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    Re: White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

    [QUOTE=Gill;1058327104]Actually Obama has ordered an increase of around 23,000, while Bush increased troop levels there around 15,000 last year. Not a surprising increase based on the escalating violence there.[/QUOTES]

    When exactly did Bush do those increases last year(LINK PLEASE) During the eight months that the troop request sat on his desk waiting for an approval that was neve issued.

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    Re: White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Actually Obama has ordered an increase of around 23,000, while Bush increased troop levels there around 15,000 last year. Not a surprising increase based on the escalating violence there.[/QUOTES]

    When exactly did Bush do those increases last year(LINK PLEASE) During the eight months that the troop request sat on his desk waiting for an approval that was neve issued.
    Ahh, you want links yet "forget" to include them yourself....

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    Re: White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15: US President George Bush on Tuesday approved the deployment of 3,200 additional American troops to Afghanistan in the spring of 2008, the Pentagon said.

    “This extraordinary, one time deployment” will enhance the capability of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan to repulse an expected Taliban offensive in the spring, Pentagon officials said.

    The troops will also be used for training the Afghan National Security Forces.

    US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates had sent the request for additional deployed to the White House on Monday.
    Bush approves new troop deployment in Afghanistan -DAWN - International; January 16, 2008

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Tuesday announced a troop deployment shift for America's two wars, a move that reflects a more stable Iraq and an increasingly volatile Afghanistan.

    President Bush said Tuesday that he soon will start bringing some U.S. troops home from Iraq.

    Through early next year, about 8,000 American troops will leave Iraq and not be replaced. Some 4,500 other U.S. service members will go to Afghanistan.
    Bush shifting U.S. troops from Iraq to Afghanistan - CNN.com


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    Re: White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Bush Addresses Troop Levels in Iraq - washingtonpost.com

    Interesting speech here that Bush gave in sept of last year...in it he clearly says the he mentioned in APRIL OF 2008 sending 3,500 more troops but actual deployments aren't really clear.

    He also said that an additional one battalion would be sent in Jan 2009 (AFTER HE LEAVES OFFICE)..so in reality Gill he SUGGESTED he would in april 2008 send 3,500 which for all we know were never sent.

    So in reality Gill and the situation today proves it, Bush during the last year of his term did the absolute minimum in Afghanistan to support the troops or this country's mission there.

    Any questions?

    Here are some excerpts...

    After September the 11th, 2001, Coalition forces destroyed the Taliban regime, we drove al Qaida from the Afghan sanctuary where they plotted and planned unprecedented attacks on our country. We helped Afghans begin to build a new democracy.


    Together with our military, American civilian experts helped the Afghan people build their economy and provide basic services and expand health care as well as open up schools for Afghan girls and boys.


    These were important successes, yet the enemies of a free Afghanistan refused to give up the fight. They sought to undermine the democratic government so they could regain the place of dominance they enjoyed in Afghanistan before September the 11th. With the help of their sanctuary in Pakistan, they ruthlessly attacked innocent Afghans across the country.


    As the security situation changed, America and our Coalition partners responded with troop increases. At the NATO Summit in Bucharest in April, I told our allies the United States was deploying 3,500 more Marines to Afghanistan and that we would make additional forces available in 2009. I also called on allies to increase their force levels.

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    Re: White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Bush Addresses Troop Levels in Iraq - washingtonpost.com

    Interesting speech here that Bush gave in sept of last year...in it he clearly says the he mentioned in APRIL OF 2008 sending 3,500 more troops but actual deployments aren't really clear.

    He also said that an additional one battalion would be sent in Jan 2009 (AFTER HE LEAVES OFFICE)..so in reality Gill he SUGGESTED he would in april 2008 send 3,500 which for all we know were never sent.

    So in reality Gill and the situation today proves it, Bush during the last year of his term did the absolute minimum in Afghanistan to support the troops or this country's mission there.

    Any questions?

    Here are some excerpts...

    After September the 11th, 2001, Coalition forces destroyed the Taliban regime, we drove al Qaida from the Afghan sanctuary where they plotted and planned unprecedented attacks on our country. We helped Afghans begin to build a new democracy.


    Together with our military, American civilian experts helped the Afghan people build their economy and provide basic services and expand health care as well as open up schools for Afghan girls and boys.


    These were important successes, yet the enemies of a free Afghanistan refused to give up the fight. They sought to undermine the democratic government so they could regain the place of dominance they enjoyed in Afghanistan before September the 11th. With the help of their sanctuary in Pakistan, they ruthlessly attacked innocent Afghans across the country.


    As the security situation changed, America and our Coalition partners responded with troop increases. At the NATO Summit in Bucharest in April, I told our allies the United States was deploying 3,500 more Marines to Afghanistan and that we would make additional forces available in 2009. I also called on allies to increase their force levels.
    According to the Department of Defense, there were 26,607 troops in Afghanistan in January 2008. By the first of June, there were 48,250. That's an increase of 81%.

    http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22633.pdf

    Sounds like a pretty decent increase to me.

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