President Barack Obama’s deadline to begin pulling troops out of Afghanistan is encouraging the Taliban.
This is a statement by senior US general General James Conway, head of the US Marine Corps. He said the deadline of pulling out US Troops from Afghanistan was “giving our enemy sustenance”.
General Conway warned that US forces in southern Afghanistan will likely have to stay in place for several years. His comments are likely to fuel debate over US strategy in Afghanistan and Mr Obama’s July 2011 withdrawal date.
US administration officials say privately they are not surprised to hear the comments from the general, who, correspondents say, has typical US Marine Corps bluntness – and is also about to retire.
General Conway, who just returned from Afghanistan, said he is concerned the date may signal to the Taliban that the US was preparing to wind down the war.
“In some ways we think right now it’s probably giving our enemy sustenance. We think that he may be saying to himself, in fact we’ve intercepted communications that say, ‘Hey, we only have to hold out for so long,'” General Conway told a Pentagon news conference.
Source: The BBC.
You do not have to be a military expert to understand, that you can not set a future date for when your enemy will be defeated.
What Obama has done, is not only to encourage the Taliban. The semi-Muslim US president has also set a date for when the Taliban will win the war, by a pre-dated US surrender.
Funny, that the American people has chosen a President that is giving radical Islam a victory, that Muslims can use to bring down America it self.