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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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To: NavVet

>> If some Spec Ops guys are occasionally using an AK, it is because they want to, not because they have to.

That’s what I recall reading. Some troops choose AK-47 because they think it’s more jam-resistant or something. (I’m not a gun-head so I may not have it right in the details.)

But... the operative word is, CHOOSE to use the weapon.

If CNN were really journalists, THEY would call the candidates on this crapola. But they’re not journalists.


21 posted on 02/22/2008 6:29:48 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: massgopguy

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

He wasn’t able to figure those games out so he sticks to playing Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders.


22 posted on 02/22/2008 6:29:52 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: HD1200

If you liked George McGovern, you’ll love Barack Obama.


23 posted on 02/22/2008 6:30:45 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: syriacus
Has Obama visited injured vets, stateside, yet?

I wonder how well the wounded Soldiers would receive such a visit?

24 posted on 02/22/2008 6:30:48 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: VastRWCon; Slings and Arrows

From The Art of War:

8. The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy,
neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice.

9. Bring war material with you from home, but forage
on the enemy. Thus the army will have food enough
for its needs.


25 posted on 02/22/2008 6:31:10 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: HD1200

Reminds me of those BS stories about Moms in sewing circles making body amour for sons in the military who were going without. These people haven’t a clue


26 posted on 02/22/2008 6:31:29 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: windsorknot

Two God damned fools.


27 posted on 02/22/2008 6:32:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I agree with you with special forces BUT Obama was clearly talking about regular soldiers having to scrounge from captured Taliban munitions because the US military is so “strained” from Iraq.


28 posted on 02/22/2008 6:32:53 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200
U.S. soldiers in Afganistan are so poorly equipped they use Taliban equiment

What, like these guys?

Obama really should shut up about military and counter insurgency issues since it's obvious he does NOT know what's he's talking about. U.S. Spec Ops traditionally arm themselves with enemy equipment and weapons while working behind the lines since it is easier to procure resupply and ammo that way. What a moron!

29 posted on 02/22/2008 6:33:21 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: HD1200

If our troops happen to find or capture Taliban equipment, and it is useful in any way, they should use it. It’s sort of like getting free money from the government, a concept that Obomba should be able to understand.


30 posted on 02/22/2008 6:33:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: HD1200

Is that dope on dope?


31 posted on 02/22/2008 6:34:13 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: NavyCanDo

I remember a cousin of mine, real anti Bush SR, who was just besides herself over the fact we were sending Soldiers to Iraq in 1991 WITHOUT GAS MASKS!

She was believing everything she was being told from the left wing.

Yes, some left without gas masks, only to pick them up from prepositioned supplies in Kuwait...


32 posted on 02/22/2008 6:34:44 AM PST by HD1200
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To: Nervous Tick

It’s a well known fact that AK’s are much more resilient and less prone to jamming and require less tender loving care than U.S. M-4s and M-16s


33 posted on 02/22/2008 6:35:23 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: windsorknot

One major difference was McGovern was a vet.


34 posted on 02/22/2008 6:35:28 AM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Your word “choose” makes no sense to a leftist except when used to justify infanticide.

To the left, anything that isn’t required is prohibited, and all dictates and decisions come from a small group or single individual at the top of the authority structure.


35 posted on 02/22/2008 6:35:46 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: ilgipper
This turd cannot get the White House

This turd most likely will. God help us all.
36 posted on 02/22/2008 6:36:09 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama and Hillary - it's right there in black and white)
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To: Nervous Tick
If you're walking alone and unafraid into the middle of Indian country, do you:

A. Use a weapon which says to all within both visual and hearing range "Hey, I'm an American, how you doing?", or

B. Use a weapon which looks and sounds like the same weapon the local bad guys use?


SF operators are not stupid. Or politicians.

37 posted on 02/22/2008 6:36:20 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: Fresh Wind

I agree with your statement; make use of what you can BUT
Obama was CLEARLY making a point that our troops were SCAVAGING from captured Taliban munitions because our military is so strained from Iraq. In other words; our sons & daughters are not being provided with the proper equipment to protect themselves and win the fight - typical left wing blow in the wind statements that come up time and again.


38 posted on 02/22/2008 6:36:54 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

True. I was vaguely thinking that Obama had perhaps heard that SW types were using captured Taliban weapons, and completely misunderstood both the extent and the reason. More likely, though, he’s just dangerously ignorant.


39 posted on 02/22/2008 6:37:27 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: VastRWCon

Yep, we sure want him to take control.


40 posted on 02/22/2008 6:38:26 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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