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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Isn't that exactly what GW Bush did?
    Not even close.
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Seemed as if Truman was considering using them himself...nice try though-
    So...are you saying that MacArthur fired Truman???

    You aren't really going to deny that Truman fired MacArthur......Are you???
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post

    You don't think 17,000 more troops, which at the time represented an increase of 50%, is "many more?"

    Oh, okay.
    It's not that many when you consider the size of Afghanistan.
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    So...are you saying that MacArthur fired Truman???
    You responded pretty fast....And showed you read nothing that was posted.
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ok, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs agrees with the theater commander's assessment. Now what? Is PBO going to just discount everyone's opinion until he finally finds someone to tell him what he wants to hear?
    It could be he's taking issue with their assessment. It could be he's asked them to evaluate some alternatives and get back to him with their advice. It could be he's asked them for options on where and how to best deploy the troops that have been requested. Maybe he's deciding where it would be best to transfer troops from.

    The point I've tried to make in several different ways in this thread is that the simple fact that a general wants more troops and hasn't gotten them yet doesn't mean that the President is sitting on his thumbs or doing other things instead.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    It's not that many when you consider the size of Afghanistan.
    Okay, and what do you think would be "that many?" Are you arguing that we need a certain uniform concentration per square mile before we have "that many?"
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Isn't that exactly what GW Bush did?
    Thats exactly what Bush did until he fired Rumsfeld...now stop bringing up Bush,your trying to derail the conversation.
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    It could be he's taking issue with their assessment. It could be he's asked them to evaluate some alternatives and get back to him with their advice. It could be he's asked them for options on where and how to best deploy the troops that have been requested. Maybe he's deciding where it would be best to transfer troops from.
    And, if that's the case, he's definitely micromanaging the situation, which will lead to no good.

    The point I've tried to make in several different ways in this thread is that the simple fact that a general wants more troops and hasn't gotten them yet doesn't mean that the President is sitting on his thumbs or doing other things instead.

    And, you wouldn't neccessarily be correct in that opinion, either. In my opinion, making the decision doesn't take that long.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Okay, and what do you think would be "that many?" Are you arguing that we need a certain uniform concentration per square mile before we have "that many?"
    Per mile?No....But anything less than 150,000 would be useless if it is victory we seek.
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    Re: 43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforc

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Per mile?No....But anything less than 150,000 would be useless if it is victory we seek.
    Based on . . . ?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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