Friday, June 24, 2011

Pulling Out of Afghanistan

France, Afghanistan, Obama, U.S.A., Elections, 2012, War, Taliban,  : Dry Bones cartoon.
And ...according to the Telegraph:

France to follow US out of Afghanistan

"France is to follow the US in starting a gradual troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Nicolas Sarkozy has announced, in a move that could boost his popularity before a 2012 election.

Mr Sarkozy said troops sent for reinforcement would start returning in a time frame similar to the US force withdrawal. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States would pull out 33,000 troops by late 2012.

"Given the progress we have seen (in Afghanistan), France will begin a gradual withdrawal of reinforcement troops sent to Afghanistan, in a proportional manner and in a calendar comparable to the withdrawal of American reinforcements," Mr Sarkozy's office said after he spoke to Mr Obama by telephone." -more

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