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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Thats not what Obama said in 2008.
    I know. He's been backpedaling on just about every issue since he got elected. I'm not a big fan of him.
    I certainly prefer him over anything the Republicans have to offer.
    That's basically the whole reason I even support the Democrats.
    It's all about the "lesser evil" to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
    They have to listen to him too. He's their commander-in-chief. He has the final say in the matter.

    Those commanders may have experience on the ground, but similarly, they do not consider the geo-political implications of what they are doing. They have specific missions and they carry them out.

    Obama has a much wider, if less detailed, view of the issue.
    It should not take 3 months for a decision that is a no decision, delaying, lack of leadership commander.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So Obama not listening to the commanders he put in place makes sense to you?
    He is listening to his commanders. Where do you get the idea that he isn’t listening to them?


    I,ll catch you tomorrow time for this ole man to hit the bunk,didn't know it was so late.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    It should not take 3 months for a decision that is a no decision, delaying, lack of leadership commander.
    He could delay for 3 years. It does not matter.
    This war has already lasted longer than WWII.
    Regardless of what decision he makes, given the current options, we're going to lose in the long term.
    There are only two solutions:

    1. Withdraw and let the Taliban take the country over.
    2. Put all the civilians in concentration camps, establish a big-brother state, and hunt down anyone who does not comply.

    The current path:

    -Play an endless game of whack-a-mole and make the "world's greatest army" look silly running around chasing goat herdsmen while spending billions of dollars and getting soldiers killed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Sorry but weeks is not close days is close. He is still far away and hurting our troops if it is weeks away.
    We can only hope whatever he comes up with works better than the failed war we have been carrying out for the last 8 years that has put our troops in harms way and been counter productive.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    It is my considered opinion that there is only one reason it could take this long and that is the time it's taking has less to do with making up his mind and everything to do with the reaction that he anticipates will come in the form of a huge backlash.

    We know Obama claimed before the election that the Afghan war was worth fighting or words to that effect.

    We know Obama is a consummate liar.

    We also know Obama has to have the " Obama I Don't Care About Your Health Plan" pass to stay on course to the destruction of the economy required under the Cloward & Piven guidelines for Socialism.

    His decision will come after the Senate passes the Bill and the bad decision will not be able to effect it.

    I am truly astonished now after Obama's sending the GITMO 5 to NY for dismissal of their charges & release, that people still think Obama is a doing thing.

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

    You actually believe Obama wants to destroy the economy?
    What would anyone win from that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    ...... people still think Obama is a doing thing.
    You are right, he is much too moderate! Better than the alternative though!
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    He is listening to his commanders. Where do you get the idea that he isnít listening to them?


    I,ll catch you tomorrow time for this ole man to hit the bunk,didn't know it was so late.
    It has been3 months since they asked for troops and still no decision. How is he listening? He needs to make a decision, not go on for months saying he is close to decision.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
    He could delay for 3 years. It does not matter.
    This war has already lasted longer than WWII.
    Regardless of what decision he makes, given the current options, we're going to lose in the long term.
    There are only two solutions:

    1. Withdraw and let the Taliban take the country over.
    2. Put all the civilians in concentration camps, establish a big-brother state, and hunt down anyone who does not comply.

    The current path:

    -Play an endless game of whack-a-mole and make the "world's greatest army" look silly running around chasing goat herdsmen while spending billions of dollars and getting soldiers killed.
    Obama can't downsize to success in Afghanistan -- latimes.com

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