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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I would assume nothing since Gates hasn't met with NATO yet...



    So how long should troops sit and wait in harms way before your concern grows. Just so I know where you are coming from.
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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So how long should troops sit and wait in harms way before your concern grows. Just so I know where you are coming from.
    My personal opinion is a decision should be made once we know the commitment, or lack thereof, we can get from Allies. I also don't deny that Obama should have made a decision months ago when the request was first made.

    How are troops in harms way now but not after a decision is made? Is the fighting going to miraculously stop with the addition of troops?
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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I would assume nothing since Gates hasn't met with NATO yet...

    NATO has failed to achieve their mission, Obama made this his central fight against terror when he proclaimed that Afghanistan was the battle that mattered. Now he waffles.....What a leader.


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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    6 years? Where did that number magically come from? Daily KOS?
    From the time we went into Iraq until the "Surge" strategy was decided on.

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    But, again, what does Bush have to do with this conversation?
    He's the bumbling idiot that got us into these messes, so get used to his name being brought up a lot in these conversations.

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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    From the time we went into Iraq until the "Surge" strategy was decided on.

    So there was a request for a surge on day one?




    He's the bumbling idiot that got us into these messes, so get used to his name being brought up a lot in these conversations.


    And you are excuse making for the bumbling idiot who said he'd get us out.
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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    My personal opinion is a decision should be made once we know the commitment, or lack thereof, we can get from Allies.

    How are troops in harms way now but not after a decision is made? Is the fighting going to miraculously stop with the addition of troops?

    The allies? Is that what you said? Wait for the allies? hell, they don't want ANY troops there to begin with.....

    This is a weak strategy.


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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The allies? Is that what you said? Wait for the allies? hell, they don't want ANY troops there to begin with.....

    This is a weak strategy.
    I didn't say wait I said ask and make a decision based on their immediate response. It is in the best interest of foreign diplomacy to make the fight in Afghanistan as multi-national as possible. If that doesn't happen though then so be it and put just American troops in there.
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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I didn't say wait I said ask and make a decision based on their immediate response. It is in the best interest of foreign diplomacy to make the fight in Afghanistan as multi-national as possible. If that doesn't happen though then so be it and put just American troops in there.

    Meanwhile Obama has removed the ability to return fire until a command authority is given. Hell, how long should we wait for the decision?

    I say if this is how Obama plans on running things, just pull em'


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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So how long should troops sit and wait in harms way before your concern grows. Just so I know where you are coming from.
    Nobody is sitting and waiting.

    McCrystals new plan involves putting 40k troops inside of cities, so any troops fighting now would still be fighting.

    Troops in Iraq or Afg are by their very nature "in harm's way", so unless you are for complete withdrawal, they are carrying out the same mission McChrystal laid out in June.

    Your disingenuous posts are the reason normal conservatives ignore these rants. ...You can do better.

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    Re: Afghan War Debate Endangers U.S. Troops - Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Meanwhile Obama has removed the ability to return fire until a command authority is given.
    Whatta joke.
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