In December 2009, President Obama promised the American people that we would begin the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan in July 2011, and last night he announced his plan to make good on that promise. By the end of this year 10,000 troops will return home and that number will reach 33,000 troops by next summer.

To put this important decision in a larger context, Vice President Joe Biden took a few minutes to share his thoughts about the promises this Administration has made – and kept – when it comes to the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and our commitment to defeat al Qaeda:

Too ineffective, too little, too late.

“our commitment to defeat al Qaeda”

  1. 1. Stop killing civilians.
  2. 2. Take all that money being spent on the war and
    • a. Build Schools
    • b. Build Health clinics
    • c. Improve their agriculture yields (not monocrop, not irrigated, and no petroleum based fertilizer — shit works well, bullshit not so much).
    • 3. Build a rail line from the sea to Kabul and on to China through the ‘stans
  3. 4. Check Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, hard

Next vote: For ABO. Anyone but Obama.