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    Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

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    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.

    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
    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.
    No. We've traveled this road before with LBJ.

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

    another day, another declaration

    from the ditherer

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Does anyone think this can end well, or soon? I can't imagine a scenario that works.
    No. I appear to be the only person on this forum capable of admitting an obviously glaring truth:

    Afghanistan doesn't have a viable export that can be used to generate monies to provide opportunities to its people better then those the insurgents can. It's why Bush never dealt with it in 7 years. Because it doesn't exist. Replacing Bush with Obama does not change this core central fact. What bothers me is that the partisans here don't understand what should be a really, really, really simple concept. But apparently if Obama is now dealing with the same problem Bush never fixed, only Obama deserves criticism. Frankly, neither of them deserve criticism because the problem cannot be fixed.

    Hyperpartisan hypocritical loonies are everywhere here.
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    Re: Obama vows to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

    I hope this means an immediate pull out of all combat troops, anything else is just a waste of lives, and treasure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Does anyone think this can end well, or soon? I can't imagine a scenario that works.
    Nope. The presence of allied forces is the only thing creating an artificial peace bubble. Once Western money stops flowing and troops are withdrawn, it will go back to the way it was before. Oh well, at least that juicy oil pipeline has now been constructed, and it won't take as much to defend it.

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

    insoluble, it's obama's war

    that's not partisan proclamation

    it's obama's presidential campaign

    and his many statements since inauguration, most notably his "comprehensive strategy" announcement of march 27

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

    Translation: "I'll dither along until it someone else's responsibility. I intend to do...nothing."

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

    I'm so pissed
    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 obvious Child View Post
    No. I appear to be the only person on this forum capable of admitting an obviously glaring truth:

    Afghanistan doesn't have a viable export that can be used to generate monies to provide opportunities to its people better then those the insurgents can. It's why Bush never dealt with it in 7 years. Because it doesn't exist. Replacing Bush with Obama does not change this core central fact. What bothers me is that the partisans here don't understand what should be a really, really, really simple concept. But apparently if Obama is now dealing with the same problem Bush never fixed, only Obama deserves criticism. Frankly, neither of them deserve criticism because the problem cannot be fixed.

    Hyperpartisan hypocritical loonies are everywhere here.
    certainly, the person who put us there deserves criticism. although, at the time, i thought bush did do the right thing. i was mistaken.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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