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Washougal : WA : USA | May 06, 2012 at 1:45 AM PDT
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President Obama and President Karzai Sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement

President Barack Obama today urged Congress to use the money that goes to war, to pay debts and rebuild the country after announcing an agreement signed recently in Afghanistan.

In their usual weekly address, Obama said during his recent trip to Afghanistan, signed an agreement with the authorities in Kabul that defines a new relationship between the two nations.

Obama said that so far have left 10 000 U.S. military personnel Afghanistan and is due to the return of another 23 thousand for the end of this summer. According to President Obama, the agreement signed by both parties states that the end of 2014 the Afghans will be fully responsible for the security of their country.

The document signed in Kabul by Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai called Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement and is intended to address the role of the United States, even after ending the occupation of the Central Asian country in 2014.

He referred also to the need for the U.S. economy to recover, after facing the worst crisis since the Great Depression, creating new jobs. recalled also that you should not give priority to policies that seek to maintain tax cuts for millionaires, when in fact should encourage the strengthening of the poorest sections of society.

This dilemma of a possible military rushed withdrawal represents a dilemma for Obama, who tries to present to the international public opinion that concludes mission successfully for military and Treaty Organization (NATO), recently commented to The New York Times. United States currently maintains about 90,000 troops in Afghanistan, with 22,000 to be back in September, while there is still no forecast of movements for another 68 thousand.

In Washington and its allies in NATO intervention in Afghanistan will cost about six billion dollars annually. Since the beginning of U.S. aggression in Afghanistan, in late 2001, some 700 thousand soldiers were killed by Pentagon forces armed resistance in the occupied territory.

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