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'We Need To Beat Taliban To Stop New 9/11'

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Breaking News
'We Need To Beat Taliban To Stop New 9/11'
7:56am UK, Tuesday August 18, 2009
Source Sky News

"Barack Obama has warned that the Taliban must be defeated in Afghanistan to avoid another September 11-style attack.

The US President was addressing veterans in Phoenix, Arizona, in the run-up to the presidential elections in Afghanistan later this week.

He said that US troops were working hard to secure polling stations to enable Afghans to decide their own future.

And he asserted that while the fight against insurgents would not be quick nor easy - it was a war worth fighting.

Afghanistan: 'A War Of Necessity'
His words came as the head of the British Army stated that UK troops could remain active in Afghanistan for another five years.

It also follows a period of increased bloodshed in the conflict, which has resulted in the number of allied casualties jumping over the last month.

Speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention, Mr Obama reiterated his view that a mixture of military power, diplomacy and development was needed to defeat the Taliban.

If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.

President Barack Obama

He said: "As I said when I announced this strategy, there will be more difficult days ahead.

"The insurgency in Afghanistan didn't just happen overnight and we won't defeat it overnight.

"This will not be quick, this will not be easy."

But he added that Americans should not forget why US troops entered the country.

Mr Obama said: "This is not a war of choice, this is a war of necessity.

"Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again.

"If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.

"So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defence of our people."

Going forward, the president said that the US army would adapt its tactics to stay ahead of the enemy.

He also pledged that troops would be given the tools and equipment needed to succeed in Afghanistan.

Mr Obama spoke before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commended the Afghan people for their courage ahead of the elections.

She said: "We look forward to working with whomever the Afghan people select as their leaders for the next five years.

"We trust that the next President, as well as provincial council members also being elected at this time, will work for the interests of all the people of Afghanistan."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Barack-Obama-On-Afghanistan-President-Tells-Veterans-In-Pheonix-Arizona-War-Is-Necessity/Article/200908315363448?lpos=World_News_Second_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15363448_Barack_Obama_On_Afghanistan%3A_President_Tells_Veterans_In_Pheonix%2C_Arizona%2C_War_Is_Necessity__

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Comments

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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - August 19, 2009, 5:19 pm
Taliban, Al Queda, these are US govt created enimies. Also, Hamas in Isreal. The only reason we are in Afganastan is because the Taliban stopped growing the poppies, hence secret money for US govt from heroine trade. Now, the poppies crop is 12 times the size it was before. Our soldiers are dieing there to protect the Govt heroine trade!!!!
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konaneComment by konane - August 19, 2009, 9:47 pm
Thanks TigerAngel!! I've read rumors of same. Understand our military built a bridge essential to drug runners in the area. Sad, very sad.

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