CBS is Reporting 40K Troops On the Way

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  1. Amsel

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    Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops - CBS News
     
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    I just read this on Yahoo. Said it may not be the 40,000, but will still be 10's of thousands. I thought one of Obama's anti-Bush speeches was to get the troops out of the middle east.

    Hmmmmm.
     
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    Breaking campaign promises is not unusual for politicians, it's a cliche.

    I'm glad a decision was reached finally. In my mind the United States should fight to win or get the hell out of there.
     
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    Vassili said it best....

    I had said "How do you not follow your own advice?"

    Vassili said "Become a politician."
     
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    No big surprise there. He hasn't done one thing except bring change. Which, of course, he never promised would be for the better.
     
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    Actually in defense (somewhat) of OB1, he did say he wanted all troops out of Iraq and more emphasis on A-stan. This should of been done a long time ago. Eradicate the last pockets of Al Qaeda, weaken the Taliban (we're never going to remove them) then get the hell out of there. Have armed Predators flying around 24-7 just in case some one gets collective amnesia.
     
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    Heh...all I get from my paycheck these days, is change...

    Good deal on the troops though...that's what's been needed for quite some time.
     
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    At least Obama is listening to his generals. Amsel is right, fight to win or get out, doing it half assed will get us nowhere. Thanks Harrison!:)
     
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    Well its the complete truth! :D
     
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    Completely agree

    I didn't know that part......
     
  11. Vassili Zaitzev

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    No big man, just flattered my words mean something. :)
     
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    Obama Adviser Dismisses Reports of Afghanistan Troop Decision - Bloomberg.com
     
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    If he does send 40K to A-stan, does that mean he has to give back his Nobel Peace Prize?

    Would be a riot if he decides to send 40K to A-stan the day before he goes over to pick it up.
     
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    Obama did fulfill two promises from his campaign. Buy his kids a dog, and go on a vacation.

    Obama made a bunch of promises when he was campaigning, without being privy to any top secret knowledge. When he was elected, he finally got into some "Big Boy" top secret meetings and was brought up to speed on things, and learned some stuff that he promised he would not be able to implement. He has paid the price on some issues. Wire tapping is one that comes to mind.
     
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    Well, I should be shocked, but frankly, I'm not. I know we should give Obama a chance, but so far, he's just a typical politician. Lord help us if he turns out to be a waffle, like Kerry.
    I just don't see the logic of not listening to your generals on the ground. I mean, their there to win the war, not the vote. And I think McChrystal knows a lot more about this kind of situation than did Westmorland in Vietnam, and that its not just a numbers game in this kind of war.
    Amsel is right, though. We either have to go in all the way, or not go in at all. We can't do halfsies. It didn't work last time, and it sure won't work in now. God, I miss the days of Reagan and Truman.
     
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    Westmoreland knew that too. It was LBJ that wanted to stick to a "containment" policy.
     
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    Oh, woops. Thanks Clay. Wow, I'm not really surprised about that. Yep, the general in charge is telling the president what needs to be done, and the president ignores him. Uhh, times sure have changed. :rolleyes:
     
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    But he is listening . the Ambassador to Afghanistan is Karl Eikenberry . this guy commanded the troops in Afghanistan up until 2007 he is now US ambassador to same and he is the one advising against a surge .
     
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    I can't help but think of these guys when I read the title of this thread.....sorry for the divergence, but one or two of these guys couldn't hurt!
     

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