You still mistake a country for being responsible. Those who attacked us came from SA and Pakistan, our allies. They were not from Afghanistan. And OBL being there doesn't change that. Until you understand that we cannot invade enough countries to rid the world of an organization, you will keep supporting a repeat of the same mistakes.
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.
Boo radley, we already are there, and simply "taking the nation away" is not what is occurring. Read all of cpwill's posts and tell me you still think a withdrawl is what is going to do it. You can't just track people down without having people on the ground.
We can't fight a war without money. There's no point in trying to improve security situations overseas when our domestic situation is rapidly deteriorating. It would be like caring for the branches of a tree while the roots are rotting.
Obama's speech was succinct. We have more concerns on the home front. Will there be consequences to the withdrawal? Probably. But we have no choice if we are going to survive as a nation. The military is not sacrosanct under the economic conditions - nothing is.
The *political position* is that we must get out to reduce expenditures is half the truth. The real truth of the matter is, the current regime with many in Congress see reduced military spending as a red herring to distract the masses from the actual and ongoing increase of spending in other sectors.
Hillary Clinton, asks "Whose side are you on?" Hillary Clinton to Libya War Critics: 'Whose Side Are You On?' - Hillary Clinton - Fox Nation
George Bush must have had one pf his famous chuckles at hearing that.
And Barrack Obama, appropriately enough, is "leading from the rear", as many of us often suspected. He talks through that way often enough/
At one time spies would have to risk their lives in order to discover any info on their enemy but now the American President is telling everyone when the troop withdrawal will actually begin. I doubt Churchill would ever mentioned that to Hitler. Or maybe he's realizes that no one takes his words seriously anymore, so whatever he says doesn't really matter.
It seems clear he was padding his resume when he called himself a 'Community Organizer".