With Bin Ladens' death slowly fading into history many Senior White House Officials have privately indicated that President Obama will soon announce an end to the War on Terror. The policy implications of an end to the multi trillion dollar, ten year war would be significant and, one Senior White House Official proudly stated, would eliminate projected budget deficit in 5 years.
- A halt to all military operations in Afghanistan
- Significant reductions in US commitments to Iraq
- Increased funding for counter intelligence programs
- Dramatic increase in Peace Corps operations in Pakistan
An apparent end to both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could server to push the Presidents already skyrocketing approval rating beyond the critical 85% threshold, virtually guaranteeing reelection. Republican leaders concerned with the lack of any viable candidate to face Obama in 2012 are growing increasingly frustrated that the President will not comply with their demands. Speaker John Boehner decried the President's attempts to end multiple wars as "nothing but politics."
With the two wars gone, " Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria, explained "a reengergized, more confident Obama will focus his attention on domestic economic policy. Most people I've spoken with are sure that the President will be starting up programs to fix and improve US Infrastructure. Also don't forget the President had four lofty goals when he was elected- health care reform, killing Bin Laden, ending the wars, and increasing taxes on those making more than a million dollars a year"
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