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WaPo & NYT: Obama to Quickly Reduce Afghan Mission?

In the Victory Lap Three Department, both WaPo and The Pink Slipper are reporting that Congress wants the administration to accelerate plans to reduce the US mission in Afghanistan. Neither identified which Congress.

Considering this administration’s ability to repeatedly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, this sudden change of direction is entirely understandable.

It does appear the death of Osama bin Laden on 5.1.11 set the Taliban back, for there has been a sudden drop in US battlefield casualties since May 1. In fact, only one soldier has died this month, compared to eleven over a similar period in April.

Bin Laden’s death does appear to have something do with this change in Taliban strategy, although it has been suggested that maybe they just got a bad lot of detonators (for their IED’s) which they swapped for heroin with Mexican drug cartels, who obtained them from the American ATF. Either way, it appears the Taliban is considering alternate plans, although neither surrender nor mass suicide has been mentioned as one of the options.

At this time of indecision it only makes sense that the administration would want to get out in front of whatever the Taliban is going to do by broadcasting what we’re planning to do first, so as to help make up their minds, just in case hunkering down and waiting until we leave was not one of their original options.

In a totally unrelated story, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Oxfam and other aid groups say the Afghan military is totally unprepared to take over more duties in their country’s nation security.

 

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  1. Obama has won the War on Terror. Within minutes of the announcement of bin Laden’s demise, the media started cranking out stories about how al Quaida was finished. The O making his victory tour to military bases, where the spectators are not allowed to boo, is cementing this victory in the minds of the hapless, feckless, clueless under age 54 demographic. All he has to do now is pull as many troops as he possibly can out of the Mideast by September of next year, get a few sporadic months of +3% gdp and 2012 will be in the bag. The voter intimidation and voter fraud efforts will be unparalleled and there will be no Justice Department to stop it. The rallies in Madison will be repeated in other states as the communists and the unions
    practice, practice, practice. What few Inspector Generals left standing between now and then will be silenced and whatever GOP candidate is most feared will be neutered by the obedient JournOlist and TPM crowd. If by next summer it looks like it could possibly be a race, you will see federal marshals investigating “patriot” groups for possible ties to this, that and the other. The stories about how the Islamists hate Obama for killing bin Laden are BS. They know he is dismantling the security of the Middle East.

  1. Obama has won the War on Terror. Within minutes of the announcement of bin Laden’s demise, the media started cranking out stories about how al Quaida was finished. The O making his victory tour to military bases, where the spectators are not allowed to boo, is cementing this victory in the minds of the hapless, feckless, clueless under age 54 demographic. All he has to do now is pull as many troops as he possibly can out of the Mideast by September of next year, get a few sporadic months of +3% gdp and 2012 will be in the bag. The voter intimidation and voter fraud efforts will be unparalleled and there will be no Justice Department to stop it. The rallies in Madison will be repeated in other states as the communists and the unions
    practice, practice, practice. What few Inspector Generals left standing between now and then will be silenced and whatever GOP candidate is most feared will be neutered by the obedient JournOlist and TPM crowd. If by next summer it looks like it could possibly be a race, you will see federal marshals investigating “patriot” groups for possible ties to this, that and the other. The stories about how the Islamists hate Obama for killing bin Laden are BS. They know he is dismantling the security of the Middle East.

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