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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Can I vote present?

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Could this be Obama's way of pulling out without losing face or, like, blatantly reneging on his campaign promises?

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    He's certainly done an excellent job of strategically leaking information so as to gauge public opinion and manage expectations. At this point, I'm not believing anything until it comes from a named individual.

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    Meanwhile, two major U.S. newspapers reported the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, expressed his reservations about deploying additional troops to the country.

    The Washington Post and The New York Times quote senior U.S. officials as saying Ambassador Eikenberry sent two classified cables to Washington last week, in which he expressed his opposition to the plan.

    His position puts him in stark opposition to General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who has requested 40,000 more troops.

    Eikenberry served as the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007 and retired from the military earlier this year. He was appointed ambassador to Afghanistan by Mr. Obama.
    http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-12-voa3.cfm

    Beautiful ass-covering if I've ever seen it.
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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Armchair Generals acting "stupidly". again.

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Rachel Maddow interviews the AP reporter who broke the story:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FQsjJq4-m4"]YouTube- Rachel Maddow: Obama Rejects All Military Options For Afghanistan[/ame]

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    What say you?
    I'm fine with Obamas approach to what seems to be him taking the time to weigh all the options regarding the troops increase. So far all I'm reading about in the news is speculation.

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    **** or get off the pot time, and Obama asked for more TP.
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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    **** or get off the pot time, and Obama asked for more TP.
    Thanks for reminding me of my Dad.

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    Re: Official: Obama wants his war options changed

    There are so many ways you could take this.

    I'll settle on this one: Robert Barack Hussein Obama-McNamara.

    He is initiating the Flexible Retreat Strategy (F****RS) aka cut-and-run.


    Although he was a prime architect of the Vietnam War and repeatedly overruled the JCS on strategic matters, McNamara gradually became skeptical about whether the war could be won by deploying more troops to South Vietnam and intensifying the bombing of North Vietnam, a claim he would publish in a book years later.

    In the same interview he states, "Kennedy hadn't said before he died whether, faced with the loss of Vietnam, he would [completely] withdraw; but I believe today that had he faced that choice, he would have withdrawn."

    In early November 1967, McNamara's recommendation to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and for the US to hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam...
    F****RS.

    Obama, the King of Bait-and-Switch.

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