The withdrawal date from Afghanistan has been ‘officially’ pushed back. There is now a new timetable..
From The Raw Story:
President Barack Obama pledged Friday that US forces would stand by Afghanistan even after NATO-led troops hand control of the fight against Taliban insurgents to Afghan forces in 2014.
Echoing the president’s commitments, on MSNBC’sMorning Joe, Vice President Joe Biden described 2014 as the “drop-dead date” for turning over security responsibilities to the Afghan government.
“And 2014 is now a date that everyone has agreed upon, NATO as well as the Afghanis, that’s kind of the drop-dead date,” said Biden. “But that doesn’t mean we’re going to have anywhere near 100,000 troops in 2013.” (Read on…)
More from Huffington Post (with video).
What does “drop dead date” even mean? (What a terrible choice of words..)
Would that still apply if the Republicans take control the Senate or the presidency in 2012 (worst case scenario)?