...what the hell happened to my "peace train"?
-- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Construction is underway at a frenzied pace at the main NATO military base in Kandahar province to prepare for the extra U.S. soldiers deploying to the country in the coming months as part of U.S. President Barack Obama's troop surge.**********
Obama, inaugurated Tuesday as the 44th U.S. president, intends to add more than 20,000 U.S. troops to the ranks of some 34,000 American soldiers already in Afghanistan. The first wave is supposed to arrive this spring.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
Obama's actions in Afghanistan: "sound and necessary for our time."**********
Bush's Iraq surge "a dangerous and thoughtless aggravating action."
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