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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so, what would you him do, today?

    Well, I can certainly tell you what I wouldn't have him do, and that is what he did, and is doing now, which is implement a foolish policy of engagement that puts their lives at risk, and then sit there and ponder what he is going to do while they get killed.

    Either you are there to win, or you are just playing around with politics at home, in which case bring them home.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so, what would you him do, today?
    Quit pretending like he doesn't already have a policy in place. Admit that his initial war policy needs adjustment rather than pretending he hasn't already sent McChrystal and troops to Afghanistan to implement his strategy. If he's saying now he's not going to send troops into harms way without a plan, where is the plan he used to surge in the first place?
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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, I can certainly tell you what I wouldn't have him do, and that is what he did, and is doing now, which is implement a foolish policy of engagement that puts their lives at risk, and then sit there and ponder what he is going to do while they get killed.

    Either you are there to win, or you are just playing around with politics at home, in which case bring them home.


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    really? so you've disagreed with bush the entire time as well, right?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Quit pretending like he doesn't already have a policy in place. Admit that his initial war policy needs adjustment rather than pretending he hasn't already sent McChrystal and troops to Afghanistan to implement his strategy. If he's saying now he's not going to send troops into harms way without a plan, where is the plan he used to surge in the first place?
    thanks, an honest reply. could it be he's reassessing the situation?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    really? so you've disagreed with bush the entire time as well, right?

    On Afghanistan? Yeah, pretty much since Tora Bora.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    On Afghanistan? Yeah, pretty much since Tora Bora.


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    okay, thanks. i can only say that i think obama is being very careful, as he should. we don't need any more recklessness from a WH.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    okay, thanks. i can only say that i think obama is being very careful, as he should. we don't need any more recklessness from a WH.
    Oh - so Bush was in a quagmire and Obama is just being careful? (general statement poking at all those who protested one and now support the other).

    We can't claim his action is out of "carefullness" until the end result in known. And we won't be getting to the end result until he does something.

    He's had the last decade, almost, to keep up with the issues that were and that he "inherited" as he put it - and that he has proceeded with in Afghanistan since he was elected.
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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh - so Bush was in a quagmire and Obama is just being careful? (general statement poking at all those who protested one and now support the other).

    We can't claim his action is out of "carefullness" until the end result in known. And we won't be getting to the end result until he does something.

    He's had the last decade, almost, to keep up with the issues that were and that he "inherited" as he put it - and that he has proceeded with in Afghanistan since he was elected.
    look, bush started the quagmire. obama now has to clean it up. i can't believe anybody thinks it can be done overnight.

    do you really think anything would be significantly different if someone else were in office right now?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    okay, thanks. i can only say that i think obama is being very careful, as he should. we don't need any more recklessness from a WH.

    I think he is looking for some mythical middle ground where he can see the return of the Taliban, and justify it by saying that we were never at war with them.....It is dangerous, but if we are not going to do the necessary things to win, then as a former 101st weapons specialist, we shouldn't be there with one hand tied behind our backs.


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    Re: U.S. official resigns over Afghan war

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And the breakdown begins. This is why morale is so important. When morale goes to hell, the talented people who can make a difference, who are able to walk off, leaving those who can't walk away to flounder in the muck of a ****ed up situation.
    I am amused when the OPINIONS of a retired Captain far outweigh those of the GENERAL in charge.

    There will be many more stories like these as the media and Librul campaign to justify running away from Afghanistan now increases. Let's face it folks, Libruls and their media allies never think any war is justified and will find any excuse to hand our enemies a victory....as Osama stated before, the template was created in Vietnam and they never tire bringing it out.

    By the way, how is all that TALK Obama promised us working?

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