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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:48 PM
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Perform a DU search for "We're fighting them over there".
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The original quote, from *, ended "so we don't have to fight them over here". Do that search and you'll be shown about 13,500 results. I would venture a guess (and it's only a guess but by sampling the first 34-40 I'd say I was in the ballpark) that 90% or better treated that statement with total and complete derision. Most of the posts I read from the search results were from '05, '06, and '07. The general consensus at that time was that GWB was out of his fucking mind, and was leading us down a bad road.

So now here we are, in 2009. We're still "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here". At least I believe that's what the reasoning is, though it's not spoken in those words. The worst part is that we're not winning, and in fact, no one can or will state positively what the Obama administration sees as an outright WIN.

But it's okay now, to "fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here". Barack Obama is The President of the United States. He knows what's best.

I'm afraid I disagree. That doesn't make me anti-Obama. I am not ANTI-OBAMA, I'm just anti his policy in Afghanistan. I'd prefer we brought our troops home post haste.

Bring them home. Please bring them home. Haven't enough parents cried over the loss of a child, knowing that their death was terrible and violent? Haven't enough families been robbed of their precious treasure? Haven't enough children been told that Mommy or Daddy isn't coming home ever again?

Mr. President, bring them home. Please. It's the right thing to do.
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  -Perform a DU search for "We're fighting them over there". cherokeeprogressive  Oct-06-09 06:48 PM   #0 
  - It's not OK to support war for that lie.  WonderGrunion   Oct-06-09 06:52 PM   #1 
  - The Afghan offensive will NEVER accomplish that, which was my point. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 06:59 PM   #4 
     - It could have at one point.  WonderGrunion   Oct-06-09 07:01 PM   #5 
  - Why do you hate the President?  laconicsax   Oct-06-09 06:54 PM   #2 
  - But Afghanistan is different!  rucky   Oct-06-09 06:58 PM   #3 
  - But unlike Iraq....  Clio the Leo   Oct-06-09 07:03 PM   #6 
  - I didn't realize we were in Afghanistan because Pakistan has WMDs.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 07:11 PM   #7 
     - You haven't heard Obama speak about his "AfPak Strategy"? n/t  jenmito   Oct-06-09 07:26 PM   #12 
     - Yes, and I don't believe that one more American life should be wasted on it.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 07:35 PM   #16 
        - So you're dropping your claim that Obama said we're fighting them over there so we  jenmito   Oct-06-09 07:40 PM   #17 
           - I never claimed that President Obama said that. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 10:27 PM   #25 
              - Oh puleeeeze. Your whole OP was based on your opinion that Obama IS  jenmito   Oct-07-09 12:03 PM   #35 
     - You're welcome....  Clio the Leo   Oct-06-09 07:33 PM   #14 
        - And just one more thing as an aside.....  Clio the Leo   Oct-06-09 07:54 PM   #20 
  - "At least I believe that's what the reasoning is, though it's not spoken in those words."  jenmito   Oct-06-09 07:19 PM   #8 
  - "Fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here", right?  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 07:22 PM   #10 
     - NOT right. Get rid of the bases from which they operate. That is not the same  jenmito   Oct-06-09 07:24 PM   #11 
        - And you actually believe that's possible...  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 07:31 PM   #13 
           - I never SAID I believe that's possible...  jenmito   Oct-06-09 07:33 PM   #15 
  - It's like the chickenhawk argument.  Prism   Oct-06-09 07:20 PM   #9 
  - Bush dropped the ball remember and invaded Iraq instead.  CJCRANE   Oct-06-09 07:51 PM   #19 
  - That's a Republican talking point. The "flypaper" theory in Iraq. nt  CJCRANE   Oct-06-09 07:46 PM   #18 
  - "At least I believe that's what the reasoning is" - I don't recall ever hearing Obama say that...  BlooInBloo   Oct-06-09 07:58 PM   #21 
  - I quoted the same thing. His/her whole premise is based on their BELIEF. n/t  jenmito   Oct-06-09 08:00 PM   #22 
  - I eagerly await a link showing that the OP isn't simply making shit up...  BlooInBloo   Oct-06-09 08:05 PM   #23 
     - So do I...  jenmito   Oct-06-09 08:09 PM   #24 
     - The * quote was spot on. It's what he said. I never made the claim that those words  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 10:34 PM   #26 
        - Nobody questions that Bush said that. Bloo wants you to show us  jenmito   Oct-07-09 12:08 PM   #36 
  - Look at your subject line. "believe". That doesn't mean President Obama "said" it.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 11:01 PM   #27 
  - "We're fighting them over there" is one of the Neocons' Iraq talking points  Turborama   Oct-06-09 11:16 PM   #28 
  - I didn't research, I did a DU search for "let's fight them over there"  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-06-09 11:37 PM   #29 
     - That's what I'm talking about  Turborama   Oct-06-09 11:58 PM   #30 
        - I'd venture a guess that the whole "let's fight them over there" belief encompasses the whole region  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-07-09 12:09 AM   #31 
           - The whole premise of your OP conflates Iraq with Afghanistan, as does what I'm replying to now.  Turborama   Oct-07-09 12:33 AM   #32 
              - The "War" in Afghanistan is a farce.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-07-09 02:01 AM   #33 
                 - I can't believe you just expressed a veiled wish that my family were kidnapped or "blown apart"!  Turborama   Oct-07-09 04:13 AM   #34 
  - Wow, how can ANYONE unrecommend a thread about PEACE?  earth mom   Oct-07-09 12:28 PM   #37 
     - Wow, how can anyone misunderstand an OP like you clearly do?  jenmito   Oct-07-09 12:32 PM   #38 
        - For Shame on YOU-Jenmito-for being a warmonger!!!  earth mom   Oct-07-09 12:36 PM   #39 
           - Puke all you want. I'm no warmonger. And Obama isn't "fighting them over there  jenmito   Oct-07-09 12:51 PM   #40 
 

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