

          No one forces you to read factual truth.
          You are welcome to wallow in your fantasy.

        • AKLady

          Yes, you are sick.
          That goes without saying, but it is nice that you admit it.

      • RMCSRET

        Another Obamanite that only listen to Big Bad Debbie W. You might want to see how
        many American men and woman were killed un George W. in Afghanistan versus how
        many have been killed under you idiot leader. Bush listened to the Generals and Obama
        has not and still is not. He has also gotten four times the military personnel killed that
        were killed during Bushs presidency.

        • AKLady

          War is ugly.
          People are killed, well unless they are sitting around in a safe place not doing anything.

          • RMCSRET

            Well well well another Democrat who reads a little bit and parrots other folks
            words. One very simple question, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT WAR IS
            OR IS NOT? Have you been there? I very much doubt it.

          • AKLady2015

            Vietnam. U.S.A.F. Medical Corps., physician/surgeon.
            I have two husbands buried at Arlington.
            I have two sons in Afghanistan.
            You seem to think your expertise is better than mine.
            Feel free to make a fool of yourself.

          • RMCSRET

            Really so your expertise is better than anyone else. Well I guess when you are
            in a field Hospital and seeing the Aftermath of War it does seem pretty gruesome,
            Then you might also see it from a totally different perspective if you are in the
            fox hole or the jungle trail or the muck and mud getting blown up along with the
            friends that you live with and then in some cases some have died while being
            with you. I am sorry for your loses but I along with countless others have also
            borne the pain of loses such as yours. So your expierence does not make you
            an expert on anything that is happening in the Middle East today if you have
            not been there in any capacity at all. So will I make a fol of myself, I doubt it.

        • damn right!, not that demo-rats will ever admit it!!

        • AKLady

          Maybe because we are actually fighting instead of simply holding a piece of land?

          • RMCSRET

            You are so very very naïve. I doubt you have even researched as to what the
            Military was actually doing in the first years of the Afghanistan War do you?
            Oh gee the military came into the country and forced the Taliban out and then
            also at the same time took on the Al Quieda group under Bin Laden. So now
            you are telling me that under Obama there is more fighting going on than under
            GW Bush. All I can say is I am having a seriously hard time to continue
            sitting in my chair I am Laughing so hard.

          • AKLady2015

            First, I have two sons in Afghanistan.
            Second, you seem to be too young to remember Vietnam.
            Afghanistan, as well as Iraq, are wars that cannot be won.
            They are situations the people will have to decide – just as in Vietnam.

          • RMCSRET

            Gee really, well lets see would you like for me to describe to you the difference
            between an Alfa Strike and a Bravo Strike and the difference between River Forces and Gulf Forces, Should I also describe the difference between the
            structures at Ple Ku and what the Ho CHI MINH trail was like after bombing in
            the Morning and taking pictures In the Evening, Should I tell you what a year in
            a Jungle can do for your health. Yes I am old enough to have been in
            Vietnam and was in Vietnam. I was also around for the FIRST GULF war and
            everything in between the two. I also had a SON in the Army after I was out
            and retired. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan can be won but not by us alone.
            The People of those two countries need to steep up and state that they want
            freedom to live normal lives and not lives of tyranny under some dictator or
            Mulah. Here also you are Wrong the People of Vietnam did not decide there
            fate. It was decided by a dictator called Ho Chi Minh and the supporting actors
            of China and Russia.

      • Krazeehors

        Excuse me, but Bush got it right. We had the war against the Taliban WON — they elected a Democratic government, gave people the right to vote, to open businesses without fear of retribution, established schools, etc.

        Obama could not consider ANYTHING but to reduce troop levels to a disgustingly low level.

        At LEAST SIX MILITARY COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD BEGGED OBAMA NOT TO REDUCE TROOP STRENGTH. Yes, he authorized a useless surge, troops he WITHDREW as soon as they saw an absolutely MINISCULE improvement in the situation.

        The result?

