Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
I think withdrawal of troops should be a decision made on the ground, if he consulted the generals and can pull back 10k troops safely I'd say why not.
Blog: Obama's Afghan troop withdrawal not among options presented by his generals
Yesterday in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Lt. General John Allen, slated to be the new top commander in Afghanistan, contradicted an (anonymous) administration spokesman, and stated under direct questioning that the troop withdrawal program announced by President Obama was not among the options presented to him by his generals.
In other words, President Obama came up with the plan on his own. His top commanders did not present it to him as one of the options they offered for him to choose among.
Clinton sat on his thumb for 8 years. The UN just kept passing resolution after resolution...obviously he never complied with the 17...they kept passing them...the evidence on the worlds position re Saddam and WMDs is clear. Well...for anyone that isnt 100% invested in NOT seeing.
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 and...
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002 (Uberliberal supreme)
and on and on and on...