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US Begins Talks to Extend Troop Presence in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

Reports say Washington is vying for an agreement with Kabul that would keep tens of thousands of troops there until 2024

by John Glaser, October 16, 2012

The US has begun negotiations with the Kabul government over the extension of troop presence past 2014, despite repeated claims by the Obama administration that the war in Afghanistan will come to an end that year.

Vice President Joe Biden, during last week’s debate with VP candidate Paul Ryan, told tens of millions of Americans, yet again, that the US is leaving Afghanistan in 2014.

“We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we’re going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion,” Biden said. “We’ve been in this war for over a decade. The primary objective is almost completed. Now all we’re doing is putting the Kabul government in a position to be able to maintain their own security. It’s their responsibility, not America’s.”

But US and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul last week to talk about the formal security agreement that will govern the presence of US troops past 2014. And more such meetings are already set to take place.

This has been a long time coming. Reports have been coming out for almost a year saying that Washington has been working on a deal with Kabul to keep US troops in Afghanistan at least until 2024, a full decade beyond the withdrawal date the Obama administration has been touting.


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There is no duration defined in the Oath

Reminds me of a quote

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. ~ George Orwell, "1984"

Annnnd ... the Magic 8 Ball Says:

- Troops Will Stay

- Press Is Silent

- People Know Nothing

- Americans Remain Stupid

.. wow! Who would have ever thought??

Crazy some of the things this says huh ..

Obama's plan is to leave

Obama's plan is to leave several thousand special forces over there but put them under CIA control so he can still claim he got all the troops out of Afghanistan. He will claim they are not troops, they are cia agents.

I saw a liberal use the "we're still in Germany" defense earlier

I could of swore that exact same line came out of McCain's mouth in 2008 and they were all raging about it.

If you need MSM

US News and World report link:


Unfortunately, there are those that I deal with who won't believe something unless it is from MSM.

In Afghanistan until 2024...unless GJ wins

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