        He FIRED or REASSIGNED every single General Officer in the field who knew EXACTLY what was needed in Afghanistan, and I am NOT just talking about General McChrystal. Try reading his book and you might actually learn something.

        Wow. For an alleged “veteran,” you are one of THE most MISINFORMED people I have ever come across.

        So, I have a question:

        Exactly WHEN are you going to SUPPORT this country and our MILITARY who are losing their lives at a greater rate in SIX years than were EVER lost during the Bush Administration?

        You are NO patriot, lady.

        • AKLady

          Keep those lies coming.
          Keep those insults coming.
          You have no desire to know the facts.

        • exactly.

        • AKLady

          Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam …
          All quagmires which cannot, could not be one.
          How quickly people forget.

      • disqus_CeZmTpgh9W

        Clueless Bush? Rolling on the floor Laughing my arse off!
        I doubt Obummer could find his ass even using both hands!

        • AKLady2015

          Yes, it appears you see life as a joke.
          Keep laughing.

      • Mary Dennis Cook

        Obama is not interested in fixing anything his agenda is to destroy AMERICA and turn this
        country into a third world like the Congo in Africa we folks will be dirt poor and he wil end up filthy rich he is unable to feel compassion just greed. Read about his childhood and you will definitely understand he was abused as a youngster when his mother remarried and moved him to Indonesia she had other children grew tired of him being around at age 8 sent him to her parents who did not like black people showed him no love, therefore as an adult ,he is unable to love anyone but himself. UNDERSTAND? that is what is wrong with a lot of children in the USA who are in Prison as adults. Now he is the POS what a shame to ruin a young child’s life. Obama does not love his family he uses them for photo-ops.

        • AKLady

          Racism is an embarrassment for the majority of America.
          Every word of your post is false.
          Why do you believe it is acceptable to post lies?

      • MARYSWEET

        obama is the one who has screwed up everything he has done because it is his only plan to destroy America, especially our military and morale. He is this country’s worst enemy and what he has done has been a plan set in works when he was a young boy. Just read the book or watch the movie “THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE” if you want to know more about how obama (an illegal alien muslim communist) has worked to destroy America, Chritianity and all whites.

        • AKLady2015

          The Manchurian Candidate is fiction – Cold War fiction.
          Racism under any disguise is still racism.

          • MARYSWEET

            Yes, it is fiction but that doesn’t mean someone didn’t pick up on the idea and use it for real. What has racism got to do with it? Or is everything racist to you liberals?

    • Krazeehors

      Amen. 9800 troops is only enough for them to defend themselves against the Taliban, and Obama knows it.

      • will kari

        The USA should remove all troops from Afgan and when millions of Isis and Isil move in to take over,then carpet bomb them like was done to Germany in order to kill all the Nazis. It worked then and it will work again in the Mid-East.

        • Sandy Leger Dehn

          KEEP TALKING, MAKES SENSE TO ME, SHOUT IT OUT L O U D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • What a GREAT idiot you are !
          You must be a Christian…..
          Your Lord Satan is proud of you will award you, for sure !

      • snowyriver

        absolutely correct… He wants to kill more Americans.

      • Katherin O’Day

        How is it, the mightiest war machine in the world, the Military Industrial Complex, together with all its allies, has been incapable of defeating one nation of cave dwellers in Afghanistan? Fourteen years and MIC cannot claim victory over the Afghan Taliban? Does that at all sound logical to you?

        • one word answer…. 0bama.

          • Katherin O’Day

            That’s 7 years. What about the previous 7 years?
            It took 4 years to take the NAZI’s down.

          • That is once the people started fighting the NAZI’s…

            Have the people even realized they have a Hitler look alike in 0bama yet?

            Things are much more corrupt now. The founding Fathers never thought the MEDIA would lay down their freedom of speech voluntarily to an ideology.

            That is exactly what the Left Stream Democrat MEDIA has done.

            Fight the media at:

            http://www.madashellboycott.com

    • MARYSWEET

      You got him pegged right!!!!!

