Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed President Obama's announcement of a major troop withdrawal, saying "this is something Afghanistan has wanted for so long now."
The pullout, announced at the State of the Union on Tuesday, will help ensure "peace and full security," according to a statement released by Karzai's office Wednesday.
The United States will draw down 34,000 troops currently stationed in Afghanistan in a year's time, Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The current number stands at 66,000.
Afghans yes but Karzai would rather we be there to protect his cartel.
Obama has claimed to withdraw troops 66,000 times? No, but serously, he has said that every year since 2007 election.
@ justeye, and he HAS withdrawn troops every year, just not all of them on the advice of his advisors!
IF Karzai thinks that then why not withdraw ALL soldiers out of a country that LOVES our money!
"Afghan president: We’ve wanted troop withdrawal ‘for so long now’"
Yeah, so have I.
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