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

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

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

    I don't think people are numb to the ongoing war and the increased United States military deaths in Afghanistan, it is just that it is not getting much coverage by the media and there are none of the protests against war that happened during the Bush administration. If (just for the sake of this subject being discussed) McCain won in 2008, I think most of the media would have made a very big deal if U.S. military losses had increased on his watch. And in case you didn't know, that is what has happened since Obama has been President---we have had increased losses in Afghanistan, yet, you don't really hear much about it. On one hand the economy needs to be covered amongst other things, however, again, based on the media coverage and anti-war protests during the Bush years, there is something wrong here.

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

    When has the US not been at war? At least they don't fight serious nations. So the wars are never too big, meaning they cost a lot of American lives. If they did, perhaps the people will care.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    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.
    there are many laws that are on the books that have never been challenged. This one would be hard to challenge because of the money factor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Two words prevented the replacement coach from doing his job - Republican obstructionism.
    Neither republicans or democrats can do anything to prevent Obama (or bush at the time) from withdrawing troops. The President has sole discretion in that regard.
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    Re: War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Neither republicans or democrats can do anything to prevent Obama (or bush at the time) from withdrawing troops. The President has sole discretion in that regard.
    Republican Obstructionism is not about troop withdrawals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Neither republicans or democrats can do anything to prevent Obama (or bush at the time) from withdrawing troops. The President has sole discretion in that regard.
    The people could if they were not drrowning in apathy and brainwashed by the corporate media.

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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.
    I think we should kick up our coverage of our wars to Vietnam style. So long as we are allowing the government to engage in endless war, we should be forced to view it.

    I would agree that I do not think it's that we're numb to it, but rather that there is little to no reporting of our wars specifically so that we come to think of it as an issue existing far far away and not impacting our lives.
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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.
    We still have folks in Iraq. No one has said that Obama started these wars, but hey was the one who promised to end them, early on in his first term. How's that promise coming?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    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?
    The media virtually stopped reporting on US casualties the moment obama was elected.

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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.
    Do you mean the War Powers Resolution? Passed in 1973. Because the War Powers Act was passed in 1941 and dealt with WWII.

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