Biden: U.S. would stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if Afghans ask
January 11th, 2011
08:41 AM ET
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Biden: U.S. would stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if Afghans ask

(CNN) - U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if Afghans want them to, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

The United States does not intend "to govern or nation-build" as that "is the responsibility of the Afghan people and they are fully capable of it," Biden said, according to a journalist traveling with him.

"We stand ready to help you in that effort ... after 2014," the vice
president said.

President Barack Obama has announced plans to begin withdrawing some
troops from parts of Afghanistan this July.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gil

    Wow what have you said? You know the Afghans and Karzi are getting rich from the US being there with their corruption. Of course, they will want us to stay. You are sounding like a republisve all the time!

    January 11, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  2. jpmichigan

    What is wrong with this article, #1 Mr. Biden states," that we would stay longer if the Afghans ask", #2 the corruption is rampant there, # loss of precious lives of our men and woman has increase, #3 where has all the money we have given them gone , too pay for the corruption. We need to get out sooner than later.

    January 11, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. gt

    not one more life .....get our troops home now...

    January 11, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    For what purpose? Exactly.

    January 11, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Another broken promise from this administration? Who'd have thunk?

    January 11, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    So what the Afghans want is more important than what Americans–you know, the ones paying the bills, a majority of whom want all these useless wars brought to an end–want.

    What's wrong with this picture?

    January 11, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Why are so many high level US government officials going there all of a sudden? Isn't this three seperate trips in the last few weeks? What does each of these trips cost us? Is it REALLY necessary?

    January 11, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |