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    Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    President Obama has put securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, but "victory" in the war-torn country isn't necessarily the United States' goal, he said Thursday in a TV interview.

    "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.

    The enemy facing U.S. and Afghan forces isn't so clearly defined, he explained.

    "We're not dealing with nation states at this point. We're concerned with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Al Qaeda's allies," he said. "So when you have a non-state actor, a shadowy operation like Al Qaeda, our goal is to make sure they can't attack the United States."
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    I'm sorry, we're not there for victory, just to.. keep Al-quada from attacking us again...

    Our President just admitted he doesn't want Victory, he's ashamed of defeating our enemies... What a freaking moron.
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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    I don't get it.
    Isn't securing Afghanistan from terror, a victory?
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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan - Political News - FOXNews.com

    I'm sorry, we're not there for victory, just to.. keep Al-quada from attacking us again...

    Our President just admitted he doesn't want Victory, he's ashamed of defeating our enemies... What a freaking moron.
    1 - he didn't say he's "ashamed of defeating our enemies"
    2 - defeating the Taliban has nothing to do with conquering Afghanistan
    3 - the moron is in your mirror

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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    If the goal of a military objective isn't "victory", what would you claim it to be?

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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan - Political News - FOXNews.com

    I'm sorry, we're not there for victory, just to.. keep Al-quada from attacking us again...

    Our President just admitted he doesn't want Victory, he's ashamed of defeating our enemies... What a freaking moron.

    This,,,from our beloved President... The civilized World is in a War with suicidal Islamic idiots,,,and he's not interested in winning.

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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    The real question is... define "winning".
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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.
    This statement shows Obama knows nothing of history. Emperor Hirohito did not sign the surrender Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu did Sept. 2,1945 on Battleship Missouri.

    Emperor Hirohito was humbled by Mac Arthur summing him to Mac Arthur's head quarters to show that he not Emperor Hirohito was in charge.

    Obama should have known that.
    As to him not wanting to win is no surprise he recently bent over backwards to appease his Muslim brothers. Obama's a the ultimate Wimp in Chief . He doesn't care that it would mean all who died did so for nothing because the Taliban will take back over in no time at all, giving Al Queda their training ground back. It makes you wonder who's side is the Amateur in Chief on.
    Last edited by Councilman; 07-24-09 at 09:11 AM.

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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The real question is... define "winning".



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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    Do you people even bother to read?

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    Re: Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    Do you people even bother to read?


    Your posts? usually not.....
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