Afghanistan troop withdrawal to begin

True to his word the president is beginning the draw down of military forces stationed in Afghanistan.  Although the first numbers are small in comparison to the whole, it is a step in the right direction and one certain to anger the Hard Left Obama Haters.

Here is the story summary:

US military officers are drawing up plans for a modest troop reduction in Afghanistan that’s designed to meet President Obama’s July deadline without conceding the ground they’ve gained in the restive south. Preliminary plans call for the withdrawal of 5,000 troops in July, and another 5,000 by December—a relatively small chunk of the current 100,000-troop force, officials tell the Wall Street Journal.

The proposals were drawn up before the death of Osama bin Laden, and could still be revised if that appears to be affecting the conflict—there’s hope it will make the Taliban more willing to negotiate. The plan also hasn’t been presented to the White House, which is sure to vigorously debate any move. “The president has made no decision about the scope or pace of the drawdown that will begin in July,” a National Security Council spokesman said. “Any speculation is therefore completely premature.”

What do you think?  Is this a good first step, or do you think we should withdraw even more troops by the end of the summer?  Let us know.

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4 Responses to Afghanistan troop withdrawal to begin

  1. A Michael J. Scott

    May 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Pennies make pounds and this is a good first step. Screw the Obama Hating Progressives. I know this is off topic a bit but I saw that silly ass Cindy Sheehan is parading about saying the Osama bin Laden killing was a huge scam perpetrated by the government. How idiotic is that to think that hundreds of people would be involved in such a lie? Worse yet is the number of Obama Haters who bought into her bull shit.

  2. C.H. McDermott

    May 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    It is a step in the right direction, for sure.

  3. Jihad punk

    May 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Bring all the troops home and let ’em blow each other to hell – then when they’ve all killed each other we can wander over and pinch all the oil for free!!!…;-)

  4. Eddie

    May 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Just you wait. The Obama Hates hate Obama after the Iraq combat mission ended months ago than Bush at the height of the surge. Incoherent conspiracy in 3…2…1….Wait, can they even count?