Washington, D.C. . . Council for a Livable World criticized the Obama Administration for its decision to retain 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after December 31, 2014.
“9,800 troops in 9,800 too many,” said John Isaacs, the Council’s executive director.
“The President is slowly winding down the war; instead he should quickly wind it up,” continued Isaacs.
U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan has lasted nearly 13 years at the cost of an estimated $550 billion and untold future costs, 2,321 American casualties and tens of thousands Afghan military and civilian deaths.
“The years will continue to mount up as will the casualties and costs,” added Isaacs.
“Council for a Livable World prefers George W. Bush’s end to the Iraq War: zero U.S. troops and end the involvement, the casualties and the costs,” concluded Isaacs.