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keep_it_real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:52 PM
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Hillary Clinton: America becoming "weary of war"


Nato nations today pledged an extra 7,000 troops for Afghanistan as the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in Europe to drum up more military support for the campaign, acknowledged that America was becoming "weary of war".

At least 25 nations would provide the additional forces from next year, "with more to come", the Nato secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, told reporters after talks with Clinton.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/04/nato-pledge...
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:53 PM
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1. Becoming?
I'd say we were there a long time ago.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:56 PM
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2. Gee, ya think?
I clearly misunderstood Obama to have indicated he was running to get us out of wars, not more deeply involved. I keep on asking myself how a McCain Presidency would be different.
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cowcommander Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:07 AM
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13. The apologists defending Obama's decision right now would be screaming bloody murder instead
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:57 PM
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3. So let's get more nations into the act
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 10:58 PM by gratuitous
What better use of public money during a world-wide recession that pounding it into the sands and mountains of Afghanistan? Why, we'll have the country licked into shape in no time a-tall!
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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:01 PM
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4. oooooo body language.....
looks like they don't like her or is it America? With them standing like that.....I'd wonder how long they'll support us(U.S.?/her?)
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:53 PM
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10. It speaks volumes. Shocking really. nt
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:01 AM
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16. more than likely there were several cameras
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:01 PM
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5. NATO, and The UN and other bodies of prominent Western citizens are
Coming unravelled these days.

The Western nations slide further into bankruptcy, while the Chinese and other nations of the Far East have the economy to fund a new UN, perhaps one based in Laos, and more tot he liking of the Chinese, than the American controlled UN.



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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:03 PM
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6. America was becoming "weary of war".....
....and weary of politicians who make war....9 years and counting....
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:21 PM
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7. and it took her how long to realize that?
:banghead:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:24 PM
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8. With all due respect, SoS Clinton...
Ya think?
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:34 PM
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9. While ridiculously obvious to all of us at DU
it is always good for the less informed and the world to at least hear these words from our SOS. Cheers to Sec. Clinton!
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:57 PM
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11. With whose money did she purchase that clue? In other news...
water wet, grass green...

Couldn't resist. Glad to hear administration is aware of this.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:05 AM
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12. I fucking HATE when politicians state the obvious and it gets reported as big, breaking news.
Gee, Hillary, nothing gets by you. Most Americans were weary of war in 2003, for fuck's sake. It only took you six years to pick up on that? I'm glad you've got your finger so squarely on the pulse of the nation.

By the way, Hillary, here's a scoop for you: we're also tired of Sarah Palin, Tiger Woods, Paris Hilton, cancer, AIDS, the current economy, and clueless politicians. Announce that and the Guardian will run a three-part cover story on you.

Good to see that ducking all that Bosnian sniper fire didn't hamper your observational skills. :eyes:
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:27 AM
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14. Thank you Captain Obvious!
America's been weary of war for some time now.

Obama had better have something awesome in that strategy of his for Afghanistan. If it's the same old shit that the Bushies were doing, America's gonna be very unhappy...
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:58 AM
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15. And the reality inversion is complete
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 01:58 AM by Chulanowa
First Obama giving America the action on Afghanistan he promised is TERRIBAD, and then president Bush didn't start the war, Obama did, and now Hillary Clinton... Hillary fucking Clinton, who wanted to cram more bombs up more asses than any two other Democratic candidates, is telling us "America is weary of war"

Well goddamn, if she'd said that 14 months ago, maybe she'd be the president. Tough shit.
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:03 AM
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17. Roman Polanski: Hollywood becoming "weary of child rape"
This stuff writes itself.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:53 AM
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21. that fucker is now out on bond in Switzerland
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 05:54 AM by reggie the dog
his ass ought to be in jail for pedophillia.... any fucker drugs and rapes my daughter at 13 or any age for that matter, better hope the cops get to them before I do.
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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:03 AM
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18. yeah, that new car smell wore off
Lord help us...
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:04 AM
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19. duh, hilary.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:53 AM
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20. yet again I quote Jackie Gleason in Smokey and the Bandit
in his role of Sheriff Justice "Well noooooo shit!"
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:11 AM
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22. As opposed to blood lusting for war?
You know, I do believe that it's possible that a certain segment of our population does have a lust for it. Maybe she's referring to them, since we never saw the wisdom in more than a strategic attack in Afghanistan.
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