Thursday, June 23, 2011

Afganistan Drawdown

I'm in an airport, so no links, but last night President Obama announced he would start a drawdown of our forces in Afghanistan as scheduled next month.

Someone on twitter quoted a democratic source as saying last night was the "Joe Biden was right" speech, and based on all the progress we've made in Afghanistan since the surge, that seems about right. The reduction of 30,000 troops by the end of the year isn't nearly enough and only undoes Obama's own escalation of the war, but at I was starting to get worried we wouldn't even get this level of "progress".

What you'd tell the family of someone whose son or daughter dies in Afghanistan during this multi-year draw down is beyond me.

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