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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:03 AM
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Mullen worried over public support for Afghan war
Source: AP

Mullen worried over public support for Afghan war

(AP) 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON The U.S. military's top uniformed officer is concerned about what he says is eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan.

Adm. Mike Mullen also says Afghanistan remains vulnerable to being taken over again by extremist forces.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says President Barack Obama's new strategy for defeating the Taliban and al-Qaida is still a work in progress as more U.S. troops are put in place. Mullen wouldn't say whether more American forces troops will be needed.

The Obama administration is awaiting an assessment about the situation from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. That report is expected in about two weeks.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iqyaF...



Mullen spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:10 AM
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1. 8 years of perpetual war, including one we were lied into...
a decimated economy and overwhelming debt to finance these wars, total disregard for what is needed domestically with respect to our own people, a level of hypocrisy unrivaled in terms of use of mercenaries, torture, unfettered war profit.

And,General Mullen is surprised support is dropping? :eyes:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:17 AM
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15. Another War Criminal in the Guise of wastemoreland
HOW MANY MORE GOLD STAR MOTHERS//// YOU ASSWIPE
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:22 AM
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16. That is a question that needs to be put to President Obama
Afterall, he is the man now responsible for the war. All of the gold star mothers created since his inaugration are his.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 06:21 AM
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19. I still don't understand why
Osama is in Pakistan. Afghanistan is a derelict country not worth a cup of warm PISS
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gopiscrap Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:16 AM
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2. FUCK WAR
Start investing into people instead of killing!!!!!!!
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irislake Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:27 AM
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3. But you need that pipeline for UNOCAL
and the drugs! Fight on.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 06:24 AM
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20. The appointed Mayor of Kabul & the Unocal pipeline
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:31 AM
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4. It's a war of choice - and not OUR choice. nt
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bobshin Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:48 AM
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5. Uh, what part of the public ever supported this?
Shows how out of touch these military people are. How could anything be considered progress in such a nothing war? And the elections, a complete joke to anyone with half a brain.

Now that the US has created the perfect conditions for enrolling new enemies by killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people, what about the democratic hatred that will abound around the world? The only leverage the US has had are the bribes of keeping the foreign money pipeline open. The source for that money is about to completely dry up. Then what? Will the US then become a totalitarian state to ward off all the enemies it's created? Or allow honest democracy to spread where the majority of the world will defeat the intrusive US government?
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:23 AM
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6. Backwards.....
I'm worried about Mullen's support of the war. And Obama's.

We can't afford an Empire anymore, anyhow.
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:32 AM
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7. Welcome to Afghaninam.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:45 AM
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8. Fucking looser n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:02 PM
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9. Oddly, the Republicans seem to want the troops out of Afghanistan.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:05 PM
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11. Of course they do. It's "Obama's war" now. They're going to hoist the bring them home banner.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:04 PM
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10. Here's a thought. If you can't "Win" in 7 years? You've lost. Troops home now.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:11 PM
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12. GOOD. SCREW afghan.
Take care of us.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:57 PM
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13. And the worry will only become greater
as Afghanistan becomes an industrial meat grinder. If Obama wants to be a one term president, he should really ramp up that war and institute a draft, as if abandoning health care won't do it alone.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:01 PM
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14. Right, we can't afford letting extremists gain power in Afghanistan.
Better to let our guy Karzai push their agenda.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8204207.stm
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:17 AM
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17. Public never supported that war, declare victory (whatever that means) and come home.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:56 AM
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18. Though we have heard of stupid haste in war,
cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.
-Sun Tzu, the Art of War

I would say that eight years begins to qualify as a "long delay".
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