In President Obama's speech on the Afghanistan war pull-out, he proposed (in round numbers):
- 10,000 troops out in the near term (to satiate the peaceniks)
- 20,000 troops out by the end of November 2012 (how convenient)
Why not pull them all out now? Does anyone realistically believe the situation in Afghanistan will be at all improved between now and 2014?
Take a look at this word cloud from the President's speech. Can you find the word "PEACE" in there anywhere? I'm still looking.