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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:01 PM
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Obama decides in week if more troops to Afghanistan
according to this:

http://washingtonindependent.com/59638/kerry-opens-vigo...

Thank gawd for Kerry... we need to email and call whitehouse!!!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:08 PM
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1. Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! How many kids did we kill today?
Dragging us into the Afghani quagmire.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:09 PM
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2. Interesting, since I recently read that he wasn't sending any more.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:12 PM
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3. and read today general wants 40,000 more troops
friend just got orders to return to base and can't talk about anything... if he goes it will be his 3rd deployment to Afghanistan. Started out as repub Bush lovin young man...now he feels old and knows there is no way to win there.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:13 PM
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4. contact whitehouse here please?
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:15 PM
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5. Obama didn't sound like he was going to be approving anymore troops
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:17 PM
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6. can you provide link?
as article says...troops sent over for "training" will be in combat as Afghan troops need the experience...our "training" troops will be in harm's way. Kerry is a hero still...
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:42 PM
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10. Just going by his presser with Harper today
He was making sure he made it clear he hadn't even signaled he was leaning towards sending more. He appeared to really want to send the message for people not to assume he would get behind this.

I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled the plug on all this.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:48 PM
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12. oh gawd I pray so
this young sgt can't take it anymore
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:03 AM
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13. Not sure about "pulling the plug", but his words like he was concerned
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:08 AM by karynnj
that before making that decision, he had to be absolutely sure the policy and strategy was right. (Words that sound incredibly like what Kerry has been saying on both wars since forever. As that position is pure common sense, it is possibly coincidence that they are using nearly the same words.)

I would bet that he will review the Kerry hearings. Their value is that they are pulling together experts advocating a variety of actions. The Senators are doing a great job pushing them to all speak about the issues with all the options. There is another hearing at 9:30 am today - here is link that will have it - http://foreign.senate.gov/Flashtest.html Later, it and the statements are usually on the SFRC website - http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg090917a.html
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:43 PM
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11. Here....
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:18 PM
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7. The issue is that we either send more troops or pull everyone out
The troops we already have in Afghanistan are overstretched and aren't enough to do anything, so we either escalate the war to Vietnam levels, or we get all of our troops out of harm's way. No matter what we do, the US will not win in Afghanistan, so let's save some lives and bring our troops home ASAP.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:22 PM
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9. Bring them home!
NOW!
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:18 PM
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8. I do not think he will send more.
This is just a hunch on my part. He is a very smart man and deep inside he knows Afghanistan is a losing proposition.
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