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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) " It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness."

    War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths - Yahoo! News

    This article says we have become numb to troop deaths but I don't think so. I think the media is ignoring troop deaths because they support obama and try to sweep this under the rug so we are not numb we are just not being informed and reminded of the casualty rates we are suffering.
    In case you forgot, Obama did not start these conflicts. Obama withdrew from Iraq, unlike others we know.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Wait...thats a little bit schizo, dont you think? I thought Afghanistan was where the war was REALLY at and that IS the war Obama would have supported? Bloody ****ing hell...wont you people EVER pick a side and will you turn EVERY SINGLE TOPIC into a 'its not his fault' commentary?

    Obama has 'owned' Afghanistan for nearly 4 years. He applied for the job. Own the bitch. People are dying and his 'policy' there is a disaster.
    The Bush clan owned Afghanistan for 8 years mind you. He didnt even apply for the job.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    In case you forgot, Obama did not start these conflicts. Obama withdrew from Iraq, unlike others we know.
    Obama could have withdrawn from Afghanistan like he did from Iraq. Instead, he made the decision to escalate. He didn't have to do it; no one was forcing him. Therefore he absolutely should be held accountable for the war. He owns the war in Afghanistan at least as much as Bush did, and our needless casualties in this fiasco are absolutely Obama's fault.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Obama could have withdrawn from Afghanistan like he did from Iraq. Instead, he made the decision to escalate. He didn't have to do it; no one was forcing him. Therefore he absolutely should be held accountable for the war. He owns the war in Afghanistan at least as much as Bush did, and our needless casualties in this fiasco are absolutely Obama's fault.
    no, it's congresses fault because the constitution says that only congress has the power to declare. It's a ****ed up situation so don't go blaming obama.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    no, it's congresses fault because the constitution says that only congress has the power to declare. It's a ****ed up situation so don't go blaming obama.
    Huh? How is it Congress' fault? No war was declared, and even if it had been, the commander-in-chief is the one who carries out the war. Not Congress. Obama made the decision to "surge" in Afghanistan; he could have instead chosen to withdraw and there would be no way that Congress could have stopped him.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    no, it's congresses fault because the constitution says that only congress has the power to declare. It's a ****ed up situation so don't go blaming obama.
    We all know that Congressional approval is only a formality. No official ''war" has been declared in Afghanistan, therefore, the actions there fall under the president's authority to administer "War Powers" within the limits of Congressional approval. As the US Constitution ONLY references the "Act of Declaring War".......your reference to constitutionality does not apply in this particular situation.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The lack of reporting is a indicator of media bias, not whether or not the the public as a whole is numb to troop deaths. When Bush was president troop deaths mattered in the media's eyes.Now that Obama is president troop deaths are meaningless to liberals in general. I remember on another forum back when Bush was president a liberal had a troop death thread and posted on it any time a troop death was reported. Now that Obama is president he seems to no longer care.
    I remember that at WS, and that guy is in this forum saying nothing about troop deaths now.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    In case you forgot, Obama did not start these conflicts. Obama withdrew from Iraq, unlike others we know.
    Obama withdrew from Iraq on a timeframe that was established during the Bush administration.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Huh? How is it Congress' fault? No war was declared, and even if it had been, the commander-in-chief is the one who carries out the war. Not Congress. Obama made the decision to "surge" in Afghanistan; he could have instead chosen to withdraw and there would be no way that Congress could have stopped him.
    Only congress has the power to declare war. Congress ****ed up when they passed the war powers act. It's unconstitutional. Congress was and is wrong. Both parties.

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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Only congress has the power to declare war. Congress ****ed up when they passed the war powers act. It's unconstitutional. Congress was and is wrong. Both parties.
    Constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution is an entirely different issue. Fact is, it IS the law, whether you agree with it or not is irrelevant. Funny how some pretend to be strict constructionists.........when it suits them.
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