“Obama is a slave to the military-industrial complex”

Apart from deploying more American soldiers to Afghanistan, the new US strategy includes an exit plan starting in 2011. The plan, however, may prove hard to sell to Americans, says Iraq war veteran Adam Kokesh.

“It was a pretty predictable play on his [Obama] part,” the congressional candidate Kokesh told RT.

“What I really want to see is a drastic reduction in scale of our presence, not just in Afghanistan but throughout the world, because right now the American people are paying for our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and we are hurting. It does not matter how you account for it, you cannot take this kind of manpower and material out of a productive US economy and not expect the American people to suffer,” he said.