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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Newsflash: This isn't Iraq and Bush isn't president. Is that going to constantly be PBO's excuse, "but, but, Bush did it, waaaaaaaaaaaaa"?

    Bush??....Whose Bush?? ...The GOP never heard of him???

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Newsflash: This isn't Iraq and Bush isn't president. Is that going to constantly be PBO's excuse, "but, but, Bush did it, waaaaaaaaaaaaa"?
    Exactly how long did the Right use Clinton for an excuse for their failures?

    Do you Remember?

    The reality is that the current situation exists because of a series of PAST bad decisions reguarding Afganistan policy.

    Should the President HURRY UP and make the same mistakes Apdst?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    What I would say to President Obama is...Thank you sir, for having enough respect for your country and having the courage to take the time it requires to make the correct choices. Thank you for not rushing to judgement and relying on all sources of intelligence and using your sound presence of mind not to rush and act on faulty intelligence.

    That's what I would tell him.....
    That's what I would tell him, too.
    He's under a considerable amount of pressure to act quickly.
    Every soldier who dies while he's reviewing the situation and considering his options is going to become fodder for his political adversaries to beat him over the head with.
    This can't be easy or pleasant for someone of Obama's temperament.

    I'm glad he has the strength to hold off doing anything until he has enough information to do the right thing, whatever that might turn out to be.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A bad decision is better than no decision. There was an old saying when I was in the Army: "Make a decision, even if it's wrong".
    Isn't that the philosophy that got us into this mess?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Exactly how long did the Right use Clinton for an excuse for their failures?

    Do you Remember?

    The reality is that the current situation exists because of a series of PAST bad decisions reguarding Afganistan policy.
    Not nearly as much as you cats are doing and when it did happen, you all cried to high heaven over it.

    Should the President HURRY UP and make the same mistakes Apdst?
    He's already busting ass as hard as he can to make the same mistkes. And you folks are excusing him for it, "b-b-because Bush did it, waaaaaaaaaaa".
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Isn't that the philosophy that got us into this mess?
    No, not really.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    That's what I would tell him, too.
    He's under a considerable amount of pressure to act quickly.
    Every soldier who dies while he's reviewing the situation and considering his options is going to become fodder for his political adversaries to beat him over the head with.
    This can't be easy or pleasant for someone of Obama's temperament.

    I'm glad he has the strength to hold off doing anything until he has enough information to do the right thing, whatever that might turn out to be.
    Personally...I don't think I'm going to like the decision that Obama will probably make....He almost has to keep troops there for a while..... for political reasons & I want them home tomorrow afternoon.
    Last edited by Devil505; 10-22-09 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, not really.
    The "Decider" was always wrong......but he was FAST...I'll give him that!
    Last edited by Devil505; 10-22-09 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    The "Decider" was always wrong......but he was FAST...I'll give him that!
    He made a good decision when he authorized the surge to be launched. Can't argue that. PBO's theater commander his handing him everything on a silver platter and he still doesn't want to make a move. He would rather have super-top-secret media propaganda meetings and dinner parties instead.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Not gonna re-fight the Vietnam War. If anyone can convince themselves that we didn't lose it politically....more power to you.
    YOU brought it up, and it was about North Vietnam winning over South Vietnam.
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