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Robert Naiman: McClatchy: Obama to Renege on Afghan Drawdown

Remember what Vice-President Biden told Jonathan Alter in The Promise?

At the conclusion of an interview in his West Wing office, Biden was adamant.

“In July of 2011 you’re going to see a whole lot of people moving out. Bet on it,”

Biden said as he wheeled to leave the room, late for lunch with the president. He turned at the door and said once more, “Bet. On. It.”

Let’s hope for Alter’s sake he didn’t put any serious money down on Biden’s wager. Because that “Promise” is starting to look pretty shaky.

McClatchy reports:

The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obama’s pledge that he’d begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials have told McClatchy.

via Robert Naiman: McClatchy: Obama to Renege on Afghan Drawdown.