Obama On 60 Minutes Reconfirms Afghanistan Drawdown
Appearing 60 Minutes this Sunday, President Obama tells Steve Kroft that he is committed to beginning to leave Afghanistan in July.
STEVE KROFT: There are people in Congress, influential people now on both sides of the aisle, who were saying that this is an opportunity for us to cut our commitment to Afghanistan and begin– and hasten our withdrawals.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well– keep in mind, I’ve already made a commitment that starting in July of this year, we are drawing down troops. And we are transitioning; we’re training Afghan forces, so that they can start securing their own country. And so– what has happened on Sunday, I think, reconfirms that we can focus on Al Qaeda, focus on the threats to our homeland, train Afghans in a way that allows them to stabilize their country. But we don’t need to have a perpetual footprint of the size that we have now.Click here for reuse options!
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