      • Mary Dennis Cook

        NO absolutely not his agenda will not be completed before 2017 has more smoke to blow out his ASS.

        • MARYSWEET

          You are so right. I’m still not sure obama won’t cancel the 2016 election and declare a dictatorship. That scares him because he knows everything he has done to destroy our country will be undone so he is definitely not finished yet. Another reason why he is bringing in thousands and thousands of young men from syria who are so called “refugees”. He is definitely our worst enemy.

          • Sandy Leger Dehn

            MY HOPE IS THAT OUR GUYS HERE ARE READY FOR THOSE SO CALLED REFUGEES, JUST ONE MOVE WRONG THEY ARE TO BE DONE AWAY WITH. PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THIS. YOU EVER HEARD WATCH THEM LIKE A HAWK, THATS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

      • Sandy Leger Dehn

        I KNEW HE HAD SOMETHING UP HIS SLEEVE, JUST WATCH OUT, BE ON YOUR GUARD ALWAYS WITH THAT S O B.

        • MARYSWEET

          I just read where obama is promising $431 billion for the “refugees”. And the latest pictures of the “refugees” are ALL YOUNG MEN – NO WOMEN – NO CHILDREN – JUST YOUNG MEN. And I would bet my life they will be ISIS. This is the last nail obama is using to “transform” our country into a muslim marxist dictatorship. But he can’t even give our vets a decent chance for healthcare and we owe them everything and anything we can provide to them for what they have given up. obama doesn’t even deserve the air he breathes.

    • Katherin O’Day

      Obama makes no mistakes. Every move he’s made was with precision and always in favor of the enemy. Count on this move also being anti American, regardless what it may appear like at the moment. Something else to consider, one of the first calls the new PM of Canada made, Justin Trudeau, was letting Obama know, he’s withdrawing all Canadian troops.

      • I agree, 0bama got it wrong intentionally…

  • Roger Dodge

    Giving weapons addressed to “moderate muslims” and delivered to ISIS has worked so well in Syria and Iraq, Obama has decided to give it a try in Afghanistan with the Taliban. Betrayal is the act, and deception is his tool.

    • Veterans Group Calls On U.S. Public to Say No to More War

      President Obama’s decision to prolong the U.S. led war in Afghanistan only ensures U.S. responsibility for more death and destruction. Veterans For Peace condemns the decision and calls on the U.S. public to say no to more war…… The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for over fourteen years. What can fewer than 10,000 service members do that more than 100,000 could not? Al-Qaeda is a non-factor in Afghanistan and the Taliban are Afghans. U.S. presence in Afghanistan ensures more Afghan deaths and delay in reduction of violence so that civil society can be rebuilt and peace and justice can begin to take hold……

      http://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-group-calls-us-public-say-no-more-war/

      • RMCSRET

        Maybe these vets should look at what was going on in Gannystan when we had 100K
        troops there and how many casualties we have had since OBAMA cut it down to where it
        is now over the screams of the Generals.

        • I don’t understand.
          You want to go back to carpet-bomb Afghanistan again ?

          • RMCSRET

            Well since we never carpet bombed in Gannystan like we did in IRAQ it would
            be a first.

          • During a four-day meeting in Berlin in July 2001, representatives of the Bush administration insisted that the Taliban must create a government of “national unity” by sharing power with factions friendly to the United States.

            The US representatives reportedly said: “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.”

            In JULY 2001 !

            After the Taliban refused this offer, US officials told a former Pakistani foreign secretary that “military action against Afghanistan would go ahead . . . before the snows started falling in Afghanistan, by the middle of October at the latest.”

          • RMCSRET

            So I guess you have never really been in a theater of Operations when actual
            CARPET BOMBING was underway have you? If you have you would know the
            immediate difference in what transpired in Gannystan and what actual
            CARPET BOMBING really is.

          • I wasn’t in Dresden in Febr. 1945 either, but we all still know that the British carpet-bombed Dresden when the war was ALREADY “won”.

