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lefty369 Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 04:05 PM
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Obama to announce U.S. forces withdrawing within eight or nine years
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Obama to outline Afghan endgame in speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will address Americans on the war in Afghanistan on December 1 and spell out a strategy that would see U.S. forces withdrawing within eight or nine years, the White House said on Wednesday.

Obama's spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said the president would use his prime-time speech to stress the "sheer cost" of the eight-year-old war, explain to Americans why their army was still in Afghanistan, and press Afghan President Hamid Karzai to improve governance after a fraud-tainted election.


The White House has estimated that it will cost $1 million per year for each additional soldier sent to Afghanistan. With the U.S. deficit hitting $1.4 trillion and fueling Americans' concerns about high government spending, sending more troops to Afghanistan could be a politically risky move for Obama.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/091125/us/politics_u...
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