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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:24 AM
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Bush visits Pentagon to talk about Afghanistan
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:24 AM by maddezmom
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush heads to the Pentagon this afternoon to discuss moving more U.S. forces to Afghanistan.

Amid ever more brazen attacks by the Taliban, the Pentagon brass has made no secret of its wish to throw more units into the Afghan fight. But White House Press Secretary Dana Perino says the president is leery of pulling forces from Iraq in a way that endangers improvements there. She says none of the gains is irreversible.



Read more: http://www.wric.com/global/story.asp?s=8719701



Looks like Obama really has * jumping through hoops.

Afghanistan might be tougher job than Iraq: Obama

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Afghanistan might end up being tougher to subdue than Iraq, days after visiting both war zones.

The White House hopeful told Time magazine in an interview that his two trips had confirmed in his mind many of his earlier thoughts about future US policy towards the two countries.

"I think in Afghanistan, looking at the landscape and the extraordinary poverty involved, makes you realise what a daunting task our efforts there are going to be," Obama told Time.

"It redoubles my belief, or deepens my belief, that if we're going to get that done we're going to have put in more resources," he said in the interview posted on the magazine's website.

"Both issues (Iraq and Afghanistan) are very difficult. Both situations are very difficult, but it is not clear to me that in the long term Afghanistan isn't a tougher job than Iraq is."

more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080723/pl_afp/usvoteobama...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 AM
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1. Bush is only now concerned re Afghan- ?? For years the Brass has requested help
with only rejection....

Too fucking late to make Bush look good


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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:39 AM
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2. That's what happens with an AWOL dilettante pretending to be Commander in Chief
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:39 AM by SpiralHawk
Only the republicons could elevate such a failed chickenhawk, and allow him to mess up the US Military Services.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:09 AM
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5. Well, his Shit has hit the FAN and now everyone stinks...the GOP more so for their COMPLICITY
in lying cheating stealing for W Bush...despicable behavior from the Supposed Family Values Party....or is that a prop too like the pig pen in Texas?
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:44 AM
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3. Bush said
"Hey I thought we already won that one guys. Cheney told me"
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:47 AM
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4. "Mission A-failed. As usual. Smirk." - Commander AWOL
"At least I'm consistent. Smirk." - Commander AWOL

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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:16 AM
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6. Ever the frat boy.....
...Preznit Fuckstick reminds me of the party-hardy, drunken frat boy who realizes one day before finals that he should have cracked the books open and studied.

Oh, wait, he was that guy.

Tough to be you, asswipe, this time you don't just fail, you motherfucking c*******ing c***, you go to prison.
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:28 AM
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7. Now all we need is for a reporter to grow a pair at Dipshits next presser.
Ask him why he's deciding to do this now, so soon on the tails of Obama's visit to Afghanistan. Hmmmmmm President Nutless? Hmmmmm? Put this out for the world to see. Come on press core. Do your fucking jobs for once. Nail this fucker to the floor in front of everyone.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:47 PM
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8. Got to go pretend he's listening to his commanders.
That's what a Deciderator does.
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