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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #41)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:41 PM

42. I take it

"How does "be fully responsible for the security of their country" transmute into..'no permanent bases'? "

...you didn't watch the speech.

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As we do, our troops will be coming home. Last year, we removed 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Another 23,000 will leave by the end of the summer. After that, reductions will continue at a steady pace, with more and more of our troops coming home. And as our coalition agreed, by the end of 2014 the Afghans will be fully responsible for the security of their country.

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Within this framework, we’ll work with the Afghans to determine what support they need to accomplish two narrow security missions beyond 2014 -- counter-terrorism and continued training. But we will not build permanent bases in this country, nor will we be patrolling its cities and mountains. That will be the job of the Afghan people.

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/01/remarks-president-obama-address-nation-afghanistan




The video is posted here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=636919


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