Saturday, October 3, 2009

How much will Barack Obama bet on Afghanistan?

This article is about what Obama is going to do about the War in Afghanistan and the War in Iraq. "As a candidate for the presidency, Obama declared the invasion of Iraq a diversion for America's war on terror and vowed to withdraw. By contrast, he called Afghanistan a "War of Necessity" and pledged to win. When he was elected to office he sent 20,000 more troops to Afghanistan for a total of 68,000 troops. The head general over in Afghanistan though is saying that there's no way that the United States is going to win the war in Afghanistan if Obama doesn't send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Obama isn't sure yet what he wants to do. Many people are trying to convince to bring the troops home, much like Vice-President Joe Biden who is said to be the highest-ranking official trying to convince Obama to bring troops home and not send more. "CNN's most recent poll found that support for the war has fallen to a new low; just 39 percent of the public favor it. Fully 58 percent oppose it."

In my opinion I'm not sure if we should stay in Afghanistan or not, at this point I'm undecided.

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