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Is Obama Only Postponing the Inevitable?

By Pat Buchanan - June 24, 2011

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In deciding to pull all of the 30,000 troops from the surge out of Afghanistan, six weeks before Election Day 2012, but only 10,000 by year's end, President Obama has satisfied neither the generals nor the doves. He has, however, well served his political interests. A larger drawdown would have risked the gains made in Kandahar and Helmand and invited a revolt of the generals, some of whom might...

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