Obama Promises Afghan Pullout, Despite Iraq Lesson

President Barack Obama reiterated his intention to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Tuesday, despite the disasters that afflicted Iraq after his rapid withdrawal in 2011. Obama told the annual meeting of the American Legion, held in North Carolina, Americas longest war will come to a responsible end." He repeated the same message twice more, underlining his determination to withdraw U.S. forces despite the risk of an offensive by the Taliban jihadi movement.

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