Monday, January 26, 2009

Well, Obama is President, is this the change he promised?

The Obama administration warned the US public yesterday to brace itself for an increase in American casualties as it prepares to step up the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan and the border regions of Pakistan.

Against a background of widespread protests in Pakistan and Afghanistan over US operations since Obama became president, the vice-president, Joe Biden, said yesterday that US forces would be engaged in many more operations as the US takes the fight to its enemies in the region.

The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television interview if the US public should expect more American casualties, Biden said: "I hate to say it, but yes, I think there will be. There will be an uptick." More...

See also:

  1. Pakistan tells Obama to halt attacks...
  2. Obama Iraq troop withdrawal; just playing around with words?
  3. Afghanistan: Another Untold Story...
  4. `There will be civil war in US in 2009`
  5. Obama the Messiah! Spooky stuff!

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