Though he originally pledged to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, Obama announced this week that 5,500 ground troops would remain through the end of his presidency and beyond, likely in an attempt to prevent the resurgence of Taliban forces or the rise of ISIS. What do you think?


“Why prolong existing wars when there are plenty of new ones to try?”

Alexander Morgan • Envelope Sealer

“It’s just good form for an outgoing president to impart a bit of Afghan war to his successor.”

Tori Millsap • Video Producer

“This is why world leaders really shouldn’t go around pledging things.”

Larry Whiteway • Search Engine Optimizer