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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    You mean the way we moved to kick the Taliban out of Afghanistan.
    Bin Laden predicted that, so it wasn't very shocking.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Please....the troops have been dying in GWB's process for years....yet all the people who are complaining about rushing a decision were remarkably quiet during that time.
    I wasn't silent. I was beating the **** out of GB then, just like I'm beating the **** out of your guy Bozo now. Do you realize that Operation Torch (the Allied Invasion of North Africa in November 1942 took less time to plan than Bozo's decision on Afghanistan? Why is that the case? Do you have an answer or will you go silent? My bet is that you will go silent.

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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Bingo. The anti-Obama crowd is all about how they can use the "troops" to push their agenda. Its so disengenuous.

    This is a lie.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No, what it shows is the Anti-Obama crowd couldn't give a **** about the troops. They only care about hurting Obama.
    Do you guys all get the same talking points email?

    Tell me anything to back up this lie?
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do you guys all get the same talking points email?

    Tell me anything to back up this lie?
    Until Bush left office, Afghanistan was a "good" war, and had the complete support of Republicans. In fact it was Republicans who argued against leaving Iraq, insisting on a "victory" first. Where was your concern for the troops then? where was your concern when the troops themselves asked for improved armor and didn't get it? Suddenly, when Obama is in charge, Afghanistan is "his" war and he is responsible for the troop deaths. It is no lie that Republicans care only about demeaning Obama. Your disregard for the troops (they are volunteers after all) is well documented. Don't pretend to care for them now.

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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Until Bush left office, Afghanistan was a "good" war, and had the complete support of Republicans. In fact it was Republicans who argued against leaving Iraq, insisting on a "victory" first. Where was your concern for the troops then? where was your concern when the troops themselves asked for improved armor and didn't get it? Suddenly, when Obama is in charge, Afghanistan is "his" war and he is responsible for the troop deaths. It is no lie that Republicans care only about demeaning Obama. Your disregard for the troops (they are volunteers after all) is well documented. Don't pretend to care for them now.

    My "disregard"?

    Tell me will. I served my country. When and where did uou serve again? I find it ing gou are willing to feign outrage to attack the right.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Until Bush left office, Afghanistan was a "good" war, and had the complete support of Republicans. In fact it was Republicans who argued against leaving Iraq, insisting on a "victory" first. Where was your concern for the troops then? where was your concern when the troops themselves asked for improved armor and didn't get it? Suddenly, when Obama is in charge, Afghanistan is "his" war and he is responsible for the troop deaths. It is no lie that Republicans care only about demeaning Obama. Your disregard for the troops (they are volunteers after all) is well documented. Don't pretend to care for them now.
    No we want a commander in chief that is capable of making decisions not avoiding them

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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Until Bush left office, Afghanistan was a "good" war, and had the complete support of Republicans. In fact it was Republicans who argued against leaving Iraq, insisting on a "victory" first. Where was your concern for the troops then? where was your concern when the troops themselves asked for improved armor and didn't get it? Suddenly, when Obama is in charge, Afghanistan is "his" war and he is responsible for the troop deaths. It is no lie that Republicans care only about demeaning Obama. Your disregard for the troops (they are volunteers after all) is well documented. Don't pretend to care for them now.
    I still support the war effort.

    Are you infatile enough to think that wanting our soldiers to emerge victorious that we don't care about their welfare?

    I'll echo what the Rev said: what unit were you in?

    I have an even better question: what have you done for our soldiers?
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    You mean the ones that did the surge while democrats said it was not working and Iraq is lost.
    Not the point. Bush took quite sometime to get that in order. I see you refuse to condemn him for taking his time. And you ignore the actual problems of Afghanistan. You seem to prescribe to the notion that more troops alone will solve the problem. Care to support a single instance in history that worked with just more troops that did not result in near mass exterminations?

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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    No we want a commander in chief that is capable of making decisions not avoiding them
    Interesting you say that when the decision you are heckling Obama over was the same one that Bush never made.

    Apparently if Obama takes a while to make a decision that Bush put off year after year, he deserves nothing but criticism. But Bush deserves none despite not ever making a decision.

    The fundamental problem with Afghanistan is the lack of economic development. And as all COIN worth its salt argues, without development, there can be no success. Now, tell me, what has changed in that aspect from Bush to Obama? Bush never made any real decision regarding that in 7 years of the conflict. Now you expect Obama to make a decision about the same thing in less then a year?

    Partisan Hypocrite I smell.
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