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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    from west point:



    Obama: U.S. security is still at stake - washingtonpost.com

    but his own centcom says aq's not there

    FOXNews.com - Petraeus: Al Qaeda No Longer Operating in Afghanistan

    fundamental incoherence

    wrong mission, wrong rules

    sorry
    Not operating isn't really the same as not there. Keeping them bottled up in Pakistan does require us in Afghanistan, but not nation building. The problem as I see has been in the nation building aspect of both president's policies there (among other things).


    Gen. David Petraeus said affiliated groups have "enclaves and sanctuaries" in Afghanistan and that "tentacles of Al Qaeda" have touched countries throughout the Middle East and northern Africa. But he said the terrorist group has suffered" very significant losses" in recent months, and agreed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent assessment that there is no Al Qaeda based in his country.

    Still, he said he believes Usama bin Laden and his No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri remain in charge of the terrorist network.

    "They surface periodically. We see communications that they send out," Petraeus said.
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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    All because Obama wants to nail a man who is probably dead. It's common knowledge that OBL was dying. OTOH, if Obama pulled all the troops, the Reps amd Cons would call him a weak quitter (or worse) and he probably wouldn't get reelected. How many troops does it take to assure a reelection?

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    OBL has been recently reported to be alive, well, and controlling AlQaeda operations from northern Pakistan. Bush couldn't do the job, so Repugnicans floated a myth that Osama was dying. Please join us in reality.
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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    so obama interrupts his iowa to maine swing to sell the health care bill he already passed and his entire party is now trying to run away from to go to afghanistan for 6 hours (LOL!) to announce his big summer offensive into KANDAHAR

    U.S. Plans Huge Afghan Summer Offensive - CBS News

    well, guess who ISN'T in southern afghanistan

    "the chief objective of his strategy," that's who

    wrong war, wrong rules

    pathetic

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    so obama interrupts his iowa to maine swing to sell the health care bill he already passed and his entire party is now trying to run away from to go to afghanistan for 6 hours (LOL!) to announce his big summer offensive into KANDAHAR

    U.S. Plans Huge Afghan Summer Offensive - CBS News

    well, guess who ISN'T in southern afghanistan

    "the chief objective of his strategy," that's who

    wrong war, wrong rules

    pathetic

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Did he really just compare cops to soldiers????
    Well, it could have been worse. He could have made the comparison to Wal-Mart security guards...... Oops, I just gave him another argument to use. My bad. Sorry.
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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by boo radley View Post
    do you have any evidence they do? Or is this another you just know deal?
    ..........wow

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Good effort. Though I note: Some say.

    But more important is the mission:



    You can't accomplish the mission if you lose the people.

    However, if a fighter puts down a weapon and walks away, this has not caused more casualties. If you see one plant a bomb, that bomb isn't likely to kill anyone, so not shooting them doesn't cause more casualties. Nothing I can see about the rules leads directly to more casualties, so while making things more difficult may be true, or not, it has to be seen in the context of the mission.
    So if bombs dont kill people... and the people who plant the bombs dont kill people....then who the hell kills people???? Furthermore how do they kill them?. Because im pretty certian that it's not done by tieing them up in a room and making them watch Fantasia 23 hours a day...wait thats considered torture these days isnt it?

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