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His patch says Ranger. I believe him.

General David McKiernan, Commander for NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan is pictured in 2008. Even with an additional 17,000 troops in Afghanistan, McKiernan, the top US commander there, predicted "a tough year" in 2009 and warned that the situation would not be quickly turned around. (AFP/File/Saul Loeb)


2 posted on 02/18/2009 1:36:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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maybe Hillary can make a visit and give a speech while ducking sniper fire.. Oh wait, wrong war.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 1:37:11 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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I can’t help but think of Obama in the context of Bill Clinton in Somalia, and it fills me with a very clear sense of dread...


5 posted on 02/18/2009 1:41:50 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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“There are the baseline problems of poverty, and literacy, and violence that have occurred over the last three decades in that country, so that's not going to turn around quickly,” he said

I don't know this guy at all so I don't know if he is or is not the man for the job. But the statement above seems like the his intention is to overcome poverty,illiteracy and violence. That's not why we should send our troops over there for. It that's your goal send social workers our troops need to be free to fight and nothing else.

I am hearing from those on the ground that their hands are already being tied in this fight.

8 posted on 02/18/2009 1:58:40 PM PST by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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