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Late Night: Pouting Baby Asks “Why Won’t Mr 0 Bring All Soldiers Home?”

"Why won't Mr. 0 bring all soldiers home?" (photo courtesy of Jim White)

Pouting Baby is talking to us again. — JW

Mr. 0 made his big speech last night and told us that he will bring home 10,00 soldiers from Afghanistan this year. That sounds like a big number and it even has some of the soldier bosses upset that Mr. 0 is bringing home more soldiers than they want. But Mr. 0 tripled the number of soldiers that Little Georgie B left there and now only wants to bring home only about a tenth of the ones that are there, so the soldiers are just being greedy like soldiers always are.

Here’s the top soldier giving a waa-waa speech about Mr. 0’s decision:

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that Obama’s plans to withdraw nearly a third of the some 99,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of next summer was a riskier plan than he had initially wanted. Obama announced the withdrawal timetable on Wednesday.

“The president’s decisions are more aggressive and incur more risk than I was originally prepared to accept,” Mullen told a House of Representatives committee hearing in his first comments on Obama’s plan.

When Mr. 0 announced his “surge” of the last 32,000 of these 99,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, he reminded us how many soldiers Little Georgie B had left there:

When I took office, we had just over 32,000 Americans serving in Afghanistan

But somehow, the soldier bosses are so greedy about having more soldiers fighting everywhere they can that bringing home 10,000 soldiers this year and 20,000 next year is “risky”. Funny, I don’t remember them crying about the “risks” Little Georgie B was creating when he had “only 32,000” soldiers in Afghanistan.

One person who does like the announcement is the drug-selling President of Afghanistan:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it’s a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.

“The number of troops that he has announced to be withdrawn is a sign that Afghanistan is taking over its own security and is trying to defend its territory by its own means,” Karzai said. “So we are happy about the announcement.”

If the president of Afghanistan can stop his drug-selling long enough to say that Afghanistan can take care of its own security, why should Mr. 0 stop with only withdrawing his “surge” troops? Why can’t he bring all our soldiers home from there? Mr. 0 told us this when he announced his surge:

They’ll increase our ability to train competent Afghan security forces, and to partner with them so that more Afghans can get into the fight. And they will help create the conditions for the United States to transfer responsibility to the Afghans.

Doesn’t the drug-selling President’s announcement mean the surge worked and all the soldiers can come home now?

PS Mommy, what’s a “tongue-bath“?

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