            You were not in Dresden either. Then, according to your logic, it did not happen ?

          • nice to know you’re anti american.

          • AKLady

            Being against unnecessary civilian deaths does not make one Anti-American.
            Serious question: What is the basis for American involvement in Afghanistan?
            Russia failed in Afghanistan, what makes you think American can do better?

          • 1 we are not an empire looking to conquer and subjigate other people. 2. 9/11 was the reason 4 going in, you are sadly, too brain dead to remember.
            as your comment above, yes i am loyal to AMERICA. you don’t like it, leave!

          • AKLady

            The 9/11 terrorists were citizens of Saudi Arabia.

            The terrorists training camps that produced them are still operating.

            Yet, Saudi Arabia is still our ally.

            Why don’t you explain that to everyone?

            Geez, do your homework.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            I thought you twits said Israelis were behind 911! We still have terrorist training camps here in America under the watchful eye of our esteemed A.G. We will always be friends with the Saudis as long as we need their oil! To hell with the pipeline.

          • AKLady

            We do not “need” Saudi oil.
            We do not “need” any Middle-eastern oil.
            We have not imported Middle-eastern oil in any quantity since 1970.
            What little oil we do import comes from Canada, Argentina and Mexico.
            That oil is mainly for manufacture and export.
            The U.S. is a net exporter of petroleum products.
            Educate yourself with facts, not nonsense and rumors.
            There are many white supremacist camps in America.
            They are terrorists – home grown, American terrorists.
            Timothy McVey was one.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            How much petroleum does the United States import and from where?
            The United States imported approximately 9 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of petroleum in 2014 from about 75 countries.

            The top five source countries of U.S. petroleum imports in 2014 were
            Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Iraq. The country rankings
            vary based on gross petroleum imports or net petroleum imports (gross imports minus exports).

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Especially with our kid’s hands tied. Now under Obama’s gay Sec. of Defense, their fatigues are tie dyed.

          • It’s clear you have never combined these two words in your life : unthinking loyalty.

          • RMCSRET

            Sure what a complete FRAUD you are. Show me where we CARPET BOMBed
            in GANNYSTAN and then I will believe some of the things that you have to
            say. If you cant show me that then just give it up and go back into your little
            DNC hole and lick you spittal off you cheeks ok?

          • Why should I talk to an idiot ?!
            I won’t.

          • RMCSRET

            Oh Oh the idiotic Dolt has been shown to be ignorant of so many many facts
            and now he dosent want to talk. SO SAD, to BAD/

          • Kent2012

            what a shame that crocofullaschitdiles ancesser’s were not visiting Hiroshima in 45..

          • Reality Check

            carpet bombing is hardly effective in rugged sparsely populated country.

          • RMCSRET

            Has nothing to do with Population density, it has to do with disposition of
            Enemy troops much like Hussein did with his troops in Desert Storm.

          • Kent2012

            that dildo livingfreeintheUSA1200cc is another of the mind number druggies that think we have spent our military fortunes gliding around the globe “pillaging”….I wonder that might very well have been a “slip of the tongue” and he actually is a rag corresponding from islamy ville out there in the great cultural abyss of sand land…more nukes for the middle east…B1B express delivery..guaranteed delivery or your money happily refunded..

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            You’re responding to an armchair lefty who has never served. Similar to our Commander and Thief.

          • RMCSRET

            Knew that from the outset. Pretty much you can tell when folks make certain
            statements in certain ways you know that they have never been in harms way or
            for that matter in and shape or form of service to there fellow citizens.

          • Kent2012

            Rolling Thunder comes to mind, vividly…realitycheckerinsky probably thinks that is the name of a great British Rock group…

          • RMCSRET

            Pretty much, Seems the wee little men under the canopy realized and knew what
            carpet bombing was and is.

          • Reality Check

            “silly” would be the con thinking carpet bombing Afghanistan is a good tactical idea.

            where exactly in that combat zone would carpet bombing be effective?

          • RMCSRET

            Where ever you want to make big rocks into little rocks.

