Obama, as suspected, disregarded the Afghan troop drawdown recommendation of Gen. Petraeus

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    Jun 24, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/06/general-david-petraeusobama-afghan-troops.html

    Testifying before a Senate committee today, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan confirmed under oath what many had suspected:

    In his speech Wednesday evening, President Obama disregarded the preferred troop drawdown choice of his top general, David Petraeus, now headed to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Obama clearly appeared to be paying attention to the anti-war left wing of his party and to war-weariness reflected in polls after a 10-year conflict that began when he was a mere state senator.

    Obama was in Manhattan again tonight for a series of Democratic fundraisers, including one with TV hostess Whoopi Goldberg, with the June 30 first-quarter reporting deadline approaching.
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    Jun 24, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    Yes. We have a citizen run military where policy is determined by elected officials not generals. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 24, 2011 10:46 AM GMT
    Aussie and Australian troops must withdraw before any American, after all it's because of you guys that we are there in the first place.

    Afghanistan would never of become the threat it has if America did not train them so bloody well to fight the less of a threat Russia. They should of just looked at Russia as good old competition.
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    Jun 24, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    Funny, I thought he was finally listening to the Tea Party, as was predicted after the 2010 elections:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/04/tea-party-obama-make-strange-bedfellows-afghanistan-war/
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    Jun 24, 2011 11:58 AM GMT
    Petraeus is an empire building hack put in place by dubja bush....need i say more?



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    Jun 24, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    am i wrong here......or are the same people who complained about the USA sedning troops in are the same ones complaining about the troops leaving?



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    Jun 24, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    rnch saidam i wrong here......or are the same people who complained about the USA sedning troops in are the same ones complaining about the troops leaving?



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    Your exactly right !!!! The republicans will only talk out of the side of their mouths that is currently against Obama, consistency in their side taking isn't an issue with them.



    Riddler should realize that the 'left' joins many republicans who agree its time to get out of Afghanistand and bring home our troops and money to start nation building here at home. I know the Military Complex who are getting rich off this GOD DAMNED WAR will be crying, but FUCK them, we have far greater interests at home.

    Imagine if the same amount of money spent in Afghanistan (for no apparent value to Americans) were spent here at home on infrastructure and technology to make us less reliant on Middle East oil. I'll bet our economy would be much better and unemployment numbers would be shrinking.