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Obama before: Afghanistan the “war that must be won”, Obama now: Meh, not so much

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Shocking.  Oh wait.  No it’s not.

From The Politico:

President Barack Obama is warning U.S. commanders that he’s “skeptical” about whether more troops will make a difference in Afghanistan, saying he’ll approve an expected request only if the forces fit into a strategy to beat back al-Qaida and protect the United States.

U.S. generals are preparing to seek as many as tens of thousands additional troops for the increasingly unpopular conflict, but in several of his five Sunday talk show interviews, Obama made clear that he’s far from convinced about the need for a massive infusion of forces and won’t be rushed on the decision.

Shocked, Stunned, and Otherwise Staggered: Obama Announces the War That Hitherto Was Known as "The War That Must Be Won" Doesn’t Necessarily Have to be Won At All

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