Obama Tells Afghanistan "If You Like The US Troops In Your Country, You Can Keep 9800 Of Them" - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

Via CNN,

President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Tuesday that the United States plans to keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after this year, if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.

A senior administration official said that number would be cut by roughly half by the end of 2015, and the military would then transition to a smaller force built around embassy security operations at the end of the following year.There currently are 32,000 American forces in Afghanistan, where the United States has fought its longest war.

Both presidential candidates in Afghanistan have indicated a willingness to sign the security agreement, if elected. However, the official said the United States would maintain no military presence after this year if for some reason that doesn't happen.


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Hippocratic Oaf's picture

THEY don't want US there!!!


WTF does this doofus have to add to anything?

power steering's picture

Hasn't even caught that insolent rodeo clown yet!

CrashisOptimistic's picture

The Russians must have granted permission for that many to remain.

It's their call. They control the supply lines.

power steering's picture

It the least they could do for us taking down the missle shield

Sofa King Confused's picture

The reason Afganistan does not sign the security agreement is they want the US out of their country.  Obama needs them to sign it so he can keep troops in there.

0b1knob's picture

The problem with the 'stan is that it is run by a mentally ill narcissistic idiot traitor who seems intent on sabotaging and destroying the country he rules.

Unlike the US which is... oh wait....

HungryPorkChop's picture

"If you like the US Troops in your country, you can keep 9800 of them"

This one sounds eerily similar to:

"If you like your insurance policy, you can keep your insurance policy."

Winston of Oceania's picture

The poppy growers are happy as can be that we are there; wtf do you think it was all about?

power steering's picture

Nope. It was about that insultung YouTube video. That guys still in jail?

DaveyJones's picture

our country would never assist a criminal venture

TideFighter's picture

9700 drone pilots...a few cooks and a motor pool. 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Read up about the US Embassy in Kabul - spending over 500 million to upgrade and expand it...

...new embassy in London was projected to be over 1 billion dollars last I heard.

I guess you'd better spend like a drunken sailor when you know it's only a matter of time until Uncle Wen cuts up your credit cards.

COSMOS's picture

LOL so true.  Spend spend spend while you can.

drendebe10's picture

More BD gim flapping from yhe incompeyent arrogant narcissistic illegal indonesian kenyan muslim sociopathic ignoramus liar in chief.

Richardk888's picture

The reason so many around the world hate us...we kill their countrymen and occupy their land.

Too bad neither political party or the sheeple poeple have figured this out yet.

thestarl's picture

Worst part about it is your only wasting your time trying to explain it to them.

Freedumb's picture

They'll be fine, we're recording all of their phone calls for their own safety, and we've bombed them into a democracy (mission accomplished)

Number 156's picture

If you look closely, you can almost see the puppet strings..

Chupacabra-322's picture

Look closer, you can see the massive cock in his mouth & ass.

codecode's picture

So... what is it we accomplished there?

SAT 800's picture

Same as always; undeserved promotions for idiot officers. body bags, a destroyed country, a black hole to flush dollars into; some of which get stuck in the private offshore accounts of the pentagon desk jockys. And now it's on to the real fun ! Russia !! lucky thing I;m so old, I was gonna die soon anyway.

Zirpedge's picture

9800 troops is hardly enough to secure the poppy fields. How else will we demoralize and poison the disenfranchised youth of tommorow? Can we keep sending cargo planes full of USD to pay off taliban warlords?

john39's picture

of course this number does not include private contractors aka mercenaries...   paid for by debt serfs, er citizens.

youngman's picture

9800 and now he will say we are out of the country....zero does not know what ZERO means

bigsheep66's picture

Bring em home to start the final step in the transformational change

SharkBit's picture

Why has Afganistan all of the sudden become front and center.  Think distraction.  Hum.  VA issues.  ObummerCare.  Holy-Grail deal.  Failed Foreign Policy in Ukraine.  Economy bubbles.  Buying time for Fed....  Guy hurts my ears.

power steering's picture

You really think he's gonna keep talking about Benghazi, IRS, VA, Fast & Furious ?

SAT 800's picture

I noticed that ultimately we'll only have a small force in country for embassy guarding; lucky thing we didn't need any embassy guarding in Benghazi. Lying, fucking, cunthole.

Jugdish's picture

So did we win the war? Who controls the poppy fields? Is there a bearded jihadi hiding under my bed still? Whats the threat level at ? is the TSA still hiring Pedophiles and thugs? Who watches me while I watch porn and talk to grandma on the phone? Is the boogie man real ? Are there any trannies serving in the 9,800 force ? Are gay men and women better soldiers? Is Hillary going to bail us out of this mess that Obama inherited ?

RacerX's picture

it sounds like we "won" the war. And will continue "winning" the war with the 9800 advisors. That's a lot of advising.

Threat level is either at Ernie or Bert. I can't keep up tho..


Catullus's picture

Apparently the US didn't seek this fight. That's good to know.

Winston Churchill's picture

Long body bag manufacturers.

RacerX's picture

so is this "Mission Accomplished"?

Frank N. Beans's picture

mishin accomplished.


larz's picture

mishin akomplisht

JuliaS's picture

America still has 50k+ troops stationed in Germany, just in case Hitler rises from the grave. You never know.

SAT 800's picture

LOL. If Hitler does rise from the grave, expect him to be appointed Secretary of Defense under Obamma, ASAP. LOL.

FeralSerf's picture

Why does Germany need five times as many troops as Afghanistan? Are they having problems getting their poppies to grow?

tonyw's picture

it's to remind them not to ask for their gold back too quickly.

Chupacabra-322's picture

So, the Criminal UNITED STARES, CORP. INC. CEO will continue his business model of arming, funding & training the exact same terror organizations they claim to protect us from.

saints51's picture

Of course. The MIC needs a boogeyman.