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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's right. Bush was wrong for dragging his feet and so is PBO.
    How many troops has the president added into the theater in the last 9 months? How many did Bush add into the theater in the last 18 months?

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Because not only was there no progress...

    There was major regression!

    The Taliban was nearly eradicated by the end of 2001!

    AQ was on the run to PAK!

    Now look!
    There was NO progress? At all?

    Alotta AQ and Tally fighters were killed and run out of the country. That isn't progress?
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, 8 years is the official time limit? Where's that written?
    No one mentioned a time limit. But to make the situation worse is not what we are going for. Thus the need for reevaluation.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    How many troops has the president added into the theater in the last 9 months? How many did Bush add into the theater in the last 18 months?
    It's all about Bush ain't it? You don't give a **** if PBO doesn anything, just as long as he doesjust enough to say he did more than Bush. I'm trying to figure out if your politics are based around your love for PBO, or your hatred for Bush.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No one mentioned a time limit. But to make the situation worse is not what we are going for. Thus the need for reevaluation.
    PBO had made the situation worse.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There was NO progress? At all?

    Alotta AQ and Tally fighters were killed and run out of the country. That isn't progress?

    No. Tactical success is essentially determined by the ground the good guys hold. We hold less now than in 2001. Body count is never a measure of success. Not even tactically.

    Strategically? The only plus is that Pakistan has JUST NOW increased operations slightly against the Taliban...as opposed to helping them the entire time Bush was President.

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    After 8 years of war, the Taliban have increased their presence in Afghanistan to now approximately 80% of the country, and terrorists have grown in numbers worldwide.

    Was that the objective of the 8 year war? If not then the objective failed.
    I thought the goal was to weaken AQ's ability to launch future attacks on the USA.

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    Somebody should send a copy of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" to Obama.
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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's all about Bush ain't it? You don't give a **** if PBO doesn anything, just as long as he doesjust enough to say he did more than Bush. I'm trying to figure out if your politics are based around your love for PBO, or your hatred for Bush.
    No President Obama will be held responsible for the consequences of his decisions he makes too.

    Won't he?
    But some people have stated they will support the President after he comes to a decision. Haven't they apdst?

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    Re: NATO Backs McChrystal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    PBO had made the situation worse.
    That is laughable. Let's see your link that states that the growth in Taliban in Afghanistan and terrorists worldwide in the last 8 years is due to what this president did in the last 8 months.
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