Obama Offers Token Troop Withdrawals

Reactions to Barack Obama’s Afghanistan speech are mixed.

Phyllis Bennis, Director of New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, writes, “President Obama’s speech tonight violated one of his most important campaign promises: to ‘end the mind-set that leads to war.'”

Bennis notes that, “The American people are way ahead of the government on this one – Congress, the White House, the Pentagon, all of them. A few members of Congress are starting to get it – those in the Progressive and Out of Afghanistan Caucuses.”

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