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    US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    US President Barack Obama has confirmed a fundamental rethink of US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan to combat an "increasingly perilous" situation.

    He said growing radical forces in the area posed the greatest threat to the American people and the world.

    He said an extra 4,000 US personnel would train and bolster the Afghan army and police, and he would also provide support for civilian development.

    The Afghan government said it welcomed "all [Mr Obama's] major conclusions".

    In particular, it said it welcomed the "the recognition of the regional aspect of the problem in Afghanistan and specifically recognition that the al-Qaeda threat is mainly emanating from Pakistan," said presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada, according to Reuters news agency.
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    Re: US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    Afghanistan wont get better until Pakistan is dealt with, that wont happen until 2013 the earliest.

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    Re: US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    US President Barack Obama has confirmed a fundamental rethink of US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan to combat an "increasingly perilous" situation.
    Translation:

    Horse**** around for 12 months, then cut-n-run.
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    Re: US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Translation:

    Horse**** around for 12 months, then cut-n-run.
    The power of partisanship. The ability to translate a statement of possibly making a strategy change into a statement of what the strategy change is.

    I await to hear the the proposed strategy is. And for Obama's sake it better be good because so far he has been disappointing. I do feel hopeful though. Unlike Bush, at least he is focusing on the proper country.
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    Re: US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The power of partisanship. The ability to translate a statement of possibly making a strategy change into a statement of what the strategy change is.
    Correction, it's called the power of predictability.
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    Re: US to rethink Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Correction, it's called the power of predictability.
    That would be a prediction then and not a translation right?
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