Obama pulled the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan in the same way that I quit smoking
Both started when I was 14.
A few years later, Bush and I promised everyone it was gonna stop, but we all knew that wasn’t quite true.
There was a lull.
Then a surge.
Then we all said fuck it in 2008.
A few years after that, Obama and I were telling everyone that it was finally over, no more.
But then a few months later, the headlines would tell you, NOW it’s over. That last time was a soft goal, this time it’s concrete.
It’ll work this time.
Finally, just last year, I actually quit smoking, but just like how drone warfare isn’t technically “having troops there”, I was still using chewing tobacco.
Now in March, I’ve made it a week without chew, and we’ll see how that goes. But I’m still a better man than the president.