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The New York Times reports that President Obama will announce tonight that he will withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan this year, and another 20,000 by the end of next summer. At that point the 30,000 additional troops Obama committed to Afghanistan in 2009 will have been returned.
According to the Times, this will be a more aggressive drawdown than what Gen. David Petraeus recommended. Furthermore,
It amounts to a broad rethinking of the military’s troop-intensive counterinsurgency strategy that Mr. Obama adopted 18 months ago after a painstaking review. Officials have indicated that the administration now plans to place more emphasis on focused counterterrorism operations of the kind that killed Osama bin Laden - which the president is expected to cite as Exhibit A for a substantial American drawdown.
In other words, this drawdown was made possible by the killing of Osama bin Laden. Without that, the president would have had a harder time making the case for overruling Petraeus and co.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?