New Strategies for Afghanistan

Obama illustrated his new strategies in his “Afghanistan Speech”. Self-evidently, he is a good speaker as his speech is powerful and trustful. The solution of the issue about Afghanistan has been protracted for a long time. Due to the journal about Obama’s speech, on one hand, the author contested some of Obama’s claims and questioned some doubts but on the other hand, he also pointed out some good points of his speech.

The first point is Obama’s statement that our troop will start to come back in July 2011. How can he announce the date which is just a year after the extra 30,000 troops are planned to arrive in the country? Maybe a year is not even enough for making the new strategy into work as the number of troops is still continually increasing since George Bush. In the author’s opinion, this statement has put Obama himself to a tight spot and the assurance is worthy to be doubt. Also the argument reminded people of Bush’s claims of “”coalition of the willing” during the Iraq war. In my opinion, however, I think the setting of the deadline can give the Afghanistan people encouragement and convince them of the ability of the US government.

 For another part, the author agrees that Obama’s refusing of setting up goals beyond responsibility is a terrific and stupendous part of the speech. The author commended his counterview against terrorists and his clearly realization of the ability and responsibility of the US government. I strongly agree with that. I think Obama’s this declaration is not just because of the financial case of the US government but also because of the realizing of exact responsibility of the US government.

 Generally, in my point of view, this speech is successful and worth acclaiming. Barack Obama did a good job in obtaining gathering American people’s mind and setting strategies due to the ability of American government.


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