Instead of disengaging from Afghanistan, Obama escalates war

Huh, did I hear Obama’s speech right? We’re sending 30,000 troops at a cost of $30 billion to Afghanistan, bringing the troop level to over 100,000. But we’re doing all this to give ourselves time to train the Afghan Security Forces and the Pakistan Forces, as well, who will then root out remaining Al Qaeda and Taliban members in both countries. All this will happen over the next 18 months, so that by Christmas troops can start deploying. Who’s he kidding?