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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So we should be a top secret government? Dont we pay for this ****? Dont we have a right to know? Hell ever heard of a open gov?
    So Obama politics is more important than our troops lives?

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Any real results in Libya or Afghanistan? People forget to mention the results we have achieved in Afghanistan since Obama's surge. The Taliban are pretty much thrown into pockets along the borders.
    Who cares? How are the Taliban still remotely relevant to geopolitics?
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So Obama politics is more important than our troops lives?
    If Obama really cared about the troops' lives he'd withdraw them all as soon as logistically possible.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Who cares? How are the Taliban still remotely relevant to geopolitics?
    Because we do not want them to be able to reestablish a footing in Afghanistan.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If Obama really cared about the troops' lives he'd withdraw them all as soon as logistically possible.
    And let the 1500 lives be wasted 900 of which happened under Obama. Explain how Obama has had 900 deaths in 2 years and Bush had 600 in 7 years.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If Obama really cared about the troops' lives he'd withdraw them all as soon as logistically possible.
    so

    just checking

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    You and Obama have difference of opinion on way forward in Afghanistan = Obama doesn't care about the troops' lives

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    And let the 1500 lives be wasted 900 of which happened under Obama. Explain how Obama has had 900 deaths in 2 years and Bush had 600 in 7 years.
    Incredibly simple explanation, actually. Obama doubled the number of troops there in early 2009....and then added another 30,000 more.
    Last edited by Swizz; 06-23-11 at 01:29 AM.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So Obama politics is more important than our troops lives?
    Like stated before earlier if Obama actually cared about lives he would pull out the troops ASAP, but then if i say that then you pull the "so those lives of already deceased soldiers would be wasted", well what i have to say to that is ever heard of the USSR or the US in Vietnam how did that mentality work out for us back then? Not very ****ing well. USSR kept on increasing troops. The Afghanistan population has proved to be an unconquerable population. The Afghanistan people did not pull off this 9/11 attack, Al Qaeda did which the Taliban were sheltering Bin Laden at the time and Al Qaeda and some Taliban have moved to Pakistan not Afghanistan, if we are really gonna chase these people around the world then we have a lot to work to go and a lot of countries to start invading. Hell the Taliban were our buddies leading up to the attack remember all those visits Taliban officials had to the US?
    But anyways what i am saying unless we want this to turn into a disaster then keep up that nationalistic mentality you have!


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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    so

    just checking

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    You and Obama have difference of opinion on way forward in Afghanistan = Obama doesn't care about the troops' lives

    ?
    No its kinda common sense. If someone or people are in harms way and you deeply care about them and if you had the power to get them out of that harms way then you would remove them from harms way.


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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No its kinda common sense. If someone or people are in harms way and you deeply care about them and if you had the power to get them out of that harms way then you would remove them from harms way.
    Nah, that's an incredibly simplistic way to look at it that doesn't match up with reality.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Like stated before earlier if Obama actually cared about lives he would pull out the troops ASAP, but then if i say that then you pull the "so those lives of already deceased soldiers would be wasted", well what i have to say to that is ever heard of the USSR or the US in Vietnam how did that mentality work out for us back then? Not very ****ing well. USSR kept on increasing troops. The Afghanistan population has proved to be an unconquerable population. The Afghanistan people did not pull off this 9/11 attack, Al Qaeda did which the Taliban were sheltering Bin Laden at the time and Al Qaeda and some Taliban have moved to Pakistan not Afghanistan, if we are really gonna chase these people around the world then we have a lot to work to go and a lot of countries to start invading. Hell the Taliban were our buddies leading up to the attack remember all those visits Taliban officials had to the US?
    But anyways what i am saying unless we want this to turn into a disaster then keep up that nationalistic mentality you have!
    So 900 dead under Obama leadership is not a disaster? Obama never mentioned winning in his speech. I see this more as a political gimmick than a military plan.

    If anything Obama should be putting more on the Pakistan border.

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