          • bush wanted bin laden. the taliban said no.

          • The Taliban asked for EVIDENCE, and Bush/Cheney gang was not able to produce any.

            I know you are an ignorant, but I will help you anyway :

            The Taliban’s ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, said at a news conference in Islamabad, “Our position in this regard is that if the Americans have evidence, they should produce it.” If they can prove their allegations, he said, “we are ready for a trial of Osama bin Laden.”
            http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/international/21CND-PAK.html?pagewanted=all

          • Reality Check

            The Taliban OFFERED Osama to the US, Bush SAID NO.

            lets not rewrite history.

            http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/14/afghanistan.terrorism5

        • Kent2012

          these twits think that kenyan boyo is a great statesman…instead of a communist clown….we will probably see some serious strikes on those remaining troops in the days to come. It is a mirror image of what took place when the scum in DC bought the votes of parasites and pseudo intellectuals in 1974 and elected to withdraw support for the South Vietnamese..

          • RMCSRET

            Pretty much we have seen something worse than South Vietnam, What we
            have today is ISIS and Obama can put those folks in his easter basket as one
            of his finer results of his Presidency.

          • Reality Check

            it takes special kind of low info human to think we should have STAYED in Vietnam.

            You still stuck in the “cold war”?
            I guess that explains your silly obsession with the word “communist”

          • Kent2012

            you are a brain dead ahole…you have no idea what Vietnam was all about, however you suggest it a silly obsession with communists while the Russian and the Chinese are doing all that they can to strengthen their positions against the USA and all freedom loving countries. the scum politicians and your political coward ancestors pi$$ed on almost 70,000 Real Americans and millions of Vietnamese in favor of the communists. I suppose that you and your candy panty buddies really like johnny “i got wounded in Vietnam” kerryinsky and that whore janey fondue are heroes..well they are… they are highlighted in the commie museum in Saigon…a place your buddies call ho chi minh city…and you can add another nearly 70,000 Real Americans went up against the rat chink commies in Korea…but we stayed there….and the South Koreans have made a great country out of their half . Tell your nitwit friends that communism is dead….and to keep that happy tell them that the rags of islamy are peace loving religious souls only wishing to go haj and hug the black rock…

        • Kent2012

          I think sue thinks that the rag heads and the commie clowns are better then we Americans….a lot of scum around the globe feel that way and a bunch of the chicks that are coming out of America’s commie infested education system think this way…hope they decide that they need to live in rag land…then maybe someone will bring them some “goodies”..

      • the taliban are pals w/ al qaeda.

        • Kent2012

          and with reality checkerinsky, aholek47lady, and crocfullofschitdile…they support the rags as well as the rag loving communist illegal alien that they helped, along with the American Cemetery Residents Association, to fraudulently install in the oral office..they despise adults and folks that love capitalism and freedom doing things that help to get rid of scum around the world…right after the twin towers fell some of their buddies in sand land were filmed partying down in the streets…

          • Sue

            They were not partying – they were laughing and happy because food & supplies were being brought to them. As I recall it was 5 Mosad Israeli’s who were dancing in NY after 9/11…The world is run by psychopaths – a cabal whose goal is to establish a bigger Jewish state. The U.S. & Israel created ISIS and the only terrorists in the world are the U.S. & Israeli Governments that should be tried for crimes against humanity. America has no business in the ME and if Israel hadn’t stolen Palestinian land that was rightfully given to them after the 1967 war we wouldn’t be there, nor would other countries be bombarded by refugees whose lives have been destroyed by American meddling and allying with the real enemy – Israel.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Which UniverSHITTY do you teach at?

          • Sue

            I don’t teach at any indoctrinated university. Fact – France said the Palestianians had a right to their own country. Netanyahu threatened France and a week later the Paris massacre occurred. Fact – the Japanese said they wanted to help the people in Gaza, and two Japanese were kidnaped and slaughtered. If ISIS is Islam why the hell are they burning Palestianian flags and harming Muslims but never touch an Israeli? Figure it out for yourself…There are only 2 countries benefiting from the creation of ISIS – Israel to expand it’s territory and the U.S. to bring in their police state to protect the citizens from the big, bad, faux terrorists they created.

