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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-11 03:26 PM
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8. Chart...
The Iraq chart would look pretty flat during the Bush years. There are about 47,000 American troops in Iraq now, down from an October 2007 peak of 166,000. So it would trail off during the Obama years.
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  -A very simple graphic: Troops in Afghanistan during Bush, Obama: Poll_Blind  Jun-22-11 03:03 PM   #0 
  - Can't get much more clear than that.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-22-11 03:04 PM   #1 
  - The original idea was to take Afghanistan with just a few  Yupster   Jun-22-11 11:25 PM   #25 
  - That graphic should be backwards  nonperson   Jun-22-11 03:04 PM   #2 
  - Wow n/t  OhioChick   Jun-22-11 03:05 PM   #3 
  - The problem with supporting "change" is that it's pretty vague.  Brickbat   Jun-22-11 03:05 PM   #4 
  - It's one change he was not at all vague about.  Richardo   Jun-22-11 03:25 PM   #7 
  - What a silly, fatuous comment.  Schema Thing   Jun-22-11 04:08 PM   #12 
  - Yes, Bush forgot Afganistan on his way to fight the wrong enemy.  JoePhilly   Jun-22-11 03:07 PM   #5 
  - Chart...  kirby   Jun-22-11 03:26 PM   #8 
  - Right, it is a flip of the Afgan chart.  JoePhilly   Jun-22-11 04:08 PM   #13 
  - ALL Iraq troop withdrawals to date have occurred as agreed upon in the SOFA...  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 12:58 AM   #38 
  - Don't forget Pakistan, this could get ugly  jakeXT   Jun-23-11 05:39 AM   #48 
  - Bush forgot to bomb innocent people in Afghanistan  EFerrari   Jun-23-11 12:53 PM   #54 
  - Exactly, it is silly to expect this talking point to float  treestar   Jun-23-11 01:26 PM   #55 
  - the right enemy? the seal team taking out bin Laden was the right enemy  yurbud   Jun-23-11 04:23 PM   #57 
  - What's the Iraq graph look like?  Richardo   Jun-22-11 03:24 PM   #6 
  - Good question...  truebrit71   Jun-22-11 03:27 PM   #9 
  - And had that happened, we wouldn't even need an Iraq graph.  Arkansas Granny   Jun-23-11 12:24 PM   #52 
  - Meanwhile major troop reduction in Iraq, some of those troops redeployed to Afghanistan.  Fla Dem   Jun-22-11 03:54 PM   #11 
  - +1  JoePhilly   Jun-22-11 04:19 PM   #16 
  - I ask the same question above ...  JoePhilly   Jun-22-11 04:10 PM   #14 
  - See post 38.  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 01:03 AM   #41 
  - Like this:  NYC Liberal   Jun-23-11 12:43 PM   #53 
  - When Bush left office, there  ProSense   Jun-22-11 03:31 PM   #10 
  - WOW.... can't claim to be anti-war after this  fascisthunter   Jun-22-11 04:12 PM   #15 
  - He has never claimed to be anti-war.  Tx4obama   Jun-22-11 11:48 PM   #31 
     - This is a dumb war. n/t  dflprincess   Jun-23-11 12:00 AM   #35 
     - So what? Starting war is crime, a politician thinking otherwise doesn't change that.  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 03:14 AM   #46 
  - Not surprising since he campaigned on increasing troop levels in Afghanistan.  MilesColtrane   Jun-22-11 04:25 PM   #17 
  - Campaign Obama said he'd increase troops by two brigades  dflprincess   Jun-22-11 11:18 PM   #22 
     - No. He said "AT LEAST" two brigades.  Tx4obama   Jun-22-11 11:41 PM   #30 
        - You're right  dflprincess   Jun-22-11 11:59 PM   #34 
  - K&R who was the "war" president?  amborin   Jun-22-11 04:55 PM   #18 
  - Those who support these wars are morally bankrupt, IMHO.  grahamhgreen   Jun-22-11 05:07 PM   #19 
  - Wow!  Pterodactyl   Jun-22-11 10:32 PM   #20 
  - The Peace Prize made him do it  somone   Jun-22-11 11:11 PM   #21 
  - And the corresponding graph for Iraq is where?...nt  SidDithers   Jun-22-11 11:20 PM   #23 
  - Why not create it?  Change has come   Jun-22-11 11:57 PM   #33 
  - Irrelevant because that graph so far is a function of the SOFA reached under Bush!  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 01:00 AM   #39 
  - It's OK, they're Democrat Troops now...  LooseWilly   Jun-22-11 11:25 PM   #24 
  - Obama campaigned on the issue of an INCREASE of troops in Afghanistan, and ...  Tx4obama   Jun-22-11 11:26 PM   #26 
  - And most DUer's for five years wanted that to happen until Obama got elected.  madinmaryland   Jun-22-11 11:29 PM   #28 
  - I was beginning to think I was the only person who remembered that.  ieoeja   Jun-23-11 04:31 PM   #58 
  - That's what I remember him saying  MrScorpio   Jun-22-11 11:30 PM   #29 
  - So when our empire founders on the shoals of the AfPak morass, we  coalition_unwilling   Jun-23-11 01:07 AM   #42 
     - You can not call getting Bin Laden defeat. You can not call getting some of the top Al Qaeda in ....  Tx4obama   Jun-23-11 01:55 AM   #44 
        - Yeah, I have a general problem with extra-judicial executions, no  coalition_unwilling   Jun-23-11 12:20 PM   #51 
  - Incompetence of the Bush misadminstration is what led us into the hell-hole.  madinmaryland   Jun-22-11 11:28 PM   #27 
     - Telegram for you: We GOT Bin Laden. The stated goal of America in Afghanistan is...  Poll_Blind   Jun-22-11 11:56 PM   #32 
     - Yes, the policy in both countries is now "Vietnamazation". n/t  dflprincess   Jun-23-11 12:01 AM   #36 
     - Pretty soon we'll fall back on that all-encompassing rationale that  coalition_unwilling   Jun-23-11 01:10 AM   #43 
     - ...and incompetence of the Obama admin is what keeps us in  western mass   Jun-23-11 12:30 AM   #37 
     - Please post facts regarding any incompetence by the Obama administration  Tx4obama   Jun-23-11 02:10 AM   #45 
     - No, actually. The criminal wars of aggression under Bush led US into the hell-hole, and...  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 01:02 AM   #40 
        - In other words, "incompetence" has nothing to do with it. Intent is what matters, and crime.  JackRiddler   Jun-23-11 03:17 AM   #47 
           - +1  Poll_Blind   Jun-23-11 11:05 AM   #49 
           - +10!  lonestarnot   Jun-23-11 11:06 AM   #50 
           - +1000  Wind Dancer   Jun-23-11 01:36 PM   #56 

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