The United States is considering leaving no American troops behind in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 withdrawal date, U.S. officials said on Monday, amid ongoing tensions between the President Barack Obama’s administration and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government.
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Speaking for myself, I’m pretty torn about this.
On the one hand, I think we probably should leave some special forces teams over there to do some necessary hunting.
But on the other hand, what do you do when you have to work with a guy like Karzai?
Either way, good for Obama sending a very public warning across Karzai’s bow. Keep playing, Karzai. Keep playing.
Call Obama’s bluff and we’ll see how fast he does what most of the public wants. And then we’ll see how fast your cowardly hide races out of the country once the Taliban no longer has us to worry about.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.