The majority of Americans want the Obama Administration to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. But if General Petraeus has his way, the State Department will designate part of the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist organization.That would undermine peace moves in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports – peace moves that the Administration told Newsweek that it supports. Petraeus’ move would undermine not only a timetable for withdrawal, but the “serious drawdown” in July 2011 that Vice President Biden told Newsweek we can “bet on” and Speaker Pelosi told the Huffington Post she expects.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday July 15, 2010 11:18 am|
|By: debbierlus Wednesday May 19, 2010 3:14 pm|
We need INDEPENDENT oversight NOW.
|By: jamesboyce Wednesday September 16, 2009 3:31 pm|
Facts provided by a CBS News correspondent are not exactly factual.
|By: Derrick Crowe Tuesday September 1, 2009 7:45 am|
CBS News just published a new poll confirming what other polls have shown for weeks: President Obama is increasingly isolated on his Afghanistan policies.
Public approval of his handling of Afghanistan dropped eight points since CBS’ last poll in April, now at 48 percent.
More Americans–41 percent–want troop levels decreased, up eight points since April and up 17 points since February. Troop increases get a paltry 25 percent support.
Proceed at your peril, Mr. President.