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Reid: Both parties assured war support to Obama
AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/09 | Anne Gearan - ap

Posted on 10/06/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The top Senate Democrat says lawmakers of both parties assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday that they will rally behind whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that both Democrats and Republicans told the president, basically, "Whatever decision you make, we'll support it."

The comment came after Senate and House leaders of both parties met with Obama at the White House to discuss his war review.

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell put it differently. In his words: "I think Republicans will be able to make the decisions for themselves."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: obama; parties; reid; support; wot

1 posted on 10/06/2009 1:42:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

“trust me”


2 posted on 10/06/2009 1:43:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I certainly don’t think that the ‘supposed’ agreement meant “Custering” our men and women in Afghanistan.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 1:45:14 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: NormsRevenge

So.....if he decides not to give the support our troops need.....they will support him? In other words, leave out troops our to hang? If that’s the case, bring them home.


4 posted on 10/06/2009 1:45:27 PM PDT by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge

Whatever decision he makes they will support him?

Really?


5 posted on 10/06/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: NormsRevenge
The top Senate Democrat says lawmakers of both parties assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday that they will rally behind whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan.

In other words, "MAKE A DECISION!!!"

6 posted on 10/06/2009 1:48:08 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: NormsRevenge
The Democrats voted for the Iraq War.
7 posted on 10/06/2009 1:48:18 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (riO)
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To: All

8 posted on 10/06/2009 1:48:23 PM PDT by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why, SockPuppet has decided...to simply ensure that our guys die in spades in the vacuum of non-decision.

0bama reads.

9 posted on 10/06/2009 1:51:08 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It sounds to me like Harry Reid was trying to stiffen Obama’s spine. Rot’s o’ Ruck there, Mr Jellyfish cant make this decision all by himself he is scared spitless.

This guy is a joke and the Afghani’s and Iranians and all the rest are laughing at him.


10 posted on 10/06/2009 2:01:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

“Whatever decision you make, we’ll support it.”

I hope Prez say’s, “Reid, Pelosi and all my Czars go to
Afghanistan”


11 posted on 10/06/2009 2:02:30 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: NormsRevenge

“Whatever decision you make, we’ll support it.”

You’ve got to be kidding me! The GOP leadership is agreeing to a policy or plan even before they know what it is? What idiot would agree to such a thing? If the GOP leadership agrees to a policy that leaves our military personnel in harms way with no hope of success, I’ll support anyone that runs against them, even Ron Paul.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 2:08:58 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s too bad, because I don’t trust President Obama to make the right decision.


13 posted on 10/06/2009 2:12:15 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Q:
You want I should make a decision on Afghanistan and make certain to not put our guys in the line of fire (calling Rosa Brooks)?

A:
Pass 0bamacare.

Ah, yes. The line from “The Godfather” comes to mind:
You disrespect me and now you want me to do you a favor?


14 posted on 10/06/2009 2:12:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Nosterrex

This means Obama now owns Afghanistan policy.

He campaigned that this was a war of necessity, the “right” war. He said he would go hard after Al Qaeda and Osama. He said he would even invade Pakistan if necessary.

It’s time for Mr. Obama to back up his promises.


15 posted on 10/06/2009 2:21:25 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: NormsRevenge

Either give our troops the support they need or bring them home and replace them with politicians.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 2:30:02 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090723ACORNReport.pdf)
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To: NormsRevenge
WHY?? The POS does not give the Generals what they need, who needs the ramifications from that loon dictating the war effort.
17 posted on 10/06/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: NormsRevenge

uh....did the Republicans agree to support him if he decides to cut and run? Because that’s what the article appears to be saying


18 posted on 10/06/2009 2:36:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge
"Whatever decision you make, we'll support it."

"OK, then, how about a complete surrender and war crimes trials for everybody in theater?"

"Sure, Boss. If you think that's what's right we'll be right behind you."

Somebody's seriously delusional.

19 posted on 10/06/2009 2:40:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge

Republicans better call Reid out on this quickly, or the media and sheeple will take his word on it.

Democrats lie and Rebublicans are their enablers!


20 posted on 10/06/2009 2:41:48 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The purge has failed.... This war is lost...

-Ain’t that right, Harry?


21 posted on 10/06/2009 2:58:45 PM PDT by J40000
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To: NormsRevenge
If Reid's statement is true, which it isn't (except for McCain and Snowe and the other RINOs), then those Republicans need to explain why and how they can support a decision that hasn't even been made yet.

Cult of Personality and blind personal loyalty flies with Democrats, not Republicans, and certainly not with conservatives who have a set of ethics above rolling over and peeing whenever the top dog shows up.

And tragically, they're rolling over and peeing for a beta puppy.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

22 posted on 10/06/2009 3:04:37 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Democrats voted for the Iraq War.<

Not only that, but don't forget that at the time the vote was taken in October of 2002, the Democrats controlled the Senate. Puff the Magic Daschle was still Majority Leader. (for about two more months)

23 posted on 10/06/2009 8:40:23 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("A community organizer can't start bitching when communities organize." - Rush, 8/5/09)
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