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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:43 AM
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McChrystal says Taliban is losing momentum
McChrystal says Taliban is losing momentum
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jan 11, 2010 8:37:46 EST

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he believes the U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan is turning the tide against the Taliban.

In an interview aired Monday on ABCs Good Morning America, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said he believes the troop surge has changed the way we operate in Afghanistan and is blunting the Talibans momentum. But McChrystal added: Its not a completed mission yet.

He cited as evidence of progress a meeting he recently held in Helmand province, an area where the Taliban has been strong and one of the first targets of the surge.

When I sit in an area that the Taliban controlled only seven months ago and now you meet with a shura a traditional meeting of elders and they describe with considerable optimism the future, you sense the tide is turning, he said.

President Barack Obama is sending an additional 30,000 U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan, which will bring the number of U.S. troops close to 98,000.


Article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/01/ap_afghanistan_mc...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:48 AM
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1. Right!
And the tooth fairy is hovering in the background.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:52 AM
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2. Yeah, since his job is to rout the Taliban, so he's giving himself an "A".
He's another delusional maniac playing whack-a-mole, and not intelligent enough to see the big picture.

He is the invader and occupier, and doomed to failure. What a fucking idiot!
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 07:16 AM
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3. It's winter ... give it a few months.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 07:27 AM
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4. yep
the Afghanis have been fighting this way for centuries. Come spring and summer, things will undoubtedly heat up again.

I wish all of our soldiers could get the hell out of that place. It must truly suck balls to be there.
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