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

    Sorry but weeks is not close days is close. He is still far away and hurting our troops if it is weeks away.


    Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report - Yahoo! News

    U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday he is "very close" to a decision on boosting troop levels in Afghanistan and would make an announcement "in the next several weeks."

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

    After all this time it had better be one hell of an announcement

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    After all this time it had better be one hell of an announcement
    Obama: "I have decided.............not to make a decision."
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    You know,

    After all this time if he doesn't commit, then there's going to be an International middle finger pointed toward the Obamaer administration.

    We lobbied Europe for their own surge into Afghanistan. We bantered Pakistan into taking a stand.

    If we forget our project right now, then good luck trying to form a coalition anytime soon.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Obama said he did not want his successor as president to inherit the Afghan conflict, adding that a "multi-year occupation" would not serve the interests of the United States.
    It does sound like a tepid decision is coming.

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

    I'm very happy to see a Presdient who actually stands his principles and doesn't rush into a decision despite the fools who have come to expect that out of a leader. I'd much rather have someone that takes the time and makes a right decision than one who continually makes quick bad ones.
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    Re: Obama "very close" to Afghan troop decision: TV report

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm very happy to see a Presdient who actually stands his principles and doesn't rush into a decision despite the fools who have come to expect that out of a leader. I'd much rather have someone that takes the time and makes a right decision than one who continually makes quick bad ones.
    And what if "taking his time" jeopardizes the mission, or the troops' lives? What if it emboldens our enemies? Do you ever see a possible downside to anything Obama does?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm very happy to see a Presdient who actually stands his principles and doesn't rush into a decision despite the fools who have come to expect that out of a leader. I'd much rather have someone that takes the time and makes a right decision than one who continually makes quick bad ones.
    He's had 10 months; that's a bit more than enough time.


    There is no reason to continue stalling (and letting troops die in the process).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm very happy to see a Presdient who actually stands his principles and doesn't rush into a decision despite the fools who have come to expect that out of a leader. I'd much rather have someone that takes the time and makes a right decision than one who continually makes quick bad ones.
    This is not taking time this is avoiding a decision because you don't know what to do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    And what if "taking his time" jeopardizes the mission, or the troops' lives? What if it emboldens our enemies? Do you ever see a possible downside to anything Obama does?
    Maybe if Bush would have taken longer to make a decision, Iraq wouldn't have seen as many U.S. troops killed. I'd rather him take time then rush and get even MORE troops killed by a dumb decision like Bush did.

    Do you ever see a possible upside to anything Obama does?

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