Finally President Barack Obama is beginning to see the light in the long dark tunnel that George W. Bush threw the country in with the war in Afghanistan.
Obama has come to his senses, realizing that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is impossible to work with, and all U.S. troops need to be out of Afghanistan. The pullout date had been set for 2014, however, a small “residual force” was to remain, The New York Times reports.
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Now, Obama is considering pulling out next year but leaving no U.S. troops in that war torn country. Under Bush’s presidency, the United States entered the war in Afghanistan since 2001, following the terrorist attacks in America that killed about 3,000 people.
It has been the longest war in U.S. history, and it needed to end years ago. Karzai’s coming unglued over U.S. negotiations with the Taliban and about some U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan appears to have been the push Obama needed to see the futility in the continued fighting.