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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    at who? ??? why???

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Translation: "I'll dither along until it someone else's responsibility. I intend to do...nothing."
    He wouldn't be the first president or world leader to do that. Granted, at least he's not taking troops away from hunting down Bin Laden like a former president did.

    For everyone that criticizes Obama on this, why have none of them actually addressed the real problem of lack of development that also existed under Bush?

    Seems to me this is just another pathetic veiled partisan mode of attack.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    at who? ??? why???
    Sorry...

    At Obama - for upping actions that have proven to be failure in this particular fight.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    certainly, the person who put us there deserves criticism. although, at the time, i thought bush did do the right thing. i was mistaken.
    I still think Bush did the right thing. We could not allow Afghanistan to be used as a base for terror operations. That said, we probably should have known going in that it was going to be a mess. We probably should have flooded the region with troops and installed a relatively strong pro-US dictator. And they call me a liberal.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    certainly, the person who put us there deserves criticism. although, at the time, i thought bush did do the right thing. i was mistaken.
    So what should we have done after 9/11?

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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Sorry...

    At Obama - for upping actions that have proven to be failure in this particular fight.
    he's between a rock and a hard place.....damned if he does.......


    can you imagine the outcry if we pulled out completely 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: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So what should we have done after 9/11?
    targeted attacks, i think. really gone after bin laden. bombed the **** out of the taliban, but no occupying forces.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I still think Bush did the right thing. We could not allow Afghanistan to be used as a base for terror operations. That said, we probably should have known going in that it was going to be a mess. We probably should have flooded the region with troops and installed a relatively strong pro-US dictator. And they call me a liberal.
    or, we could have bombed the crap out of them and not used ground forces.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    targeted attacks, i think. really gone after bin laden. bombed the **** out of the taliban, but no occupying forces.
    "Occupying" is a bit of a stretch. How does one occupy a virtual desert run by a glorified gang of drug smugglers with no rule of law?

    It is a staging area for the long, arduous task of gradually weeding out terrorists where they used to find complete freedom to roam.

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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    or, we could have bombed the crap out of them and not used ground forces.
    Possibly, but that isn't land denial and we'd still need ground contacts for intel. Remember the point was to deny them the use of the land. Air and naval power have never been able to do that without turning that land into a complete wasteland.
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