According to multiple sources, it appears that Obama is extending his stay in Afghanistan without letting the family know. That’s right, Obama plans on extending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan.
Now if you know me, I’m not exactly the biggest political advocate out there. I real don’t give a crap about politics, but this is pretty big news if my sources are correct.
According to the New York Times:
President Barack Obama has secretly signed an order that expands the United States’ direct combat role in Afghanistan throughout 2015, the New York Times reported.
Signed over the last few weeks, the secret order permits American forces to continue to battle the Taliban and other militants that pose a threat to either the Afghan government or US personnel. US jets, bombers, and drones will be able to aid ground troops – be they Afghan or US forces – in whatever mission they undertake.
Under the order, ground troops could join Afghan troops on missions, and airstrikes could be carried out in their support.
If true, this marks a significant expansion of America’s role in Afghanistan in 2015. Previously, President Obama said US forces would not be involved in combat operations once the new year begins. He did say troops would continue training Afghan forces and track down remaining Al-Qaeda members.
Why am I not surprised? Well, it’s because most politicians are voted into office to keep things the way they are, not change them. If people wanted real change, they’d vote for a different system all together or Ralf Nadar or something really different.
These trivial, minor changes to the economy are haphazard patch work at best. Even so, most people would vote for the U.S. to stop messing around internationally and pay attention to the current declining economy.
How much more money is Obama willing to invest on the war in Afghanistan? We really need that money here. Maybe the whole immigration executive order he threw out there was just a gimmick to distract everyone from the bill to extend the war in Afghanistan.
Let’s see what 2015 brings and hope the money under our mattress is still worth something by then.