* Obama will announce tonight that he’s bringing home 10,000 troops this year and another 23,000 by September 2012 — which would bring home his whole “surge” in a year and a half.
What to watch: Whether Obama effectively makes a persuasive case for continuing the war at the levels he wants to maintain.
* Rising antiwar sentiment means the 2012 candidates and other Republicans will have to tread very carefully indeed in the wake of Obama’s drawdown announcement.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Greg Sargent on Obama's Afghan Speech Tonight