There is mixed reaction to President Barack Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more United States troops to Afghanistan and halting the war by 2011. Last night, Democrats had mixed reaction as they listened to his speech. Young and older troops humbly listened with the entire television viewers around the country as their facial expressions revealed mixed emotions regarding the President’s strategy. Many says the war ending in 2011 is too short, but his he clearly said we American troops have been in battle for 8 years, too long for families who have lost loved ones, spouses and friends. As the President stood at the podium at the U. S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, he shared his ideal plan with such confidence of a good result, but those who are skeptic say the strategy could cause him to decide between accepting his unfinished strategy while not completing the war or prolonging the war and not keeping his promise to end it, which would cause a lot of disappointment among Democratic supporters. Therefore, this is causing President Obama to wonder if his supporters will vote for him again in the upcoming election or if he has gained more supporters than before, as he admitted during his speech.
The war immediately began in October, 2001, after 3,000 lives were taken died in the September 11 attacks which occured in Washington and New York. The attacks were ordered by the Afghan-based al Queda terrorist organization.
Will President Obama’s Afghan strategy work? Doesn’t it make sense to end the war that has proceeded to put America in a recession? America can no longer afford to continue the war, regardless of the results by 2011, because too many troops have died, which has caused a lot of grievance and stress among their relatives, spouses and close friends, even more so, America has spent billions of dollars on the war and it has created a lot of jobs to close and millions of citizens have became homeless or struggling to work jobs that are beneath their level of experiences and qualifications. A lot of older adults are now in the workforce with teens and unexperienced adults, because there are no positions available for them. America’s struggle of this particular era is very similar to the great depression. In 2011, it is time to end the war and hopefully, they will find Bin Laden and bring him to justice.