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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.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; War on Terror
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Fight to win, or get the Hell out.

I guess he's made his decision.

161 posted on 09/24/2009 5:09:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Michael Barnes

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


162 posted on 09/24/2009 5:10:01 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 11Bush
They may will have a lot more than that if AQ takes over here and in Pakistan. A lot more.


163 posted on 09/24/2009 5:10:13 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Cindy

Aha, I stand corrected. ;-)

164 posted on 09/24/2009 5:11:08 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
No more wimpy sharks...

.....0bambi jumps the whale...

165 posted on 09/24/2009 5:11:24 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obama can't unjump the shark)
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To: lmr
This was the plan all along. Obama said a few ago that ‘Victory’ wasn’t necessarily the goal in Afghanistan

The Rats used Afghanistan this go around just as they did in the 80' a distraction from their efforts to surrender elsewhere.

Then it was the Central American commies there were looking to assist and used Afghanistan to pretend they weren't soft on Commies.

Now they used Afghanistan during the election to pretend they weren't soft on terrorism while they tried to secure defeat in Iraq.

Now that they no longer need to pretend, they can surrender all day to our enemies.

166 posted on 09/24/2009 5:11:42 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: Springman; Velveeta

It may not be true Springman, hold on.

167 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:01 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: My Favorite Headache
W. Bush should break his silence on this and start calling out the Kenyan.

Why do you think that? President Bush is the most hated man in this country and abroad. For him to speak out against this so called messiah would cause a you know what storm.

168 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:12 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

wow. allowing a terrorist homeland is insane

169 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual responsibility" people?)
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To: Michael Barnes

I pray for this POS prez to be gone anyway possible as soon as possible. FUBO

170 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:41 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming and it will be violent)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obama did say Victory was a bad word.

171 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Um, Ah, hmm, um, er, ah, achoo, er, um, sneeze, er, BUSH'S FAULT)
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To: fanfan
US reconsiders options in Afghanistan
By Daniel Dombey at the United Nations

Published: September 24 2009 00:03 | Last updated: September 24 2009 00:03

The US said on Wednesday it was rethinking whether to embark on a full-fledged counter-insurgency campaign in Afghanistan, despite calls from top military officials for more troops and President Barack Obama’s past pledges of support.

The White House’s examination of alternative options – such as a scaled-down war effort concentrated on hitting al-Qaeda in Pakistan – comes as the administration grapples with the aftermath of the fraud-stricken Afghan presidential election.

“It may be that counter-insurgency is the ultimate method they can decide to continue to pursue, but there’s going to be discussion about it,” said a Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday, referring to the administration’s deliberations. “I don’t think anybody thinks that’s unreasonable.”

Nevertheless, the debate comes six months after Mr Obama unveiled a wide-ranging strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and barely a month after he described Afghanistan as a “war of necessity ... fundamental to the defence of our people.”

Just this week a leaked report by Gen Stanley McChrystal, the commander in Afghanistan, called for more resources to help US troops take the initiative in threatened areas. The Pentagon said on Wednesday that Gen McChrystal is expected to make a separate request for thousands more troops to Robert Gates, defence secretary, this week. But Mr Gates is likely to wait before he hands it on to Mr Obama.

Highlighting the consensus among military leaders in favour of reinforcements, Gen David Petraeus, Gen McChrystal’s immediate superior and architect of the “surge” in Iraq, added on Wednesday that he endorsed Gen McChrystal’s assessment of the Afghan war.

The Pentagon spokesman denied that US advocacy of counterinsurgency was “imperilled”, adding that Gen McChrystal was “operating under the assumption that his job is to defeat al-Qaeda and use counter-insurgency to do it.”

But the aftershocks of Afghanistan’s election have left the administration looking at alternatives – including greater efforts to win round Taliban fighters.

Asked on Wednesday about a New York Times report that Joe Biden, US vice-president, was pushing for a smaller effort against extremist safe havens in Pakistan, Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, said: “All options will be considered,” highlighting the push against al-Qaeda. Mr Biden has worried about an escalating conflict in Afghanistan, a fear increasingly voiced by Democrats in Capitol Hill and the US public.

Expressing the opposite view, Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, told CBS it was clear additional troops were needed. “The longer we delay, the more Americans will be at risk because we haven’t implemented a new strategy that will succeed,” he added.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009.

172 posted on 09/24/2009 5:13:03 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Hey Obama, pulling out is not always a bad thing. If your dad had pulled out of your mom in time we could have avoided the hell of your Presidency.

173 posted on 09/24/2009 5:13:29 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Bureaucratic healthcare is bad medicine.)
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To: Bitter Bierce
Why are you shocked? Has this pos muzzie commie EVER TOLD THE TRUTH?


174 posted on 09/24/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Dog

“No freaking way......they aren’t that stupid.”

Yes freaking way.... THEY ARE THAT STUPID.

Obama isn’t getting ANYTHING NEAR the Single-Payer, nationalized healthcare he promised the sheeple, he LIED to get the Porkulus passed, he has broken campaign promise after campaign promise, and he STILL isn’t getting any heat from the MSM over it.

Afghanistan is becoming an EMBARRASSMENT to him. And these people could CARE LESS how many will have to die because of it.

175 posted on 09/24/2009 5:14:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Looks as if Obama was so angered by the health care debacle that he’s decided to put the pedal on the metal turn a hard left at 100 mph and his actions this past week is his revenge against those who don’t agree with him. I suspect Cuba is just around the corner with more extreme antics to come.

176 posted on 09/24/2009 5:14:31 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: londonfog
Agree with all but the “burning” part. Break out the Agent Orange and do the job right.
177 posted on 09/24/2009 5:15:47 PM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Velveeta
No problem.

178 posted on 09/24/2009 5:15:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: unkus
Americans traditionally love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball player, the toughest boxer. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Kind of says all it needs to about Democrats and RINO's, anti_American scum along with the voters that put them there.

179 posted on 09/24/2009 5:16:29 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (The synonym decides above the combining remedy.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Shaping up as quite a week for US foreign policy.

Eastern Europe thrown back to the Bear.
Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament on the table.
Afghanistan thrown back to the terrorists.

180 posted on 09/24/2009 5:16:45 PM PDT by AU72
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