View Poll Results: Has America become numb to troop deaths in Afghanistan

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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.
    What does that have to do with Obama choosing to surge in Afghanistan? We were already in Afghanistan when he took office, so regardless of what Congress was or wasn't supposed to do back in 2001 when we first invaded, the commander-in-chief has sole discretion as to how to execute the war and how many troops will be deployed. Obama is absolutely to blame for the foolish decision to double down on Afghanistan...which requires no congressional authorization, with or without the War Powers Act.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    The Bush clan owned Afghanistan for 8 years mind you. He didnt even apply for the job.
    When you hire a ****ty replacement coach that does a ****ty job, you dont keep whining about how bad the guy was you replaced...you get rid of the loser and go another direction.

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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.
    The media reports too much it, that's why we're numb. After a while you don't notice anymore.

    And besides, the rest of the media is reporting that the prince of England is flashin' his peepee in Las Vegas: which one are we supposed to listen to?
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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.
    Everybody's policy there has been a disaster for about 1000 years, Obama's has not been the worst. Unllike Bush in Iraq he has a decent coalition of NATO forces so we are not alone. He gave the Afghans the chance to train a police force and we are now on our way out. His drone war has been spectacular at hitting Alqeada and the Taliban. You are all nothing but fakers anyway....you want the "endless war" and you're mad at Obama for not going along with it. We will put the Bush induced nightmare of the "endless war" behind us for good. Bin Ladens dead, the drones will keep the terrorists busy forever and our troops are all home by 2014. That is what you call cleaning up a huge mess in record time. And we all can sleep alot better.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    When you hire a ****ty replacement coach that does a ****ty job, you dont keep whining about how bad the guy was you replaced...you get rid of the loser and go another direction.
    When the replacement coach inherited a debt of some $12 trillion from his predecessor, the debt snowballs and USA becomes a banana republic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    When you hire a ****ty replacement coach that does a ****ty job, you dont keep whining about how bad the guy was you replaced...you get rid of the loser and go another direction.
    This "coach" has completed our mission there and has our troops coming home. I guess we won't be needing a replacement after all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Everybody's policy there has been a disaster for about 1000 years, Obama's has not been the worst. Unllike Bush in Iraq he has a decent coalition of NATO forces so we are not alone. He gave the Afghans the chance to train a police force and we are now on our way out. His drone war has been spectacular at hitting Alqeada and the Taliban. You are all nothing but fakers anyway....you want the "endless war" and you're mad at Obama for not going along with it. We will put the Bush induced nightmare of the "endless war" behind us for good. Bin Ladens dead, the drones will keep the terrorists busy forever and our troops are all home by 2014. That is what you call cleaning up a huge mess in record time. And we all can sleep alot better.
    No, the drones will keep our military busy forever. Constant drone attacks tend to radicalize the population and create more anti-American sentiment...as we've seen in Pakistan and Yemen where we've managed to completely destabilize the government and created an atmosphere of total lawlessness.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    This "coach" has completed our mission there and has our troops coming home. I guess we won't be needing a replacement after all.
    The 'coach' argued against the other guys game plan, then used it, and now doesnt know what the **** to do so he just ignores it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    When the replacement coach inherited a debt of some $12 trillion from his predecessor, the debt snowballs and USA becomes a banana republic.
    The replacement coach inherited a 9 trillion dollar debt, 7 of which the 'other guy' was responsible for signing. The new 'coach' added 7 trillion in less than half the time the other guy did and that doesnt say **** about the war in Afghanistan or his failure there but it DOES show how readily you will ignore his failures and attempt to divert attention in any way possible to the other guy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The replacement coach inherited a 9 trillion dollar debt, 7 of which the 'other guy' was responsible for signing. The new 'coach' added 7 trillion in less than half the time the other guy did and that doesnt say **** about the war in Afghanistan or his failure there but it DOES show how readily you will ignore his failures and attempt to divert attention in any way possible to the other guy.
    Two words prevented the replacement coach from doing his job - Republican obstructionism.

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