During, President Obama’s final address to members of the United States Military on Tuesday, he reflected on where the war on terror stands.
“I don’t want to paint too rosy a picture. The situation in Afghanistan is still tough. War has been a part of life in Afghanistan for over 30 years, and the United States cannot eliminate the Taliban or end violence in that country,” Obama told the crowd.
But during an address in 2009, titled “A New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Obama said, “We must pursue a similar process in Afghanistan while understanding that it is a very different country. There is an uncompromising core of the Taliban. They must be met with force, and they must be defeated.”
What a difference seven years makes.
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