Pointless “will he, won’t he¯ debates ignore the fact that Obama has already deployed 34,000 additional troops to Afghanistan
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009
Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama has decided to send close to 40,000 more troops into Afghanistan over the course of 2010, according to insiders.
“Informed sources tell CBS news he intends to give General McCrystal most, if not all, the additional troops he is asking for,¯ the network reported Monday night.
According to the report, Obama has decided to send four combat brigades plus thousands more support troops, bringing the total of new troops to be deployed close to 40,000.
The first troops will arrive in early 2010, and it would take until the end of 2010 before all the additional troops were in position.
The build up is expected to last four years, meaning there would be 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2012 when Obama has completed his first term.
According to CBS, Obama will announce the decision the week before Thanksgiving, just in time to fly over to Oslo, Norway in December to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize.
The White House has denied that any decision has been made, calling the reports, “absolutely false¯.
Watch the CBS report: