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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Many things are complicated.....This problem is very complicated to all who really understand it.
    It's complicated by people like you who only wish to cut-n-run.
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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That much is true. Almost happened in Iraq. Would have if the current President and Congressional leadership had their druthers.
    You mean those people that declared that not only could the war in Iraq not be won, but that it was, indeed, already lost?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course strategy is important, critical even, I never said otherwise. My point is, developing a strategy isn't as complicated as some folks would make it out to be.
    I think the biggest hurdle to adopting a counterinsurgency strategy were the Generals in charge at the Pentagon and Casey and whoever it was at CENTCOM at the time. Keane had to do an end-run through a war game sponsored by "The Weekly Standard" was it? I don't rememember the publication that threw the war game.

    Anyway, those Generals were stuck in a "war is won in the first half" mentality and they were advising Bush. They wanted out of a nation building exercise. Of course, the real game in a regime change situation is "played in the second half".

    I am extremely concerned over reports that Petraeus' opinion is not being sought after by Obama.
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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You mean those people that declared that not only could the war in Iraq not be won, but that it was, indeed, already lost?
    That certainly rings a bell, yes.
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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post

    I am extremely concerned over reports that Petraeus' opinion is not being sought after by Obama.

    Which goes to show that PBO is a yahoo and will cause our troops to face defeat in Afghanistan.
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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That certainly rings a bell, yes.
    1.44 KIA/day, over 6-1/2 years of conflict.
    Sure sign of a crushing defeat.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    1.44 KIA/day, over 6-1/2 years of conflict.
    Sure sign of a crushing defeat.
    Yes that is a message that the Right and Dick Cheney clearly wants to send our troops on the ground in Afghanistan. They want to make their efforts sound worthless and they are being dithered on by the president.

    Way to bash the troops righties.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    To make these claims while troops are on the line is inexcusable.
    No...
    What's inexcuseable is the partisan bigotry necessary to beleve that:

    -Signals of indecision out of Washington do NOT hurt our allies and do NOT embolden our adversaries
    -The White House does NOT need to stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger
    -It is NOT time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a war of necessity.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Yes that is a message that the Right and Dick Cheney clearly wants to send our troops on the ground in Afghanistan. They want to make their efforts sound worthless and they are being dithered on by the president.

    Way to bash the troops righties.
    After what we've heard from the Libbos since '02, you can shut that **** up, right fast. Not since Vietnam has the American Left acted so disgracefully towards our military with lies, false accusations of murder and rape, etc. It's no wonder that some Leftists are ashamed to admit they are Liberals.
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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    If you people including Cheney wish to bash the troops over and over again by describing the Presidents current deliberations reguarding just what the FUTURE path in Afganistan will look like then who am I to stop you.

    To make these claims while troops are on the line is inexcusable.
    To sit there and ignore that Afghanistan's present day situations is NOT linked to indecision of the past administation is also inexcusable.

    Especially coming from a lying creep like Dick Cheney.
    Only the most rabid of hyper partisans would try and connect Cheney's comments on Obama's inaction as some kind of "troop bashing."

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