Obama vowed on Tuesday night to an audience of military cadets in the U.S. Military Academy wave to change out of the strategy depends on the military situation in Afghanistan."We will complete this transition in a responsible manner, taking into account the conditions on the ground," Obama said, declaring that its security is at stake and that the additional troops were needed to "bring the war to a successful conclusion."
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services scheduled for grilling top administration officials on Wednesday Obama's decision, said he expects the administration to submit a new request for war spending, and that Democrats support.
"There is always support the troops in the area," Levin said.The planned infusion of 30,000 U.S. troops could raise the total U.S. military presence in Afghanistan to around 100,000.Many Democrats said they were not convinced that sending more troops to hasten the end of the war. She also asked if the money is used for the deployment of troops to the drain of resources from other national priorities such as health and job creation.Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., Called the plan "a face to bet armed nation building on behalf of a corrupt government of questionable legitimacy."
Meanwhile, Republicans fear that the 2011 date may be too hard, and a signal to allies and the Taliban, U.S. not obliged to fight."The way to win wars is to break the enemy's will, not to announce the dates of leave," said Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the panel of the Armed Forces and their campaign Obama's former rival.
Despite the complaints from Congress, won the Obama strategy of supporting rapid escalation of the NATO allies. The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said he expected the allies to reinforce the U.S. arms More than 5,000 soldiers.French President Nicolas Sarkozy praised Obama's speech as "courageous, resolute and logical manner," but stopped short of pledging additional French troops.
Davood Moradi, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, said: "We want to thank the USA for its insistence on having a long and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan.But he also warned that increasing herd in Afghanistan can not be as effective as that in Iraq. "Afghanistan is not Iraq," he said. "So we have to be careful with him."
After Wednesday's meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal called Karzai's reaction to the new U.S. strategy "really good. The president was very optimistic, very determined this morning.