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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

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    How do you be offensive fighting IED's?
    Been doing it in Iraq for several years.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

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    Been doing it in Iraq for several years.
    Tough to get life insurance.... doing that kinda work though.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

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    Tough to get life insurance.... doing that kinda work though.
    That's relevant to my response... how?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama is more interested in having a war with FOX, attending vazrious soires, and campaigning for democrats thanhe is on Afghanistan, His history of indecision is continuing its dangerous path for out troops....

    2 months ago there was a reccomendation for more troops. How much more fiddling is required?
    When Gen. David McKiernan took command of ISAF troops in Afghanistan in June 2008, he began recommending/requesting that Bush send him additional troops. These requests continued, unanswered, for three months.

    Meanwhile, Bush "fiddled," hoping that NATO countries would supply those much-needed troops. When it became clear that they would not, Bush authorized approximately 5000 troops be sent to Afghanistan in September. By this time, McKiernan's troop requests came to approximately 30,000.

    Three months later (December 2008), Bush sent approximately 2000 more troops to Afghanistan. McKiernan's recommendations for a total of 30,000 troops was ultimately "answered" by the Bush administration a full eight months later, with 23,000 fewer troops than were needed.

    Interestingly enough, it was President Obama who finally satisfied McKiernan's requests for sufficient troops, by sending in another 21,000 troops to Afghanistan in March 2009.

    Given the above facts, I find it exceedingly odd that former VP Cheney condemns the current administration for "dithering," when his own administration was a much worse offender on this front.




    From the Fact Check Desk: Did McKiernan’s Troop Requests Just Sit on Bush White House Desks?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Given the above facts, I find it exceedingly odd that former VP Cheney condemns the current administration for "dithering," when his own administration was a much worse offender on this front.
    How does the fact that Bush did something wrong make it any less wrong for The Obama to do the same?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How does the fact that Bush did something wrong make it any less wrong for The Obama to do the same?
    You might want to re-read my comments as they relate to the question submitted by Rev (specifically, "2 months ago there was a reccomendation [sic] for more troops. How much more fiddling is required?").

    My remarks merely compare the so-called "fiddling" time element of one administration and another, in an identical situation, and highlight the hypocrisy of former VP Cheney (and those who think as he does) on this "People are dying while Obama 'fiddles!'" matter.

    I made no statement regarding "right" or "wrong."

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    My remarks merely compare the so-called "fiddling" time element of one administration and another, in an identical situation, and highlight the hypocrisy of former VP Cheney (and those who think as he does) on this "People are dying while Obama 'fiddles!'" matter.
    So, you agree that if it was wrong for Bush to 'fiddle', then it is just as wrong for The Obama to do the same.

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Our troops can't defend themselves while the President is deciding?..Why is that?

    I have posted this several times now, I am beginning to believe that it is just willful ignorance on the part of those that refuse to acknowledge that Obama changed the rules of engagement upon taking the CiC role.

    Obama's (or should I say Rhambo's) slow walk of this decision is getting troops killed. Their blood is on Obama's hands.


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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How does the fact that Bush did something wrong make it any less wrong for The Obama to do the same?
    Obama is taking his time to make the right decision. Nothing wrong in that & our troops on the ground are totally unaffected.
    btw......Ever been to any Caribbean Islands?

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    Re: Cheney: Stop ‘dithering’ on Afghanistan troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Obama is taking his time to make the right decision. Nothing wrong in that & our troops on the ground are totally unaffected.
    This doesnt address my question.

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