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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The thought that the right feel Obama should be making military strategy changes without consulting the Secretary of Defense is ludicrous in my opinion.
    He has consulted him. They have held meetings. However, the idea that Petraeus has not been consulted blows my mind.

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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The thought that the right feel Obama should be making military strategy changes without consulting the Secretary of Defense is ludicrous in my opinion.
    The SECDEF is telling PBO to get off his ass and get moving.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The SECDEF is telling PBO to get off his ass and get moving.
    Really? From what I read from the article you sourced Gates is saying he needs to meet with Obama before Obama can make a decision and that he [Gates] should address NATO, which he is going to do, before the US makes any decisions.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're trying to defeat an enemy that attacked our country and killed 3,000 Americans.
    They were not and never were hiding in Bush's Iraq. Fact is this decision SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE YEARS AGO.

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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Really? From what I read from the article you sourced Gates is saying he needs to meet with Obama before Obama can make a decision and that he [Gates] should address NATO, which he is going to do, before the US makes any decisions.
    And, that all that needs to start happening, now.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    They were not and never were hiding in Bush's Iraq. Fact is this decision SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE YEARS AGO.
    What the hell does that have to do with this thread?
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Yes he is saying a decision needs to be made after he is able to meet with Obama to decide what the options Obama needs to choose from.
    Then Obama needs to get his skinny ****ing ass into a meeting NOW. Troops are dying over there, in no small part due to the new pussy ROE's that were recently implemented concerning the use of artillery and air support, so I'm getting pretty fed up with his dithering and his incessant need to mull things over.

    Obama is a pathetic Commander In Chief. Simply pathetic.

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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What the hell does that have to do with this thread?
    You were talking about committing troops to a war that has to do with avenging the deaths of 3000 Americans?

    And how we should HURRY UP and do so?
    Last edited by goldendog; 10-20-09 at 07:56 PM.

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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    You were talking about committing troops to a war that has to do with avenging the deaths of 3000 Americans?
    Are you sure you're on the right thread?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you sure you're on the right thread?
    Curious...exactly how long have you been committed to doing the right job in Afghanistan and hunting the actual people down that were either support or where partially or totally responsible for 3000 American deaths?

    1-20-09?

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