SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Afghanistan | Santa Cruz Indymedia | U.S. | Anti-War | Government & Elections | Front Page

Wed Jul 16 2008 Obama Proposes More Troops, More Helicopters, and More War
Obama Lays Out Plans for Continued War In a July 14th, New York Times Op Ed, Barack Obama says:

"As I’ve said many times, we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. We can safely redeploy our combat brigades at a pace that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 — two years from now, and more than seven years after the war began. After this redeployment, a residual force in Iraq would perform limited missions: going after any remnants of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, protecting American service members and, so long as the Iraqis make political progress, training Iraqi security forces."

In other words, he does not plan to get all of the troops out of Iraq and he will only get most of the troops out in two years. And what does he explain he will do with these troops? Redeploy them. Redeployed where? His rhetoric has been clear: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

Obama goes on to call for a surge in Afghanistan as well as war in Pakistan:

"Ending the war [in Iraq] is essential to meeting our broader strategic goals, starting in Afghanistan and Pakistan [...] As president, I would pursue a new strategy, and begin by providing at least two additional combat brigades to support our effort in Afghanistan. We need more troops, more helicopters [...]" Read More

see also: Obama outlines policy of endless war

04/21/14 WOSP – City of Oakland’s Plan for Gentrification: A Target For Anti-Displacement Activity   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism
04/21/14 Thousands Attend Annual 420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/20/14 SEIU 1021 San Francisco City Workers Speak Out For Services & Wage Increase   Labor & Workers
04/19/14 EBSN Working to Build Power Among Workers and Tenants in the East Bay   Health, Housing, and Public Services
04/19/14 Tax Day Protesters Oppose Sending Israeli Military $8 Million in U.S. Tax Dollars a Day   Anti-War | Government & Elections | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/13/14 Court's Decision Clears the Way for More Private Money to Enter the Electoral System   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Peninsula
04/13/14 Threatened Snowy Plovers Nest and Brood in Footprint of Proposed Hotel Complex   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/13/14 Failing to Mitigate Impacts of Future Development, Marin Countywide Plan Ruled Unlawful   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
04/12/14 Community Members Hope to Be First "Frontline" County in California to Ban Fracking   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/11/14 Mayor Enforces Rule Barring Unattended Recording Devices in Council Chambers   Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/08/14 UC Berkeley and Paul Jacobs Make First Cuts To Redwood Grove, Groundbreaking Held   Environment & Forest Defense | Education & Student Activism