Obama OKs about 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan!

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    Feb 17, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    There you go, Bush business-as-usual. What do peaceniks say about their candidate now?
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    Feb 17, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    That is where the troops belonged in the first place. If Bush hadnt gone off on his quixotic misadventures in Iraq, Afghanistan would be a done deal by now....and Pakistans wouldnt be in the shape it is in now, too!
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    Feb 18, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Oh no! Obama is putting troops where they are needed! Just like he said he would during the election. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    wow! Afghanistan is where the troops should have been from the start! Yes!
    We never should have been in Iraq. Go figure. I think the same of the PRESIDENT NOW! He's great! He's no longer a candidate DUDE! He's now the president of the US the most powerful man of the FREE WORLD!!!!!
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    It's about fucking time
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    COULD YOU DO BETTER ALPHA???? I THINK NOT!
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    This is not "news"...Obama mentioned sending troops to Afghanistan during his campaign. Smart move.
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThere you go, Bush business-as-usual. What do peaceniks say about their candidate now?

    Your knee-jerk anti-Obama reaction is pathetic. This is where the troops belonged 7 years ago, where Obama said they should be, what voters approved. Go give Rush Limbaugh a big kiss on the lips for us, will you?
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    Feb 18, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    Alpha13, you best BARACK The Fuck Up!
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    Feb 18, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    This peacenik still supports Obama... even when he sends my only child into Afg instead of a more stable safer Iraq. That's the price of freedom...one of which is your right to free speech. icon_wink.gif

    BTW, Obama has been clear about reducing troop size in Iraq while increasing in Afg. even during his campaigning.
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    Feb 18, 2009 5:35 AM GMT
    Wow, All the peaceniks have become hawks. What will you be saying in 8 years when the American body count equals that of the Iraq war?

    Are you guys peeling your " I AM ALREADY AGAINST THE NEXT WAR" bumper stickers from your Priuses?

    "Give peace a chance", except when Obama says otherwise. LOL
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    Feb 18, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    I am pleased with Obama...
    I still miss Bubba... but then, I never really thought peace had a chance in either country... Both conflicts are going to have to be resolved the hard way (for us and them) in order to ensure stable governments and economies. Without that stability we will all continue to be affected.

    No one likes war... but sometimes it is what is required to make the world work right. (but then, I always did support the Afgan and Iraq campaigns.
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    Feb 18, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    Considering most of the troops in Iraq that are currently stationed in urban areas are being pulled out, it's more of a re-deployment than anything else.

    I think Afghanistan and Pakistan are more of a problem when it comes to breeding terrorism and America-hate than anyone. I think we shouldn't be involved in the Middle East period though, Israel included.
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    Feb 18, 2009 7:20 AM GMT
    I think he is doing the right thing. He never said he wouldn't send troops there. He spoke at length for the need to increase our troop presence to control the Taliban, and more importantly to show support for an increasingly anxious and encircled central government.

    Obama's campaign centered around being up front and honest. If you are going to wage war, then you should be willing to do what you need to win. The earlier democrats were wrong to call for deadlines, although they did acknowledge that legitimacy in Iraq would be key for the government. After the successful surge, it is becoming increasingly feasible to withdraw soldiers from Iraq and put them where they are needed-Afghanistan.
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    Feb 18, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    Well, it's about time. It should've been done day one. This guy is just as fast as Bush, but at least he's got the right idea. I'm so happy we're helping resolve the lesser of two evils. icon_rolleyes.gif Yes, I'm happy we are going to finish the mess we needed to make, but war is evil no matter what...so sorry if I'm not thrilled. Lets get this over with and move on as a beacon of light...anyone remember that?
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    Feb 18, 2009 10:34 AM GMT
    Afghanistan would never of been the threat it is today, if America hadn't trained it so well, to fight the Russian's. But now Russia is not the real threat, and I'm not sure really ever was.
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    So Alpha, are you upset he is sending troops there? Or were you just being a troll?
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Yep. Exactly as he said he would, and where they need to be.

    We NEVER should have been in a preemptive war in Iraq. There was no reason to invade Iraq. It's a mess now, though, and is going to require lots of good work to clean up the Bush mess.
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    Feb 24, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidWow, All the peaceniks have become hawks. What will you be saying in 8 years when the American body count equals that of the Iraq war?



    Interesting topic.

    The Afghanistan situation is deteriorating with US supply routes being cut, thanks partly to Putin.

    Obama is trying to make nice with every US adversary: Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea, China. Iran mocked him. Putin gives him a lecture.

    Libs talk about cutting the defense budget along with our strategic missle offense and defense.

    In their fever to prove Bush wrong about everything, libs are projecting weakness, which encourages troublemakers.

    Some predict that there's a 50/50 chance that Obama could get us into a war bigger than Iraq.

    In Afghanistan there's a forecast that he will cut and run -- when American casualties rise dramatically.

    There is little reason for US allies to trust an inexperienced charlatan, who said the Surge wouldn't work, from the party which tried to cut and run from Iraq.

    As a veteran I wouldn't voluntarily serve under this President, nor could I in good conscience encourage anyone else to do so.

    Just as Wall Street is turning thumbs down on Obama lib economic policy, the world will probably turn thumbs down on Obama lib foreign policy.





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    Feb 24, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    It's going to be rough, because they shouldn't have been withdrawn in the first place. And now it's much more chaotic and less clear cut than the first round.