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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    that doesn't say what you think it does.
    oh, absolutely

    DOMESTIC CONCERNS aren't about politics at all

    i mean, not necessarily

    LOL!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    oh, absolutely

    DOMESTIC CONCERNS aren't about politics at all

    i mean, not necessarily

    LOL!
    Domestic concerns are those that concern us domestically. This means any issue we have on the homefront is a domestic concern.

    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

    i know, i know

    gates is talking about THE BUDGET

    LOL!

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

    meanwhile, today:

    A record-high number of Americans want to bring American troops home from Afghanistan, according to a new poll Tuesday that found that sentiment growing among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

    A Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday shows that 56 percent of those surveyed would like to see a drawdown happen as soon as possible - an increase of eight percentage points since Pew’s previous survey a month ago.

    A year ago, just 40 percent of those surveyed wanted to see a rapid drawdown. In September 2008, 33 percent of Americans wanted all U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan as soon as possible.

    Meanwhile, support has subsided for keeping troops in Afghanistan until the situation is more stable. Of those surveyed, 39 percent said they want troops to stay put, down from 53 percent a year ago and 61 percent in the fall of 2008.

    Two-thirds of Democrats support the withdrawal of troops, while 57 percent of independents said the same — both increases from earlier points in the war. Even among Republicans, backing for a withdrawal has grown, with 43 percent in favor, compared with 31 percent a year ago.
    Poll: Record number want Afghan troops home - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

    instead, it looks like OBAMA'S WAR is gonna go on FOREVER

    party on, progressives

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Now that is what you have to support. That there is nothing else. I'll wait.
    The time table speaks for itself especially since it goes against what the Generals say

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The time table speaks for itself especially since it goes against what the Generals say
    No, it doesn't. That is merely your spin. You need actual evidence to support it.

    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 ptif219 View Post
    So Truman did it to win an election?
    Actually Truman did it for the same reasons Obama is doing it.
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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Domestic concerns are those that concern us domestically. This means any issue we have on the homefront is a domestic concern.
    Gates was talking about the domestic views of the war. I do not see it as that bad since we have seen very few war protests.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Gates was talking about the domestic views of the war. I do not see it as that bad since we have seen very few war protests.
    I don't beleive that is all he is talkng about. There are domestic issues that effect what we can do. But be sure, we're tired of war. Both parties are tired as well. Even republicans are calling for our troops to come home. Staying with wars that should never have been started in the first place is not sound.

    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
    I don't beleive that is all he is talkng about. There are domestic issues that effect what we can do. But be sure, we're tired of war. Both parties are tired as well. Even republicans are calling for our troops to come home. Staying with wars that should never have been started in the first place is not sound.
    Rebuplicans do not want it done for an election. They want to follow the advice of the Generals that Obama is ignoring.

    Speaker John Boehner cautions against sharp troop withdrawal from Afghanistan - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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