Then why are we in Afghanistan Mr. President? Isn't it time to bring the troops back? Hasn't AlQaida bugaboo grown too old? Can those two men hiding in the mountain could have doen anything other than issue a tape every few weeks?
Tellingly, Obama reiterated in those interviews that his core goal is to destroy al-Qaida, which is not present in significant numbers in Afghanistan. He did not focus on saving Afghanistan.
"I'm not interested in just being in Afghanistan for the sake of being in Afghanistan or saving face," Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
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