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White House considers withdrawing from Afghanistan
FOXNews ^ | 09/24/2009 | FOXNews

Posted on 09/24/2009 4:29:33 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Edited on 09/24/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Just announced by Jennifer Griffith in a live interview, WH has asked Pentagon for a formal assessment of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the Afghan War is no longer in our nations interest, blamed the Afghan elections.


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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I cannot post what I would like to say, I would be banned for sure.

Pray for our troops, their families, the souls who were lost 0n 9-11 and their families.


101 posted on 09/24/2009 4:52:14 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Candor7

And Russia spent years and billions in this country and couldn’t win. If the rest of the world can’t help us then I don’t see us sacrificing more lives. I believe it was Mark Steyn that said today that no one can understand the horrible terrain, huge mountains and deserts. A terrible war to fight for our men.

Unfortunately our leader doesn’t know how to lead and we are screwed for three more years.


102 posted on 09/24/2009 4:52:15 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: libh8er

you are so right. I can hardly handle all of this anymore! We are going DOWN so fast and going to hit with a DESTRUCTIVE THUD~~~~


103 posted on 09/24/2009 4:52:40 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: Red Steel

>> Didn’t Obama tell us Afghanistan was the just war during the election?

Yes he did.


104 posted on 09/24/2009 4:53:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: pissant
Does anyone still believe this scoundrel is not a foreign agent

Never thought for one millisecond that he was anything but.

This week in America:
Terror plots foiled in NY, CO, IL and TX.
The dipstick in the WH apologies to the world, once again for the USA.
We will leave the Afghans to the fate of the S. Vietnamese
50,000 muslims will assemble in the nation's capital to "pray"

And we're getting crap about your thread content. Morons!

105 posted on 09/24/2009 4:53:20 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: novemberslady

He also did something on another day that was related to that case. I think a live speech. I can’t remember.


106 posted on 09/24/2009 4:54:02 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Fro “Change We Can Believe In” to “Change the World Can Laugh At”.


107 posted on 09/24/2009 4:54:13 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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108 posted on 09/24/2009 4:54:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Every soldier that gave his life.......words escape me.


109 posted on 09/24/2009 4:54:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Obama Says Afghan War of Necessity

"But we must never forget. This is not a war of choice," he told the VFW crowd. "This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again."

110 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:02 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Its Mourning In America........)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Trial balloon?


111 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Sorry folks, no Freerepublic toight, have to start digging my bomb shelter Photobucket
112 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:15 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

When we were more heavily into Iraq and things didn’t look good, the left said, “Afghanistan is where we should have been all along. It’s the place where U.S. force is warranted.”

The double-standards on the left are nothing if not stupefyingly breathtaking.

Obama is a seven year old ass hat clown.


113 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: Williams

I hope you’re right.


114 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:25 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Thanks Velveeta.


115 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:46 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Good. Bring them HOME. I don't want anymore dead or wounded troops because Democrats are too afraid to win.

Let 'em fight and fight to win, or get them the hell out of harm's way.

116 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:01 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (The synonym decides above the combining remedy.)
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To: lmr

Yes he did.

He lies.

Not only does al-quaida win but the mere thought of those that have died there’s family thinking they did it for no real end game cause.


117 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The COWARD-IN-CHIEF!


118 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:34 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Well, if that’s what he’s going to do, better now than years of status quo. Wonder who the President that cleans up this mess will be.


119 posted on 09/24/2009 4:57:12 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
No matter how you feel about the war, few are going to sit still for settling for an L to a country that doesn’t possess an air force or a tank.

They may have a lot more than that if AQ takes over here and in Pakistan. A lot more.

120 posted on 09/24/2009 4:57:15 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Since the recent elections in Afghanistan apparently had so much fraud Obama has a pretext to leave. I bet that is what happens.


121 posted on 09/24/2009 4:57:35 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Squash him like a bug! Amen.”

Good prayer.

Amen.


122 posted on 09/24/2009 4:57:42 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

It can’t be true.


123 posted on 09/24/2009 4:57:56 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Now wait just a damn minute. On August 18, at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix, Obama renewed his prior commitment to dismantling Al Qaeda in Afghanistan — a struggle he said was “fundamental to the defense of our people.” He also said: “This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity,” cautioning that the insurgency would not be defeated overnight. “Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.” Yet the war in Afghanistan is under-resourced, under-funded and until recently has been largely ignored in favor of the war in Iraq. Aside from the VFW speech, the Obama administration has spent very little time or effort trying to raise commitment or support for its Afghanistan policy. Indeed, it’s spent more time commenting on ACORN. There are double the number of troops in Iraq than in Afghanistan right now. Adding to the frustration, in the last two weeks, top administration officials have suggested that more American troops will be sent to Afghanistan, but then turned around and called that suggestion “premature.” Earlier this month, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that “time is not on our side”; last Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates urged the public “to take a deep breath.”

Now this? I can’t believe it.


124 posted on 09/24/2009 4:58:08 PM PDT by Bitter Bierce
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To: Williams

this is simply someone “floating” the idea, final decision to be based on polls..


125 posted on 09/24/2009 4:58:49 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: fanfan

Can’t say what I want to say, I’d be banned, the President is a female cat.

(And of the record, I like cats wish I didn’t have to clean my thoughts.)


126 posted on 09/24/2009 4:59:28 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Cindy

Yes, time will tell, but he’s in the running for daily idiot awards. Every single day it’s something new with this Boz0.


127 posted on 09/24/2009 4:59:32 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Let’s hope Obama is not this stupid and/or traitorous.


128 posted on 09/24/2009 4:59:38 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: RummyChick
bring ‘em home...Obama doesn’t know how to fight a war..those boys ..well men..are getting killed because of his dumb ass rules of engagement.

