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lefty369 Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 03:05 PM
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Obama to announce U.S. forces withdrawing within eight or nine years
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Obama to outline Afghan endgame in speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will address Americans on the war in Afghanistan on December 1 and spell out a strategy that would see U.S. forces withdrawing within eight or nine years, the White House said on Wednesday.

Obama's spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said the president would use his prime-time speech to stress the "sheer cost" of the eight-year-old war, explain to Americans why their army was still in Afghanistan, and press Afghan President Hamid Karzai to improve governance after a fraud-tainted election.

The White House has estimated that it will cost $1 million per year for each additional soldier sent to Afghanistan. With the U.S. deficit hitting $1.4 trillion and fueling Americans' concerns about high government spending, sending more troops to Afghanistan could be a politically risky move for Obama.
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  -Obama to announce U.S. forces withdrawing within eight or nine years lefty369  Nov-25-09 03:05 PM   #0 
  - what a load of crap  ixion   Nov-25-09 03:09 PM   #1 
  - Stress the "sheer cost" of the eight-year war and then propose staying there even longer!  t0dd   Nov-25-09 03:10 PM   #2 
  - Read the article instead of the post title, please. NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:16 PM   #12 
     - uhhh, he's still going to announce we'll be staying there longer. thanks. nt  t0dd   Nov-25-09 03:24 PM   #25 
        - Longer than IMMEDIATELY, but more than that we do not know until the speech. NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:25 PM   #26 
           - Obama lied to us >>>>>>>>>>>  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:32 PM   #34 
              - Keep pushing those goalposts. You're wrong. NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:34 PM   #35 
                 - Tell me how....with reasoning would be nice :)  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:44 PM   #37 
  - Journalistic ineptitude included here  BeyondGeography   Nov-25-09 03:10 PM   #3 
  - Thank you.  countingbluecars   Nov-25-09 03:13 PM   #4 
  - The article is fine: it's the title of the thread that's whacked.  Kaleva   Nov-25-09 03:13 PM   #5 
  - He said before he was elected they would come home IMMEDIATELY!!!  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:14 PM   #6 
     - No he did not. n/t  countingbluecars   Nov-25-09 03:15 PM   #8 
     - You want to provide some proof of that? NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:15 PM   #9 
     - Sure right here...........  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:19 PM   #15 
        - That was about Iraq. Not Afghanistan.  tekisui   Nov-25-09 03:20 PM   #17 
        - I think you know he was talking about Iraq,  countingbluecars   Nov-25-09 03:21 PM   #19 
        - The troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan, LOL  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:23 PM   #23 
        - Can you tell the difference between Iraq and Afghanistan? Doesn't seem you can.  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:22 PM   #21 
           - Why don't you tell me...same crap if you ask me  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:25 PM   #27 
              - You are clueless and factless. NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:26 PM   #29 
                 - Tell us what is the difference instead of personal attacks  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:30 PM   #32 
     - he said nothing of the kind, but don't let your ignorance get in the way of your  cali   Nov-25-09 03:17 PM   #13 
  - Isn't the subject line misleading in this case?  Jamastiene   Nov-25-09 03:15 PM   #7 
  - Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:21 PM   #18 
     - You conveniently forgot this part of the title: White House Denies Report NT  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:23 PM   #24 
        - I bet it will happen....All he has been doing is adding troops to  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:28 PM   #31 
           - Based on your honesty, I don't think you'll be here long enough to see if you're correct.  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:31 PM   #33 
              - Gee, another great response addressing the topic, LOL  lefty369   Nov-25-09 03:47 PM   #38 
  - he is admitting its a waste of time and money  optimator   Nov-25-09 03:15 PM   #10 
  - The original article title: Obama to outline Afghan endgame in speech  NYCGirl   Nov-25-09 03:16 PM   #11 
  - what crap. you pulled that right out of your butt.  cali   Nov-25-09 03:18 PM   #14 
  - And this kind of shit is what unrec is good for.  cali   Nov-25-09 03:19 PM   #16 
  - I would be surprised if all our troops were out of Afghanistan  tekisui   Nov-25-09 03:21 PM   #20 
  - sniff, sniff  cali   Nov-25-09 03:22 PM   #22 
  - Your headline is total bullshit:  Starbucks Anarchist   Nov-25-09 03:26 PM   #28 
  - nice gift for the next president,  G_j   Nov-25-09 03:28 PM   #30 
  - unrecced because title doesn't match info given in linked article  Kaleva   Nov-25-09 03:36 PM   #36 
  - This thread, and the article contained, have made me dumber  WilliamPitt   Nov-25-09 03:55 PM   #39 
  - unacceptable  branders seine   Nov-25-09 03:58 PM   #40 
  - Locking  cbayer   Nov-25-09 03:58 PM   #41 

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