Republicans are gleeful about President Obama’s decision to leave 5,500 troops in Afghanistan into 2017.
On the obvious level, it shows that after seven years, he has not been able to fix the problem, even though he said it was the war that should be won.
But it also is basically an admission that his decision to withdraw all troops from Iraq was wrong. Doesn’t want to repeat that mistake. And worse for Democrats, it’s bad news for the person who was heading up his foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary.
The RNC put out this video of Clinton proclaiming three and a half years ago that everything was going just great.
“The transition is on track,” Clinton said.