Watch the speech here. Here’s a transcript.

Does he want to pull out too fast? Too slow? Just right? Discuss.

President Obama charted a middle course Wednesday for ending the U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, outlining a departure plan that will remove troops faster than his commanders had requested but more slowly than many of his political allies would like.

In a prime-time address from the White House, Obama said he will bring home 10,000 U.S. troops by the end of the year and 23,000 more by next summer, a withdrawal window that will conclude two months before voters decide whether to give him a second term. The first troops will leave Afghanistan next month.

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  1. GregAllen says:

    Bush got a 70% approval for getting us IN TO this needless, bloody mess.

    Obama should be getting a 90% approval rating from a grateful and relieved nation for getting us OUT of this quagmire.

    Instead, he gets bickered to pieces by BOTH sides of the aisle.

  2. MikeN says:

    We are not at war with West Libya, we are not at war with East Libya. We have always not been at war with East Libya.

  3. Ah_Yea says:

    Wow, the liberal stupidity on this blog is getting tiresome.

    Fusion is a Moron.
    Dallas is an idiot, and now
    GregAllen is an imbecile.

    For example:
    “Obama should be getting a 90% approval rating … for getting us OUT of this quagmire.”

    What an imbecilic thing to say.

    First, Obama is simply withdrawing the troops HE PUT IN. No net change from when Bush was in charge. No real reduction AT ALL.

    Second, did his “Surge” accomplish anything?
    “In the 18 months Obama has been president, 557 Americans have died. That compares to 655 U.S. deaths in the eight years of the Bush administration. Compared another way, an average of 6.8 deaths occurred per month during the Bush years; the monthly average during Obama’s tenure is 30.9, more than four times higher.”

    So, yes. Obama did accomplish having more good Americans die.
    http://lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&

    Second, Obama is bombing the crap out of Libya for what reason?? See #28 above.

    Third, he is only following Bush’s timeline!
    http://politicsdaily.com/2009/12/03/afghanistan-the-obama-bush-exit-strategy/SubSectionID=9&ArticleID=11703

    I don’t know which is more tiring, Obama and his corrupt dictatorial ways, or the Morons, Idiots, and Imbeciles who follow him.

  4. Dallas says:

    #33 The surge avoided a Martian invasion. DO you see any Martians around? No.

  5. pedro says:

    #34 You’re right. I see nothing. Only a fistful of sheeple like you babbling incoherences about Afghanistan & Libya all the while licking Obama’s boots clean as a whistle. Kudos for being such a good pet of your master.

  6. Dallas says:

    #35 You simpletons need to have things explained in simple terms so you jay go away.

  7. pedro says:

    #36 There are no simple term to explain your lunacy. Like macfans, all your messiah does is great, specially when he’s actually crapping out like with Afghanistan, Libya, the economy, the border.

    But if you can find simple word to explain your stupidity, be my guest.

  8. Ah_Yea says:

    Like I said, Dallas is an idiot. See #34 for proof.

    I have come to the inescapable conclusion that the vast majority of Liberals are Morons, Idiots, and Imbeciles.

    The rest of the Liberals are those who take advantage of said Morons, Idiots, and Imbeciles for their political and economic advantage.

  9. Dallas says:

    #38 Your ‘inescapable conclusions’ are a result of you living in an inescapable garden full of Fox News TV’s and Christian Taliban monks.

  10. President Amabo says:

    Surge my ass. I bet we arent even up to 1 million enemy casulties yet. Let’s get moving here.Get ‘em all dead and get home. We need the money here to build more freeway lanes.

  11. Ah_Yea says:

    Like I said, Dallas is an idiot. See #39 for proof.

    I have come to the inescapable conclusion that the vast majority of Liberals are Morons, Idiots, and Imbeciles.

    The rest of the Liberals are those who take advantage of said Morons, Idiots, and Imbeciles for their political and economic advantage.

  12. pedro says:

    #41 There’s no arguing with a sheeple. You tell them to shut-up, send them ti the other sheeple & if they’re good, give them double food ration.

  13. pedro says:

    That was “send it with”

  14. Ah_Yea says:

    Yes, Pedro. The sad truth is Liberals such as Fusion, Dallas, GregAllen, and even Bobbo have all shown the same trait.

    They’re too stupid to know they’re stupid, and a bit borderline insane.

    Each and every one, and by extension each and every “front line” Liberal, needs to have someone else make decisions for them, and then they absolutely NEED to adhere to those decisions because they are mentally ill.

    The pure definition of Sheeple.