Well said. Withdrawal will make this nation less safe, but so will staying in Afghanistan under Obama's pathetic leadership. If we're going to lose, we might as well lose now instead of two or three years from now.
129 posted on 09/24/2009 5:00:09 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Williams

He did the campaigning on this to ein the election. He appeased all.

Now all of Hollywoos and all of the democRAT socialists are singing in the streets happy.

So 0bama did this for his own selfish reasons.

He showed us with the CIA investigation that he cares about his fringe political party and not the safety of this country.


130 posted on 09/24/2009 5:00:19 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: LucyT

TANKS,Lu,,,

Needs a BARF ALERT!!!...:0(


131 posted on 09/24/2009 5:00:32 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Still waitin on a link...


132 posted on 09/24/2009 5:01:06 PM PDT by Crim
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
We’re so screwed.

Dear God, PLEASE bring our kids home safely and please recognize WHO you’re up against. Squash him like a bug! Amen.

Amen & Amen!!! I do not understand how God continues to bless this socialist-fascist-commie pig usurper beyond all measure or belief. Without a doubt, 0bozo ranks up with the worst & most vile human despots in history, Stalin, Mao, Genghis Khan, Hitler, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, etc. I say this because this bastard pulled the greatest coup d'tat in recorded history by falsely portraying himself as an AMERICAN, a PATRIOT, a CITIZEN, a MODERATE, and the bastard is none of these things. Because of his deceit & duplicity, he now has more opportunity to do greater evil than any of these predecessor thugs & tyrants. God, please strike down ASAP this evil reprobate imposter, who hates you, hates Christianity and hates your chosen people, the Jews. Amen!!!

133 posted on 09/24/2009 5:01:23 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: bergmeid

I saw the broadcast as well and posted a vanity comment. Couldn’t find anything to link to but then again maybe they will just deny it, nothing they do would surpise me!


134 posted on 09/24/2009 5:01:32 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
ValleyForge


May Almighty God guide and protect our sons and daughters in the field, during this their most trying hour. May He bring them safely home to our door once more, and may He comfort them with the knowledge that their brothers and sisters did not die in vain.

135 posted on 09/24/2009 5:02:19 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: LucyT

Might be a way to tell the Afghan government ‘get your act together or we pull out’

I watched a doco on the Afghan elections. One Afghani interviewed stated...’we should be given credit for having an election, what does it matter if the results are controversial...’

That’s democracy, muslim style. In one region, only 300 were brave enough to vote.


136 posted on 09/24/2009 5:02:30 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

LINK>>>>??????


137 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:01 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Impeach the antichrist now.

LLS

138 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Praying.


139 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:07 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Has ayone visited the DU site? I bet they are having a party.

I say bring the boys home since without more troops they will all perish for nothing anyway. The aftermath will be the same as Vietnam and maybe when history repeats itself yet again, the conservatives will finally be able to make some headway with the complacent, titty dependent, MTV generation.


140 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

If we leave Afghanistan expect the attacks within the U.S. to skyrocket. We have three cases right now in the news, all foiled....our luck will run out.


141 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:46 PM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.......the ACORNS are falling.)
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To: Williams

” Even asking for the contingency plan and letting that leak would be a terrible blunder. “

Just putting this out as a trial balloon is the act of a moron .
What local would even consider aligning with and helping the US troops now ??
The tactical move for the locals now would be to side with the Taliban.
Which will guarantee more US military and coalition deaths.
First the ROEs and now this.
Obama should be in an orange jumpsuit awaiting arraignment on treason charges.


142 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:50 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Velveeta

The daily award is the STUCK ON STUPID award winner.

I believe he’s won that award more than several times.


143 posted on 09/24/2009 5:04:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: fanfan

I’m not seeing this verified yet.
Hang onto your chin for a bit. ;-)


144 posted on 09/24/2009 5:04:17 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: 11Bush

It’s all good though. The Man’s going to lay some wrap on those brothers of the book, and they’ll hand over all there C4, rat poison, and ball bearings. Then they’ll load up the hookah with some Lebanese Blonde Hash and smoke themselves a peace treaty.

It’ll be all Bob Marley and Al Green, you see.


145 posted on 09/24/2009 5:04:29 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Coalition deaths in Afghanistan by country

 USA: 830*
 UK: 216
 Canada: 130*
 Germany: 38
 France: 31
 Denmark: 27
 Spain: 25
 Italy: 21
 Netherlands: 21
 Poland: 13
 Australia: 11
 Romania: 11
 Estonia: 6
 Norway: 4
 Czech Republic: 3
 Latvia: 3
 Hungary: 2
 Portugal: 2
 South Korea: 2
 Sweden: 2
 Turkey: 2
 Belgium: 1
 Finland: 1
 Lithuania: 1

TOTAL: 1,403


146 posted on 09/24/2009 5:04:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: RummyChick
I agree with you, bring them home.
But are they talking about bringing them home or just pulling them out of Afghanistan? (that's the question)
147 posted on 09/24/2009 5:04:43 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Vietnam all over again. The stinking leftist dimocrats are responsible for the loss of Vietnam to the communists. Now OStalin will be responsible for his beloved muzzies taking Afghanistan back again and everything done there, every death will be A TOTAL WASTE JUST AS VIETNAM WAS!!!
148 posted on 09/24/2009 5:05:16 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Got Questions? Need Answers? LOOK TO THE CROSS! You will find them there.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Our elections had plenty of fraud for Obama so why doesn’t he leave here.

What did he give to the Russian President for us to pull out?


149 posted on 09/24/2009 5:05:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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150 posted on 09/24/2009 5:05:59 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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