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Where do your “facts” come from?

          • yep! you got it!

      • OSAMA OBAMA

        Since the left SO loves the U.N., let other countries send their kids in to fight the scum. Akc, what do they call it when the troops are prohibited from engaging?

    • tinkerunique

      THAT may be why 0’dumma gave the Taliban $5M and the “Gitmo 5” to the Taliban for an Army deserter. THAT was illegal WITHOUT the consent of congress – AND it “gave aid and comfort to the enemy”, which IS an act of treason, and he bragged about it on national TV.

  • Hotnike

    It is still too little too late. Always and still leading from behind.

    • livefree1200cc

      its more like America is always starting wars we have no business fighting

      • Hotnike

        Will you think it is America’s business to fight ‘start’ a war when it is on our land? GET REAL!!

        • livefree1200cc

          I’m tempted to ask you to repeat that in English, but I’ll take a stab at it. Are you asking me if we would be justified to war with a nation that attacked us on our soil? OF COURSE ! Unfortunately that has not happened since WW2, so no war America has fought in since WW2 has been justified or constituional

          • Roosevelt did everything to provoke Japan to strike first.
            But you may know that already.

            U.S. ships were attacking German submarines long before Germany declared war on the U.S. (another “mistake” by Hitler)
            Until that time the submarines were not allowed to fire back at U.S. ships.
            But you may know that already.

          • livefree1200cc

            Thank you, I use WW2 as a reference point and I am also aware of some of the extreme lengths we went to in order to get involved in that war. I did not know about the Germans being told not to fire back. I knew there was a lot of U-boat false flags. At least we actually constitutionally declared war then. It would only confuse the matter to people like the warmongering simpleton above to point out that we should not have gotten involved in that one either. Had we stayed out of it, the Zionists might not be in control of the US and the rest of the world right now. Who knows?

  • livefree1200cc

    This author is an idiot shill for the government. WHAT exactly are the US interests in Afghanistan? We NEVER even had any legitimate interests in Afghanistan! Obama was going to bring these troops home 7 years ago!

    • Reality Check

      NO, this author is a shill for Right Wing Propaganda.

      There are rare minerals in there and WE are once again doing the bidding of the Corporations

      • livefree1200cc

        While there is truth in your statement, starting wars to steal resources is NOT a legitimate reason for being there. Our armies are for the protection of our homeland, not for global pillaging

        • …… in theory only 🙂
          And of course this line is taught to all children in “schools”.

          • Diane Wright

            Interesting, but true, war actually is over resources..it always has been, always will be…

      • they were found AFTER. not b4.

        • Reality Check

          like THAT makes ANY DIFFERENCE.

          • livefree1200cc

            well it means we had even LESS of a legitimate reason for being there

          • OSAMA OBAMA

            Not to your America hating ASS!

          • Kent2012

            he probably thinks that kenyan boyo’s daddy, billy “the rapist traitor”, and the ho were doing a fine job of global leadership….well he may have…kenyan boyo’s grandpappy let the rags of iatoleya ice cream hold Real Americans hostage for 444 days before just the election of a Real American made the rag’s bowels turn to water…that two cell brain dead twit reality checkerinsky and living4freedrugs1200cc and crocodildo are fine examples of the success of the commie infiltration of are school system, the political spectrum, and those hallowed halls of upper indoctrination…of course they suggest that I am the nut job because of my warnings of commie capabilities and rags sneaking into the country….

          • Diane Wright

            Do you think maybe you could make your comments easier to understand, by just saying it in plain ole English….

  • Reality Check

    the Taliban already controls HUGE amounts of Afghanistan
    lets stop wasting our TROOPS and our money.

    if the forces we have trained can’t get it together after 12 years, fuckem.

    • The goal of the “forces” is NOT to “get it together”.

