After Ron Paul speech, Obama tries to woo 'young people tired of US wars'Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 09:08
Only days after Ron Paul famously said his candidacy is a response to "endless, undeclared, unwinnable wars dumped on the young people", White House sources frantically confirmed that President Obama will shortly announce his plans to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan in a phased manner by the end of 2011.
Although, White House spokesman Jay Carney stressed on the fact that this was no immediate measure, and that the President was contemplating on making this move for the past few weeks, the timing of the announcement makes it obvious that it is a step taken with the 2012 elections in sight.
Earlier, Ron Paul had made his observation after winning the straw elections at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday. He was particularly critical of the US assuming the role of a 'world police man'.
He had also opined that, Americans, instead of worrying over rising debts from hugely expensive wars spanning decades, should focus more on vital aspects like economy. Incidentally, the Afghan involvement alone cost the US government $110 billion in a single year.
Many observers believed that Ron was actually gaining from popular American sentiments which preferred the full withdrawal of troops engaged in foreign occupations without any further delay.