Thank you Obama, you will make Bush proud I am sure. The last forever war will go on forever it seems. Instead of ending in 2014, we now find out that we will have troops there till at least 2416 and beyond….thanks to an agreement Richard Engel got his hands on yesterday. To quote from the article linked above from MSNBC:
While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC NEWS shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.
The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of US taxpayer dollars.
The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al-Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan doesn’t seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down US-Afghan terms.
If this doesn’t bother you, I don’t know what it takes to get to you. We will continue cutting social programs here at home so we can pay for this fucking debacle over there. It’s wrong on ever level to me.
But the GOP will love it, you can bet you ass on that. And people call Obama a liberal…..I can’t stop laughing when I hear that now. It’s never been true and this more than proves it.