      If it were, then the situation would be totally different now.
      And foreign troops were out of Afghanistan long time ago.

  • donl

    Not without a lot of prodding.

  • tomw

    So, when can our troops come home? Never? 14 years of guarding the CIA poppy fields is enough.

  • EdStone

    This may b the only time intelligence hits him in the head, so let the military do their job unbothered by a loosed in the White House.

  • Lee Berry

    From what I have read, the remaining troops do not have an actual ‘job’ there. They are not to attack a perceived enemy, and no longer go on patrols.

    • Rich

      Maybe it will be a gun free zone to

    • Kent2012

      they have been left there as targets for isis…as soon as kenyan boyo is able to get some more weapons and equipment delivered to the rags…

  • debi feldet

    So what if he leaves troops in Afghanistan! He is still a TRAITOR & always will be a TRAITOR to the USA!

  • Rich

    The military asked for 10000 and only got 5000. Does that mean that he got it half right or is he setting up our guys for a creaming. Benghazi all over again, but on a larger scale. He has gotten away with it once why not go down for doubles.

  • Ryan Gurganus

    Thanks Obama we really need to keep patrolling those opium fields while out kids are dropping like flies back home from overdoses. Dam drug war no one will talk about

    • iLLuSioNaTi

      YES ~ Finally someone else gets it! It’s always been about the poppy fields and cheap heroin and oxycodone!

  • tinkerunique

    Our elected elite get periodic pay raises, voted on by themselves, but Social Security and military and veterans benefits go down while more and more illegals get everything from free (Section 8 ) housing, clothing, food (stamps), and voters privilages at voters expense.

  • papa doug

    Saddam Hussein had to go but Obama left a terrible vacuum in his place enabling ISIS to swoop in and take over. The terror and deaths that have followed are laid firmly on Obama’s lap! Terrorists like ISIS and Al Qaeda are just biding their time with intelligence and training just waiting for us to leave so they can move in. Obama will do what he can to effect that before he leaves office.

  • OSAMA OBAMA

    Great! Our scum politicians again send our kids in to do their dirty work, then, when they come home, they are disarmed, “”All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms.”- Dianne FRUMPstein, and ignored by the V.A.

  • Marvin Bresler

    After nearly 7 years as President, Obama finally did something right!!
    And that was only because of the disaster he caused when he pulled
    all of the troops out of Iraq, in effect surrendering, and giving Iraq to
    ISIS. All of the military Generals and Admirals advised against the Iraq decision, but Obama, the brilliant military strategist, pulled the troops out anyway. Thus, all of our troops that died, or were injured
    in Iraq died in vain. Iraq, and most of the Middle-East is in far worse
    condition than they were a decade ago. NICE WORK OBAMA!!
    To avoid the same disaster in Afghanistan, Obama finally wised up,
    and listened to his military advisers – The troops WILL remain in
    Afghanistan, to prevent ISIS from conquering that country too.
    Notice though, that in Syria, it is RUSSIA, and Iran annihilating ISIS, and not America. In the end, Russia and Iran will control ALL of the Middle East, and America will have no influence there: More evidence of Obama’s total lack of leadership.

    • Kent2012

      our great buddy, crocodildo, would not agree with you and as a resource he would point to the august words of realitycheckerinsky, one of many who think that Real Americans are fools, haters, and animals while the commies and the rags are angels walking on the earth….

  • leewacker

    I don’t agree with the faux president! Remove ALL AMERICAN troops, equipment and everything else from Afghanistan, and let the stupid country fend for itself! All they want is our money, and they won’t do a blasted thing to work against the Taliban or any other terrorist group! All that war has become is a cash cow for the faux government in Afghanistan, and, as an American taxpayer, I am sick and tired of spending good money on people who WANT to stay in the tenth century BCE!

  • bobwhite1935

    The real reason bHo changed his mind on leaving Afghanistan is that when he did Afghani’ would ask Putin & Russia to move in & bomb the Hell out of the Taliban for them.

