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Obama: US soldiers in Afganistan so poorly equipped they use Taliban equiment.

Posted on 02/22/2008 6:20:46 AM PST by HD1200

Tuned into the debate last night and this idiot Obama proved again does not have a clue.

He made the statement that US platoons are going short manned to Afganistan because a portion of them are being sent to Iraq. Then he said our soldiers in Afganistan are so poorly equipped they are using captured Taliban munitions!

I can guarantee you if this was the case the media would have been all over it months or years ago. Who is going to challenge him on this?


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Go McCain!
1 posted on 02/22/2008 6:20:47 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

...where’d Ears get his info, Murtha?


2 posted on 02/22/2008 6:22:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: HD1200

General Obama? Give me a break.


3 posted on 02/22/2008 6:22:59 AM PST by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: HD1200

This turd cannot get the White House.


4 posted on 02/22/2008 6:23:44 AM PST by ilgipper
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But but I thought that tapdancer Obama wants all the troops removed from the ME???

What better way than to stop giving them weapons.

Is this guy for real - and running for President?

Gimme a break.


5 posted on 02/22/2008 6:24:31 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: HD1200
...equiment.

Horses?

6 posted on 02/22/2008 6:24:43 AM PST by decimon
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To: HD1200

I’m sure some of our forces are using Taliban weapons - specifically, Special Warfare types. When you use the same weapon as your enemy, you can’t be identified by the report of your weapon.

This does not change the fact that Barack Obama is an idiot.


7 posted on 02/22/2008 6:24:46 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: HD1200

An ‘empty suit’ beneath an empty head!


8 posted on 02/22/2008 6:25:03 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: ilgipper

“This turd cannot get the White House.”

But he will thanks to those who will dig in their heels and sit out election day.


9 posted on 02/22/2008 6:25:16 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: HD1200

Obama’s the hero of the WHINOs on FR.


10 posted on 02/22/2008 6:25:24 AM PST by Perdogg
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One of the goals of war is to capture the enemies supplies, munitions. This guy is an idiot.


11 posted on 02/22/2008 6:25:28 AM PST by VastRWCon (Fred/Hunter 2008)
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To: HD1200
This is so much crap. When I went to Afghanistan, everything I had from body Armour to my M-16 was brand new. Furthermore, everyone I ever met was fully equipped. The only thing people bought on their own was the occasional after market accessory such as a combat sling. If some Spec Ops guys are occasionally using an AK, it is because they want to, not because they have to.

Apparently neither Obama or his wife have any advisers to keep them from saying something stupid when they deviate from the script.

12 posted on 02/22/2008 6:26:06 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: HD1200

His cultish followers will adopt as more gospel from the Obamamessiah.


13 posted on 02/22/2008 6:26:34 AM PST by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball, Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: HD1200

No big McCain fan here......but no question our troops would be better served with McCain as Commander In chief than nitwits Obama or Clinton.


14 posted on 02/22/2008 6:26:53 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: VastRWCon
Perfectly stated in Sun Tzu's The Art of War
15 posted on 02/22/2008 6:27:26 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: imintrouble

Barack has spent hours studying military tactics using Battleship, Stratego and Risk.


16 posted on 02/22/2008 6:27:56 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: HD1200

Has Obama visited injured vets, stateside, yet?


17 posted on 02/22/2008 6:28:03 AM PST by syriacus (Mrs. Obama's Little Book of Etiquette says it's NOW acceptable to be REALLY proud of being American.)
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To: imintrouble

No, he wants to withdraw from the middle east,

hold summits with jihadists,

meet with Imanutjob,

and invade our only Islamic “ally” in the war on terror.

The reason that the left is so adamant about Afghanistan/Pakistan and “getting Bin Ladin” is that they are still in the “prosecute the criminal” mindset instead of “worldwide terror war” mindset.

Once we “get Bin Ladin”, they’ll call it “even” and “justice served” for 9/11 and go back to the 9/10 mindset where their biggest concern was validating their narcissist/hedonist lifestyles.


18 posted on 02/22/2008 6:28:30 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: HD1200
I hear the Taliban Chinooks are especially prized. Dingle berries over the cockpit windows, plush red carpet through out, wood panel doors.
19 posted on 02/22/2008 6:29:23 AM PST by Leisler
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Has Obama visited injured vets, stateside, yet?

He has an office near John Kerry. Does that count?

20 posted on 02/22/2008 6:29:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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