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Thread: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Obama is turning Afghan into Nam, making the same mistake of prosecuting a war based on polls. You can’t fight a war halfway, be in it to win it or don’t be there at all. Personally I think we should have gone to Afghan after 9-11 to destroy terror training camps and punish Taliban severely. Then we should have come home with the warning of, if you let alquiada back we will be right behind them. It should have been a 6 month war not a 10 year quagmire based on nation building.

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Afghanistan is complicated. They're a very tribal people, not unified by any national identity in the sense that we know it. (Hell we're less and less unified ourselves, aren't we?) I'm not sure what the answer is, and it looks like BO isn't either.

    His speech seems to have pleased very few, including the progressives - not that they'll vote against him - so please don't think it is only the GOP who is divided on this.



    Not good enough, Frank says | POLITICO 44

    And please don't excuse BO for any ulterior motives regarding Afghanistan policy and re-election. He only reluctantly agreed to additional troops in 2009 - and then after spending months to review McChrystal's recommendations - and set a 2011 review date at that point, just in time for the presidential campaign season.
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