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

    vote obama, 2012!

    they all lie!

    LOL!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    domestic concerns aren't politics

    LOL!

    honest reading, anyone?
    Actually, they are not. They can include politics, but, for example, the budget is a domestic concern. And any of the domestic issues that would need money that could come from what we're spending in our wars would be domestic concerns as well.

    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: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They can include politics, but, for example, the budget is a domestic concern.
    you think gates was talking about the budget?

    LOL!

    honest reading, anyone?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    you think gates was talking about the budget?

    LOL!

    honest reading, anyone?
    He very well might be. The fact is, pretending you know is making a leap.

    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: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday - Yahoo! News

    So what will he do?
    - Insignificant drawdown so he doesn't break his promise? (say, 1-2,000 troops come home)
    - Relatively significant start of a drawdown? (5-10,000)
    - Huge withdrawal? (20,000 or more)
    What SHOULD he do?

    I tend to think it'll be somewhere mid-range, which seems about right to me.
    Probably 5,000 troops, with a committment to bring home most of the 30,000 troops used in the famous Surge. But that will still leave around 68,000 troops in country which I have not heard any talk about bringing home.
    "Action expresses priorities."
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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    “It goes without saying that there are a lot of reservations in the Congress about the war in Afghanistan and our level of commitment,” Gates said. “There are concerns among the American people who are tired of a decade of war."

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    hey, it's not politics

    it's THE BUDGET!

    LOL!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    “It goes without saying that there are a lot of reservations in the Congress about the war in Afghanistan and our level of commitment,” Gates said. “There are concerns among the American people who are tired of a decade of war."

    link above

    hey, it's not politics

    it's THE BUDGET!

    LOL!
    Again, that doesn't say what you think it does. Sorry, but you're reading into what is not actually stated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not what I said, but do you believe any candidate for any office always tells the complete truth? Really?
    no...i believe not a one of them speaks the truth. it was you all who bought this particular man's campaign slogans
    of "hope and change" and "yes we can", with visions of honesty, transparency, magical fairies and unicorns.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    no...i believe not a one of them speaks the truth. it was you all who bought this particular man's campaign slogans
    of "hope and change" and "yes we can", with visions of honesty, transparency, magical fairies and unicorns.
    You seem to believe you know a lot about me. That said, no, I only thought he was a better choice than McCain, who destroyed his former self to run, and chose a VP candidate poorly.

    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: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday - Yahoo! News

    So what will he do?
    - Insignificant drawdown so he doesn't break his promise? (say, 1-2,000 troops come home)
    - Relatively significant start of a drawdown? (5-10,000)
    - Huge withdrawal? (20,000 or more)
    What SHOULD he do?

    I tend to think it'll be somewhere mid-range, which seems about right to me.
    Only Guard units will be "coming home". Everyone else will simply be re-deployed somewhere else.

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