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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 03:55 PM
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Obama: Afghan war will worsen before it improves
Obama: Afghan war will worsen before it improves

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better, President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday, but he declared his plan to begin withdrawing U.S. forces next year remains on track.

Standing alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama said, "What I've tried to emphasize is the fact that there is going to be some hard fighting over the next several months." The two leaders spoke at a White House news conference as U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan prepare to push hard into the Taliban's birthplace in Kandahar Province in June. The campaign for Kandahar, already under way in districts outside the city, is expected to be among the bloodiest of the nearly nine-year-old war.

"There is no denying the progress," Obama said. "Nor, however, can we deny the very serious challenges still facing Afghanistan."

Karzai's warm White House welcome followed months of sniping and frustration over management of the war and about fraud allegations surrounding Karzai's re-election last year. Both leaders said disagreements are normal with so much at stake.....

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 03:57 PM
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1. Wonderful
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 04:05 PM
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2. Afghan war will worsen before a president orders her/his troops to withdraw. n/t
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 05:11 PM
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3. We'll gladly pay whatever it costs for Afghan's well-being
The very future of the planet depends on whether we spend $2.8 trillion dollars training Afghanistan's police and army.

What bullshit.
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VMI Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 05:11 PM
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4. Pursuing that Bush Doctrine is working out well.
We are winning Obama's War.
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