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Carney: No Obama plan to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 2014

White
House press secretary Jay Carney on Sunday said the U.S. would transfer
security to Afghan troops by the end of 2014 and that recent statements
from President Obama did not mean that U.S. troops would be out of the
country by that date.

Carney’s remarks came after President Obama
said on Saturday that he had a “specific plan to bring our troops home
from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.”

“We are in the process of doing that right now," Obama had said at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa.


But on Sunday, Carney clarified those remarks, saying that Obama had “never said that all the troops would be out.”

“This
is a NATO-endorsed strategy that foresees full transition to Afghan
security lead in Afghanistan by 2014,” Carney told a press gaggle aboard
Air Force One en route to Toledo, Ohio, where the president will hold a
campaign rally tomorrow. “That is a NATO policy that has been put in
place for quite some time now. And part of that is drawing down our
forces.”

“Everyone understands what the President’s policy is,
which is a full transition to Afghan security lead by 2014,” said
Carney. “We have been abundantly clear about the stages of the
implementation of that policy. And as in Iraq, that means that while
not all U.S. troops will have withdrawn necessarily by then, the Afghan
Security Forces will be in full security transition, I mean, will be in
full security lead, and U.S. forces will continue to be drawn down.”

The
U.S. is set to hand over responsibility for security to local Afghans
by 2014, and efforts are underway to draw down U.S. forces, but the
president has not specified a date for the withdrawal of all American
troops from the country.


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  • Tee Quake 2012/09/03 02:36:08
    We will always have troops in Afghanistan
    Tee Quake
    +4
    I have to laugh as I hear Obama trying to invent all the great things he has accomplished. How he has ended wars and is bringing home the troops. He better, at the rate they are being murdered by their Afghanistan "partners", if he doesn't there'll be fewer and fewer to rescue. The fact is, covert parts of our government need Afghanistan and either you know what I am talking about or you don't, but even when they say "all troops home" I wouldn't believe it.

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  • stevmackey 2012/09/03 16:49:53
    Undecided
    stevmackey
    It is not my call.
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/09/03 12:12:56
    Undecided
    Chibi Guru Z
    +1
    When somebody else is the President.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/09/03 06:09:13
    Undecided
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Yet another obama lie. With odumba and his laughable failure of a foreign policy, they will probably never come home, at least until the liar in chief Obama is gone.
  • Liam 2012/09/03 04:39:18
    We will always have troops in Afghanistan
    Liam
    Everywhere we go, we stay. We have military bases in over 150 countries! We're doing much better than Hitler ever did.
  • sean 2012/09/03 03:51:46
    We will always have troops in Afghanistan
    sean
    +1
    were still not out of iraq, and obama wanted to leave them all, but the iraqis would not give obama permission to keep killing civilians without the soldiers being procecuted for murder, so he left 6.000 , sent 13,500 to kuwait and the rest to afganistan and africa..to look for another made up terrorist "kony"..who does not exsist and if he does, i'm sure he works for us..just like bin laden did
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/09/03 03:05:34
    Undecided
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +1
    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me why we are losing blood and treasure in such a Godforsaken place to begin with.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/09/03 03:01:51
    Undecided
    brian.southworth.921
    +1
    Until we have a puppet governement established that will hopefully be loyal to our interests. Maybe this time it will work?
  • clasact 2012/09/03 02:54:52
    Undecided
    clasact
    +1
    I'm thinking Obama will have thme out by the end of 2013 I have no ideal how long Romney will keep thme there
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/09/03 02:40:20
    Undecided
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    UNLESS obama is planning that as the proverbial october Surprise
  • Roger47 2012/09/03 02:37:11
    Undecided
    Roger47
    +1
    Depends on who wins. If Romney wins, they will all be out by a year from now. Ind in Iran instead.
  • jc 2012/09/03 02:36:39
  • Tee Quake 2012/09/03 02:36:08
    We will always have troops in Afghanistan
    Tee Quake
    +4
    I have to laugh as I hear Obama trying to invent all the great things he has accomplished. How he has ended wars and is bringing home the troops. He better, at the rate they are being murdered by their Afghanistan "partners", if he doesn't there'll be fewer and fewer to rescue. The fact is, covert parts of our government need Afghanistan and either you know what I am talking about or you don't, but even when they say "all troops home" I wouldn't believe it.
  • NPC 2012/09/03 02:33:14
    Undecided
    NPC
    +3
    If Romney is elected he could take them out ASAP if he deems it. Barack will kiss the corupt opium dealer Karzai and allow more American heroes to die in that hell hole of a rock pile.
  • Mr. T 2012/09/03 02:30:28
    We will always have troops in Afghanistan
    Mr. T
    +3
    The 3rd of never.

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