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

    Even Gates is saying that it's time to make a decision.

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The United States cannot wait for problems surrounding the legitimacy of the Afghan government to be resolved before making a decision on troops, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said.

    Gates, speaking to reporters on board a plane traveling to Tokyo, described the situation in Afghanistan as an evolutionary process that would not improve dramatically overnight, regardless of what course is taken following the country's flawed August election.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Even Gates is saying that it's time to make a decision.
    When you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    When you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    So basically.....we ****ed up another country. Sweet.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    In contrast to what you wish people to believe, Obama isn't sitting with all the facts and choosing not to make a decision. Your OP conveniently left out the part where Gates said he still needs to sort through the options with Obama so Obama can make a decision.

    "It's just a matter now of getting the time with the president when we can sort through these options and then tee them up for him to make a decision," Gates said.
    He also said this meeting needs to "wait for the return of cabinet members from foreign travels through part of next week.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    In contrast to what you wish people to believe, Obama isn't sitting with all the facts and choosing not to make a decision. Your OP conveniently left out the part where Gates said he still needs to sort through the options with Obama so Obama can make a decision.



    He also said this meeting needs to "wait for the return of cabinet members from foreign travels through part of next week.
    Gates, is obviously saying that PBO needs to make a decision; time's up.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Gotta love spreadin democracy by the bomb.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Gotta love spreadin democracy by the bomb.
    We're trying to defeat an enemy that attacked our country and killed 3,000 Americans.
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    Re: U.S. decision can't wait for Afghan legitimacy: Gates

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Gates, is obviously saying that PBO needs to make a decision; time's up.
    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.
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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.
    I didn't know the Taliban attacked us.
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