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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm an American and an afghan vet, and I am furious, but as soot pointed out, there's absolutely dick we can do about it.

    Obama and his politicians want us there until at least 2024, and if we've learned anything it's that politicians do whatever the **** they want and we just have to find a way to live with it.
    Thank you so much for your service. I had three family members serve in Iraq but none in Afghanistan which Obama called the "good" war. His actions there and his speech today at the West Point showed a President who inspires no one, who lacks even basic leadership skills, and is totally incompetent in the job even now 6 years later. He didn't have the resume in 2008 and still doesn't get it. This is about leadership, this is about inspiration to our military, about promoting American exceptionalism in the world and the best he can do is make wild claims and accusations of false successes around the world, none of which are accurate and only appeal to the low information voter and ardent supporters who also lack a basic understanding of leadership and the role of the President as Commander in Chiefl.

    I am extremely sorry to our military personnel for having probably the worst leader ever to hold the office. I cannot wait until he is gone.

    I have always been a supporter of our military but not this President and certainly not his policies. Keeping any military personnel in Afghanistan under this President is a waste of manpower, waste of money, and simply puts a target on their backs for years to come or however long they are kept there. I am sorry to all our military personnel that have to serve under this incompetent President.

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Oh puh-lease.....can you come up with some new talking points at least. You can hardly say "Cut and Run" when Obama has had troops there for six years of his terms. The reality is with you Neo-Cons, you are not happy without endless war. When is it ever ok with withdraw troops in your mind NP? I thought your hero announced "Mission Accomplished" years and years ago.
    I really feel bad for you, disney as you have hitched your wagon to one of the most incompetent Presidents ever to hold the office. He is making Jimmy Carter look great. What a shame, so much promise, so much positive rhetoric, so many promises made and such disastrous results. One of these days my bet is even you will eventually get it and ask why you were so duped by our teleprompter President whose Community agitator resume had zero leadership skills and still lacks those skills after 6 years on the job. No private sector employee would have survived 1 year let alone 6 with his record. Even Walt Disney would have fired you.

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I really feel bad for you, disney as you have hitched your wagon to one of the most incompetent Presidents ever to hold the office. He is making Jimmy Carter look great. What a shame, so much promise, so much positive rhetoric, so many promises made and such disastrous results. One of these days my bet is even you will eventually get it and ask why you were so duped by our teleprompter President whose Community agitator resume had zero leadership skills and still lacks those skills after 6 years on the job. No private sector employee would have survived 1 year let alone 6 with his record. Even Walt Disney would have fired you.
    LOL....I was waiting for you to rear your head....and tell everyone how you only voted for GWB because he was the least bad of the choices.........Why don't you share with everyone here how you believe that 9/11 occurred on Clinton's watch, GWB successfully hunted down, captured and killed Bin Laden and then lead this great country to economic Utopia. Spare us Con....your rhetoric is just plain old.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    WHy doesn't Obama just get it over with and put 1,000 troops in EVERY country like the Neocons who whisper in his (and other POTUS's) ear are dying to do.


    It does appear they want something like that!

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....I was waiting for you to rear your head....and tell everyone how you only voted for GWB because he was the least bad of the choices.........Why don't you share with everyone here how you believe that 9/11 occurred on Clinton's watch, GWB successfully hunted down, captured and killed Bin Laden and then lead this great country to economic Utopia. Spare us Con....your rhetoric is just plain old.
    Not much of a surprise here, more diversion. What does any of that have to do with the thread topic and the Obama foreign policy failures. Wonder if he will win the Muslim Brotherhood support? Are things better in that "good" war?

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post


    It does appear they want something like that!
    United States military deployments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Not much of a surprise here, more diversion. What does any of that have to do with the thread topic and the Obama foreign policy failures. Wonder if he will win the Muslim Brotherhood support? Are things better in that "good" war?
    What foreign policy failures are you referring to. Sounds to me like Obama is finally ending the biggest foreign policy blunders of the previous administration. One of my criticisms of Obama is that he didn't do it sooner.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What foreign policy failures are you referring to. Sounds to me like Obama is finally ending the biggest foreign policy blunders of the previous administration. One of my criticisms of Obama is that he didn't do it sooner.
    my biggest complaint is that the administration has not allowed a specific policy to sunset:

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/sjres23/text
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What foreign policy failures are you referring to. Sounds to me like Obama is finally ending the biggest foreign policy blunders of the previous administration. One of my criticisms of Obama is that he didn't do it sooner.
    A foreign policy blunder? You mean in the "good" war? Where were you on 9/11? You claiming that things are better in Afghanistan now after Obama's surge and so called leadership? I am sure you will be happy having our troops as climate change enforcers. What a joke Obama is as are his supporters.

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    A foreign policy blunder? You mean in the "good" war? Where were you on 9/11? You claiming that things are better in Afghanistan now after Obama's surge and so called leadership? I am sure you will be happy having our troops as climate change enforcers. What a joke Obama is as are his supporters.
    No war is the "good" war, but if you want to talk about proper response, then yes, Afghanistan was where the focus should have been and remained. Problem is....the past clown took his eye off the prize and used 911 as a justification to attack a country not involved in 911....but played on the fears of the American people to justify it. He left the job to the next guy to get it done. 20 years later, I don't think we are much better off. I think we MIGHT have been if GWB hadn't lost sight of the job to be done....but he did....and as a result 20 years later we are still there and nothing has really been accomplished. A more focused and better planned strategy from the start might have produced a more stable situation. Obama should have pulled our troops years ago after Bin Laden was killed and there really was no hope in accomplishing much more. I'm glad to see that he is finally coming to that reality.
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