WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan on an accelerated timetable that will have the first Marines there as early as Christmas and all forces in place by summer. But he'll also declare Tuesday night that troops will start leaving in 19 months.
So, If you were the Taliban what would you do for the next 19 months?
These folks have been waging war against the infidels for about 1500 years. I'd guess that a 19 month sabbatical would not really cramp their style.
Then, after a well deserved rest, they can get back to murder and mayhem without those pesky soldiers to contend with.
On the other hand, some of the more crafty Soldiers of Allah may choose to trim their beards and sign up for training as part of the Afghan Police force. Imagine - more than a year of training in the nuances of US Military tactics. Not to mention good food, a nice crisp new uniform and a shiny new gun - all provided by Uncle Sam and the American taxpayer.
In a year or so, after the American Infidels leave, the country will be theirs for the taking.
Barry - you're gonna have some splainin' to do!