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To: Pinkbell
Your appointment has been made, Gorbachev, and as soon as a Commander in Chief appears who is able to make /any/ decision rather than simply voting present, he'll get back to you. Or she. Just don't expect it to be Obama.

Look, if Obama tomorrow got in front of the mike and said, "I'm pulling our forces out of Afghanistan", I could handle that. I may even agree with it, as mission drift and rules of engagement have tied the hands of our soldiers, and just made them targets.

If he decided to ramp up troop deployment, for yet another spring campaign, I could even accept that.

Instead, we have abdication of his duties as commander in chief. He has no problem finding time in his schedule to go to Oslo, but no time to make a decision that affects the lives of our young people in service.

Then again, this is what he's always done. Photo ops, speeches, and that's about it.

10 posted on 11/10/2009 4:51:42 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: kingu

Gorbachev would like nothing better than for the US to follow in the defeatist footsteps of the USSR in Afghanistan.


11 posted on 11/10/2009 4:58:28 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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