  • rchguns

    Obama has been screwed up about is decisions when it comes to Afghanistan from the very beginning. Only an idiot would go in Afghanistan and try to do anything militarily effective. It can’t be done, and if people were even marginally aware of history we would never one in there in the first place.

    Supposedly went in Afghanistan to get Osama bin Laden who was not even in Afghanistan. But history is a better teacher!

    Does anyone remember the USSR? The government that doesn’t exist anymore? USSR went in Afghanistan almost exactly the same way that we went in the Vietnam and we both got equally screwed. Where the United States endured, pick up the pieces and went on the USSR wasn’t so lucky.

    Afghanistan has been called the graveyard of empires for good reason. All the way back to the time of the Romans Empire they went into Afghanistan and basically’s ceased to exist as a power. Afghanistan’s victims include the English, the Dutch, the French, the Russians and even the Roman Empire.

    The United States is not get out of there we might find ourselves on that same list.

  • Mark Clemens

    Obama is a puppet, he’s doing what the puppet masters tell him to do. I bet the War Profiteers are pulling these strings………..

    • iLLuSioNaTi

      More like the Poppy Profiteers.

  • rayr65

    Just how is leaving 5,500 troops there doing something right? That’s just enough troops that there is no way they can defend themselves. Anyone that buys into this ignorance is proof that sometimes abortion should be used.

  • cvxxx

    Waste of money and time. If the Afghans won’t fight the why waste our money and lives for nothing?

    • iLLuSioNaTi

      It’s the poppy fields!

  • peanut butter

    It’s ONLY because putin stepped in. obie’s trying to throw a bonus into his plans. Look out for putin destroying OUR troops next. They are in cahoots.

  • disqus_5EnR2BZ95O

    Get the hell out of the Middle East! We can’t change 1000 years of stupidity.

  • will kari

    Afganistain doesn’t have one drop of oil. The country should be used to test the effectiveness of atomic bombs.. The USA should be in Iraq protecting the oil wells and strike a deal with the Iraqi gov’t for x amount of oil to rescue their butts from Isis. The USA taxpayers and USA military should be rewarded with x amount of oil revenue for rescuing them from Isis. Hussien Obama should have kept troops in Iraq to protect the oil wells for 25% of the production oil. The USA needs to make money to pay for military equipment and soldier power.

    • iLLuSioNaTi

      All it’s got are fields of poppy that our troops are ordered to protect, and you know that somebody connected to our government is getting rich off of heroin!

  • RuFus92

    Sorry but Obama has never gotten anything right and you can bet that he hated every word of this anouncemrent and that it wasn’t his idea at all.

  • Mary Dennis Cook

    My opinion is that he is doing this now so he can postpone the 2016 election for a new POS due to WAR
    he will declare to keep killing our Freedom. This is just a front for his Agenda’s

  • AKLady2015

    Afghanistan — the current Vietnam.
    Obama has the right idea. but he is damned for it.

    • iLLuSioNaTi

      Said the progressive liberal wackjob!

  • CrazyAuntJane

    Wrong! If we are going to be there we need to be proactive to put an end to this BS, not court-martial a solder when he tried to stop a child from being raped! If we are there at all we should be looking at ways to end this not just continuing to equip ISIS!

  • whoisshe?

    Obama didn’t get this right , he planned this 3 years ago, Kerry and Obama planned to take over Jerusalem at the same time, also in Obamas book he plans to be Imperial President of Tansania, so far its all coming true, he must be stopped, John Kerry should be impeached, before the Republican Party is taken over.

  • Btty

    Arm yourselves and learn how to use your weapons safely. When the chit hits the fan it will be up to you to protect your families. Because anyone who thinks Barry has your best interest at heart better think again. He is hell bent on bringing in thousands of so called refugees. A better word for them are Invaders! Barry wants to change our demographics like Idiot Merkel is changing hers. The German people are finally starting to stand up against her crap. A little late though. We must stand up for our country or watch her go down a path that we will never recover from. God Help Us All!