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    Obama wants record $708 billion for military next year [edited]

    Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year - Yahoo! News


    "The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year.

    Military officials have suggested that the 2011 request would top $700 billion for the first time, but the precise figure has not been made public."




    Simply answer: No. End these wars. Enough is enough.
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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    wow, with that much money, maybe an american president will pick a fair fight

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year - Yahoo! News


    "The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year.

    Military officials have suggested that the 2011 request would top $700 billion for the first time, but the precise figure has not been made public."

    Simply answer: No. End these wars. Enough is enough.
    I disagree anyone with half a brain knows we are at war with a Cult of Islamic radicals and they are not like fighting a normal army with uniforms lines of battle or rules of any kind. In the fight against these radicals we have been playing by rules set up by a corrupt leader in Afghanistan and getting no where. My guess is more civilians are being killed by the enemy than troops either Ours or Afghans.
    Spending s few bucks and putting a few more troops on the ground is not going end the killing.
    President Hamid Karzai needs to be told he can run everything in his country except the war or we pull out and let him be killed by the Taliban.
    Then we need to go to war and stopped fooling around. Troops need to go into every little village in overwhelming force swiftly unannounced round up everyone search every place and let the people know we are trying to keep them from going back under the oppression of the Taliban.
    Also let the Taliban know they will be killed and they will not be treated with any respect when caught of killed.
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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    Well I certainly expect the Democrat controlled Congress to deny this request. I mean we're suppose to be leaving Iraq and Afghanistan by now. Gitmo is suppose to be closed, because it's been a year.
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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    You did not include the relevant sentence and so your thread topic is misleading:

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned — a request that could be an especially hard sell to some of the administration's Democratic allies.
    It is not just for the cost of the wars, it includes all of DoD. Here is the 2010 projected spending:

    $663.7 billion (+12.7%) - Department of Defense (including Overseas Contingency Operations)

    (from [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget]2010 United States federal budget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame])

    Here it is from 2009, when the DoD and the Wars spending were separated:

    $515.4 billion - United States Department of Defense
    $145.2 billion(2008*) - Global War on Terror

    (from [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_States_federal_budget]2009 United States federal budget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame])

    2009 totals $660.6 billion, roughly the same as the 2010 estimate. Se we are talking about a $33 billion increase of $145 billion for a total of $178 billion for the wars.
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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    I think I'm going to invest in printing press oil.... those presses will be churning out more and more worthless dollars to pay for all this. Amazing how a group of idiots controlling the White House can kill a country quickly and yet make them feel better about it with a good speech. Truly, Obama is gifted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well I certainly expect the Democrat controlled Congress to deny this request. I mean we're suppose to be leaving Iraq and Afghanistan by now. Gitmo is suppose to be closed, because it's been a year.
    Wanna bet?

    I think we will see both the dems and reps voting for more money for this unconstitutional war.

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    Re: Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

    I thought Obama was weak on defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year - Yahoo! News


    "The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year.

    Military officials have suggested that the 2011 request would top $700 billion for the first time, but the precise figure has not been made public."




    Simply answer: No. End these wars. Enough is enough.
    Simple reply: No. We cannot end a war we started without victory. The United States told the world when it sent troops to these countries that we wouldnt just go in, tear **** up, and pull out. We swore to put those countries back together. Pulling out makes us look weak, shows people we cant be trusted, and makes the Taliban 2-0 versus SuperPowers.

    Stay. Fight. Win. Let the pacifist idiots in this country move to France (cheap shot but deserved).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I disagree anyone with half a brain knows we are at war with a Cult of Islamic radicals and they are not like fighting a normal army with uniforms lines of battle or rules of any kind. In the fight against these radicals we have been playing by rules set up by a corrupt leader in Afghanistan and getting no where. My guess is more civilians are being killed by the enemy than troops either Ours or Afghans.
    Spending s few bucks and putting a few more troops on the ground is not going end the killing.
    President Hamid Karzai needs to be told he can run everything in his country except the war or we pull out and let him be killed by the Taliban.
    Then we need to go to war and stopped fooling around. Troops need to go into every little village in overwhelming force swiftly unannounced round up everyone search every place and let the people know we are trying to keep them from going back under the oppression of the Taliban.
    Also let the Taliban know they will be killed and they will not be treated with any respect when caught of killed.
    We need to tell the world court to go to hell and kick the UN out of the US and stop funding that left wing America bashing bunch of Commies. The UN is a fraud and the World Court need to be told the same.
    The world needs to be told you want to play nice fine come on down. If not then keep your mouth shut and your hateful wats to yourself or we won't play nice with you. If they mess with us we need to take them out no pussy footing around. It's time for the U.S. to stop all this B.S. about tolerance holding hands and singing stupid songs, like the Liberals want.

    Haha wow. That made me LOL. That IS NOT how the world works. Politics and military dont work that way. US Rules of Military Engagement are stated as thus: "US Soliders in the field shall not fired until fired upon by the enemy, nor shall any hostile action be taken preemptively against a peaceful foe." You cant just round people up. We started the war. Now we have to play by the rules.

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