This is big (Great) news, somehow unnoticed!
The following news item is related to a Post I made earlier, which I’m reposting here below. Thank God they’re turning in this direction. If this drawdown is not reversed, disaster will follow. This probably didn’t get a lot of national notice because we were all focused on the barbaric burning of a live Jordanian pilot.
It’s going to take guns to solve this Mr. President.
From the AP wire:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s nominee to be the next Pentagon chief says he would consider changing the current plans for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year if security conditions worsen.
In written comments to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ashton Carter responded “yes” when asked if he would consider recommending changes to the current pace and size of the drawdown plan to address security concerns. He also said he is aware of reports that Islamic State militants may try to expand into Afghanistan, and said he will work with coalition partners to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Carter’s comments were included in his answers to a committee questionnaire that was obtained by The Associated Press. They come as Afghan leaders express concerns about the U.S. troop withdrawal and worry that local forces may not be ready to secure the country on their own.
“Those who don’t know history, are doomed to repeat it”
The President’s commitment to get out of Afghanistan is a huge mistake.
The ISIL beheading war, the fracturing of Iraq, the power vacuum in that region and the resulting chaos are all evidence the President got us out of that area way too soon. Fixing that mistake is going to be costly. Even the President sees both of these points and it’s burdening him.
On top of that ISIL debacle and its implications, he has also backed the country and himself into a corner by his own previous declarations and policy – a combination of stances — that are presently forcing him into repeating that error in Afghanistan.
Just this week, miraculously, through an amazing confluence of world events we can’t control, he is being given a golden opportunity to fix that impending monstrous policy mistake. The…
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