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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    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".
    Escapism won't stop AQ from planning and executing devestating attacks on our homeland. Americans need to come to terms with what we're facing, i.e., a ruthless and determined enemy who will stop at nothing to destory our country. Retreating and declaring "victory" isn't going to make this problem go away.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    http://http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34123718/ns/politics-white_house

    Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan


    Does anyone think this can end well, or soon? I can't imagine a scenario that works.
    There's no job to be finished.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    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".
    Too bad it's not that simple.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If the next 911 comes from there, you betcha.
    The first 911 came from there, and we should have carpet bombed the mountains out there with nukes. It averted many American deaths at the end of WWII, and would have done the same here. It also would have proven once and for all that we don't take **** off of anybody.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because, as someone whose supposed to be a leader, he needs to display some decisiveness and the ability to think on his feet. What PBO has done was prove that he doesn't possess either quality and tried to pass it off as being careful. Caution is a bad thing in warfare. It sucks when politicians worry more about their politics than they do about their soldiers that on the battlefield.
    caution is a bad thing in warfare?

    i don't for one minute believe that obama is more worried about himself than the country.

    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 American View Post
    The first 911 came from there, and we should have carpet bombed the mountains out there with nukes. It averted many American deaths at the end of WWII, and would have done the same here. It also would have proven once and for all that we don't take **** off of anybody.
    To quote words you keep repeating, that's Bush's fault.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To quote words you keep repeating, that's Bush's fault.
    911 is Clinton's fault, but everthing after that till eternity is Bush's fault.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It can, but PBO ain't the man for the job. He made that statement today to take the heat off the fact that he's totally screwing the pooch.
    what would you have him do?

    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
    caution is a bad thing in warfare?

    i don't for one minute believe that obama is more worried about himself than the country.
    I'm sorry, but he entirely is. He hasn't spent the last six months devising a strategy for Afghanistan. He's spent the last six months trying to figure out how to play the polls, and what he can and can't get away with in NOT supporting the military.

    He's only sending more troops because the polls say he has to. Period. This guy is a ideological oaf.

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

    what would i have him do?

    win

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