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  • Gaining International Support

    1 2.33%
  • Regulating Wall Street

    4 9.30%
  • Unemployment

    12 27.91%
  • Health Care

    8 18.60%
  • Climate Change

    1 2.33%
  • Immigration

    2 4.65%
  • Silencing dissenting views

    2 4.65%
  • Gay/Lesbian Rights

    1 2.33%
  • The War on Terror

    10 23.26%
  • Education

    2 4.65%
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarrow View Post
    What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?
    Hmmm.
    A doobie and a Twinkie perhaps?

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    In order of most important to least:

    - Unemployment
    - The War on Terror
    - Health Care
    - Regulating Wall Street
    - Gaining International Support
    - Education
    - Silencing Dissenting Views
    - Climate Change
    - Immigration
    - Gay/Lesbian Rights

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, I can see you do and that helps explain why we are losing the war on terror.

    That's what OBL planned, for us to turn this into a holy war with 1.3 billion Muslims that we could not win.

    But don't let that stop your hate.
    Despite your obvious wisdom and intellect, our enemies have taken a complete beating since 9/11. I am very sure that Osama Bin Laden didn't want two democracies rising up in the Middle East. I am also sure that tens of thousands of his followers from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East would prefer to be breathing today. And despite your absolute absence of faith in 1.3 billion Muslims, I am sure that they do not see Osama Bin Laden's mission as being ordained by God.

    The utterance that "we are losing the misnamed "War on Terror," is absolute stupidity. There is nothing to lose. They are not about to march on Washington. Not about to dictate our foriegn policies. Not about to deter the Iraqi, Afghani and Pakistani government. Not about to place Yemen in their pocket. Not about to align any government on earth to their cause. They are scavengers and they rely on ignorance, the absence of education, and chaos to exist.

    However, it is clear they have your applause and cheers. They do rely on the ignorant after all.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?
    Sobriety.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    our enemies have taken a complete beating since 9/11.
    Yeah, I guess that is why the Generals on the ground requested more troops, because we had kicked al Qaeda's butt.

    Additionally, from the 2008 Rand Report to the Pentagon:

    "military force has not undermined al Qa'ida. As of 2008, al Qa'ida has remained a strong and competent organization. Its goal is intact: to establish a pan-Islamic caliphate in the Middle East by uniting Muslims to fight infidels and overthrow West-friendly regimes. It continues to employ terrorism and has been involved in more terrorist attacks around the world in the years since September 11, 2001, than in prior years, though engaging in no successful attacks of a comparable magnitude to the attacks on New York and Washington.

    Al Qa'ida's resilience should trigger a fundamental rethinking of U.S. strategy. Its goal of a pan-Islamic caliphate leaves little room for a negotiated political settlement with governments in the Middle East. A more effective U.S. approach would involve a two-front strategy:

    * Make policing and intelligence the backbone of U.S. efforts. Al Qa'ida consists of a network of individuals who need to be tracked and arrested. This requires careful involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as their cooperation with foreign police and intelligence agencies.
    * Minimize the use of U.S. military force. In most operations against al Qa'ida, local military forces frequently have more legitimacy to operate and a better understanding of the operating environment than U.S. forces have. This means a light U.S. military footprint or none at all.

    Key to this strategy is replacing the war-on-terrorism orientation with the kind of counterterrorism approach that is employed by most governments facing significant terrorist threats today. Calling the efforts a war on terrorism raises public expectations — both in the United States and elsewhere — that there is a battlefield solution. It also tends to legitimize the terrorists' view that they are conducting a jihad (holy war) against the United States and elevates them to the status of holy warriors. Terrorists should be perceived as criminals, not holy warriors."

    RAND Research Brief | How Terrorist Groups End: Implications for Countering al Qa'ida
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yeah, I guess that is why the Generals on the ground requested more troops, because we had kicked al Qaeda's butt.

