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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:35 AM

 

Senate Backs Quicker Afghanistan Withdrawl.

Source: Army Times, AP article

By Donna Cassata - Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Nov 29, 2012 17:25:35 EST

WASHINGTON Reflecting a war-weary nation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting.

The strong bipartisan vote of 62-33 sends a clear message to President Obama and the military as they engage in high-stakes talks about the pace of drawing down the 68,000 U.S. troops, with a White House announcement expected within weeks.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/11/ap-senate-backs-quicker-afghanistan-withdrawal-112912/



About time, I say.

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xtraxritical Nov 2012 OP
luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #1
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #2
Magoo48 Nov 2012 #14
think Nov 2012 #3
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #4
Blandocyte Nov 2012 #5
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #10
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #11
ReRe Nov 2012 #6
Hekate Nov 2012 #7
John2 Nov 2012 #8
unhappycamper Nov 2012 #9
Comrade Grumpy Nov 2012 #12
Zorra Nov 2012 #13

Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:38 AM

1. Now here is something to rejoice about!

Bring our people home, safe, and the sooner the better.

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:24 AM

2. In a word:

YES!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

14. In another word: Good

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:41 AM

3. Hopefully The House is sick of war too...

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:08 AM

4. This is a thread I want my name on; is this the beginning

of getting things done in Congress? And if it starts with faster troop withdrawal, even better!!

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:30 AM

5. End these expensive wars

If Big Oil isn't going to pony up the money to support the wars, which are probably really a fight for property rights to Caspian Sea oil, eff them. End the tax-supported property grab that Bush and Cheney set up for their buddies.

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Response to Blandocyte (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:28 AM

10. "Big Oil" is the greatest profit maker off the wars. All those Humvee's and tanks run on their oil.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:38 AM

6. More good news?

K&R

I'll take it! There's only 68,000 still over there? Why couldn't they just bring them home this Christmas and be done with it? Wouldn't it be wonderful? I know, I do way too much wishful thinking. But sooner than planned? Yeah!

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:55 AM

7. Kick and Rec to the max

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 AM

8. This is very clever and I agree with the main

 

point of the Bill, but why did they attach military spending to this Bill! Are they trying to get around the sequestrian cuts? The Bill would be more acceptable if they detached the spending for the Fiscal Cliff talks. Quit being so sneaky unless you think the Administration is dumb.

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:19 AM

9. About effing time

k&r

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:37 AM

12. Only about a decade late.

But I guess the imperial war machine needed something to do after Iraq.

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Response to xtraxritical (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:38 AM

13. Thanks. This is really great news! nt

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