I would end Afghan war by 2014 Obama

By: admin
Updated: 24 May 2012 02:12 AM

Days after the Nato summit in Chicago endorsed his exit plan from
Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that he would end
the Afghan war by 2014.

"Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat to this country and Al-Qaeda is on
the path to defeat. We just came out of a Nato summit in Chicago in which
all the countries participating, an international coalition, said the war
in Afghanistan will end on 2014," said a confident Obama at an election
rally in Denver Colorado.

"It will be over, and we are going to be starting to bring our troops
home. And we're going to do it in a way that is responsible and allows
Afghans to take a greater lead for their own security," Obama said as he
challenged the Afghan policies of Mitt Romney, his prospective Republican
challenger in the November presidential elections.

"My opponent has different ideas. He said it was tragic to end the war in
Iraq, and won't set a timeline for ending the war in Afghanistan. I have
set a timeline. Our coalition partners and the Afghans agree with me. I
intend to keep it," Obama asserted.