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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Ptif you're insane. The constitution, written by the founders, says Obama outranks them and therefore is responsible for ordering them as he sees fit.

    People opposed to the war, read cpwills posts.

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



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The word terrorist is often not specific enough to have meaning. The Taliban is more an Afghan problem than a US problem. Most of our problem went to Pakistan. War should be more specifc. We're not quite refering like we were in Iraq (Referees don't win anything btw), but rebuilding Afgjanistan and trying to determine their internal struggle is not really our role or what we should be doing.

    And frankly, if all he was concerned about was the election, he'd throw out more platitudes without meaning like the word winning. There is really next to nothing for us to win in Afghanistan. We can keep those that threaten us bottled up without the nation building.
    No he will wait till wait in the campaign when they are all ot and then use it.

    The Taliban gave AlQaeda refuge. The Pakistan border harbors many terrorists, Where did we get Bin Laden?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    No he will wait till wait in the campaign when they are all ot and then use it.

    The Taliban gave AlQaeda refuge. The Pakistan border harbors many terrorists, Where did we get Bin Laden?
    Pakistan, not Afghanistan.

    And we got him without nation building Pakistan. And we could keep the Taliban from harboring without nation building. The cost versus benefit is what we are always talking about with this.

    At least there was reason to be concerned about Afghanistan, unlike Iraq. But spending decades nation building and fighting their conflict shoudl not be the job of the US.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Pakistan, not Afghanistan.

    And we got him without nation building Pakistan. And we could keep the Taliban from harboring without nation building. The cost versus benefit is what we are always talking about with this.

    At least there was reason to be concerned about Afghanistan, unlike Iraq. But spending decades nation building and fighting their conflict shoudl not be the job of the US.
    Wrong. Bin Laden has many terrorists on the border. The most intense fighting right now is on the Pakistan border area.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Wrong. Bin Laden has many terrorists on the border. The most intense fighting right now is on the Pakistan border area.
    In Pakistan. We can keep them there without nation building. I'm not wrong. Sorry.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    But spending decades nation building and fighting their conflict shoudl not be the job of the US.
    ah, but it is

    Afghan nation-building programs not sustainable, report says - The Washington Post

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

    And as your article says, not substainable. Do you read what you link?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    sure, doctor detroit

    not substainable

    but ongoing, baby

    ongoing

    hold on, it's gonna be awhile

    OBAMA'S WAR, mr woodward?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Maybe Obama should start listening to the generals.
    No. I really don't give a damn whether the generals think we should be in Afghanistan or not. Their job is to implement the solution that the commander-in-chief wants, not to dictate strategy. They tend to have the completely wrong mindset for those decisions because their focus is solely on military matters. Unlike Obama, they don't have to worry about the geopolitical implications, the budgetary implications, or prioritizing the war against more pressing concerns.

    The buck stops with the president, and his Afghanistan policy has been a catastrophuck.
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