    Uh-oh. Look out. Next thing you know they'll be telling you all about the great Iraqi Civil War or the impossible victory of Iraq. Be careful of reports that give you the worst outlook. Often enough, they are merely

    Well, this might be your problem.....you seem to be unable to think things through. Don't forget, Afghanistan has hardly been a focus for the U.S. Marines until last summer. You see, Al-Queda was based throughout the world. They have been hit hard throughout the years and they only emerge in base form as if refugees looking for sun light. Afghanistan holds a significant number of "new breed", yet they exist as cock roaches merely waiting to be slaughtered whenever they emerge. This is the culture our military has been facing and have been facing long before civilians demanded blood on 9/11.

    Don't mistake numbers and existence for "losing" as you state. After all, the persistence of Nazis doesn't mean that World War II was lost. This is a long war and none of our enemies are going to come to a surrender table. Think it through. Next thing you know you'll be parading around the great Iraqi civil war or impossible victory scenarios of Iraq so many journalist fed you.
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Uh-oh. Look out. Next thing you know they'll be telling you all about the great Iraqi Civil War or the impossible victory of Iraq. Be careful of reports that give you the worst outlook.
    Thanks for your opinion. Now, what evidence do you have to refute both the generals on the ground and the 2008 Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon?
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for your opinion. Now, what evidence do you have to refute both the generals on the ground and the 2008 Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon?
    The report in no way describes us as "losing" as you stated. The Internet sleuth found his wisdom? Your kind amuse me. This Rand Report was filtered throughout the military to give us a sense of situation in Afghanistan at the time. We receive these type reports all the time. It met with much criticism and questioning by more ground and tactician Generals around the Marine Corps and Army. The "Generals on the ground" merely report SITREPS. Others put these together and portray a picture. In the end the picture is always grave and safe. The Al-Queda presence in Afghanistan has been largely left alone while our military was focused on kicking their butts in Iraq and everywhere else. And in 2008 when our focus turned towards Afghanistan, the situation is that Al-Queda continues to exist. Surprised that terrorists still live?

    "We are losing" is such a stupid statement. And by the way, requesting more troops is a means to finally deal with what we were ignoring for years. Al-Queda in Afghanistan, which is made up of largely merely present day wannabes and safe in the terrain of their decrepit homeland, have been dismissed for years.

    But like I stated, they were so right (or safe I should say) about Iraq year after year, certainly it's only a matter of time before Al-Queda wins and defeats America. Maybe you should seek an opinion of your own instead of regurgitating "safe" reports that prove wrong in time. If I remeber correctly, you did the same thing in regards to the "ultimate doom and failure" of Iraq. Learn to place these reports in perspective. This is precisely why we hate the public receiving anything.
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Consider what kind of real job he should get next. --He sure don't know how to handle this one.---Maybe a Preacher.
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    The report in no way describes us as "losing" as you stated. The Internet sleuth found his wisdom? Your kind amuse me. This Rand Report was filtered throughout the military to give us a sense of situation in Afghanistan at the time. We receive these type reports all the time. It met with much criticism and questioning by more ground and tactician Generals around the Marine Corps and Army. The "Generals on the ground" merely report SITREPS. Others put these together and portray a picture. In the end the picture is always grave and safe. The Al-Queda presence in Afghanistan has been largely left alone while our military was focused on kicking their butts in Iraq and everywhere else. And in 2008 when our focus turned towards Afghanistan, the situation is that Al-Queda continues to exist. Surprised that terrorists still live?

    "We are losing" is such a stupid statement. And by the way, requesting more troops is a means to finally deal with what we were ignoring for years. Al-Queda in Afghanistan, which is made up of largely merely present day wannabes and safe in the terrain of their decrepit homeland, have been dismissed for years.

    But like I stated, they were so right (or safe I should say) about Iraq year after year, certainly it's only a matter of time before Al-Queda wins and defeats America. Maybe you should seek an opinion of your own instead of regurgitating "safe" reports that prove wrong in time. If I remeber correctly, you did the same thing in regards to the "ultimate doom and failure" of Iraq. Learn to place these reports in perspective. This is precisely why we hate the public receiving anything.

    The Rand Report stated the "war on terror" has been a failure, not me. I ask for evidence to refute the 2008 Rand report to the Pentagon and I get more opinion.
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