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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.
    Yea, bomb them with "targetted attacks"...it's just that easy.

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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.
    A war can't be won from the air, alone. There's no way around putting infantry soldiers on the ground. That's just a reality of warfare.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    yes, pulling out of afghanistan would be a political (and geopolitical) catastrophe

    the region, as we all know, would become thoroughly destabilized

    pakistan is nuclear, never forget

    and yet staying and trying to win will repel his base

    it will also be nearly impossible for him ultimately to succeed, were he even (hypothetically) interested in victory over there

    picking some strategy halfway between is the worst option

    so, of course, it's the one he'll adopt

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A war can't be won from the air, alone. There's no way around putting infantry soldiers on the ground. That's just a reality of warfare.
    The Enola Gay

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The Enola Gay
    Where did the Enola Gay take off from when she went on that mission????

    I'll give you a hint: it wasn't California.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

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    Where did the Enola Gay take off from when she went on that mission????

    I'll give you a hint: it wasn't California.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The Enola Gay
    We should nuke Afghanistan?
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

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    We should nuke Afghanistan?
    If the next 911 comes from there, you betcha.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    The Democrats can't finish (and win) a war if they tried. Barack Obama needs to quit with his empty promises. He will go down as one of the worst US presidents in history.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    The Democrats can't finish (and win) a war if they tried. Barack Obama needs to quit with his empty promises. He will go down as one of the worst US presidents in history.
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems to me the war is "finished" when the president says it's finished (provided the media likes the president and is willing to back him up).
    Why is Iraq suddenly "finished"?
    Because Obama says so.
    The majority of the American people don't want to be at war. We're eager to believe progress has been made, and our troops are free to come home.
    Obama could announce next week that we've won the war in Afghanistan, that we've achieved "victory", as defined by a new set of guidelines that he and his war council have made up, and the majority of Americans would be dancing in the streets.
    Everybody's sick of bad news, sick of this long war. Nobody really knows what we're supposed to be doing over there anymore.
    Americans are tired of the recession, tired of unemployment, tired of the daily rising casualty count in the middle east.
    Most of us just want Obama to talk pretty to us again, about "hope" and "change".

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