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Debate Shifts to Afghan Exit Plan (0's Operation Surrender Monkey Goes Forward)
WSJ ^ | 11/19/2009 | PETER SPIEGEL and YOCHI J. DREAZEN

Posted on 11/19/2009 4:06:51 PM PST by mojito

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have turned the focus of Afghan war planning toward an exit strategy, publicly declaring that the U.S. and its allies can't send additional troops without a plan for getting them out.

The shift has unnerved some U.S. and foreign officials, who say that planning a pullout now -- with or without a specific timetable -- encourages the Taliban to wait out foreign forces and exacerbates fears in the region that the U.S. isn't fully committed to their security.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; nationalsecurityfail; obama; surrendermonkey
After months of dithering, handwringing and option exploring, the boyking is now working on his exit strategy. What a relief: Finally, he's found a task that he can take on with real gusto.
1 posted on 11/19/2009 4:06:52 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito; Clive; DieHard the Hunter; LucyT

Ping.

:-(


2 posted on 11/19/2009 4:11:15 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: mojito
I've been afraid of this, that Zero would turn to the tried and true Democrat playbook from Vietnam.
3 posted on 11/19/2009 4:12:07 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: mojito

Great, now we can look forward to him bowing down to Mullah Omar?


4 posted on 11/19/2009 4:15:21 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Beware of the Palin Tsunami!!!)
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To: mojito

Only serves to re-emphasize that a politician will say whatever is necessary to get elected, right Barry?


5 posted on 11/19/2009 4:15:44 PM PST by cranked
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To: mojito

If we leave Afghanistan before we crush the terrorists there then we are going to have disasters that are worse than any nightmare we can ever imagine. This coward and defeatist is going to cause us incredible harm.


6 posted on 11/19/2009 4:16:13 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: fanfan; MestaMachine; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; ...
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. . . . Debate Shifts to Afghan Exit Plan.

[Thanks, fanfan.]

7 posted on 11/19/2009 4:17:53 PM PST by LucyT
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To: colorado tanker
When the going gets tough the tough gets going but the coward folds and surrenders. Obama the coward has folded and has surrendered.
8 posted on 11/19/2009 4:18:06 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: mojito
Now that the muslim in chief has signaled he intends to cut and run assuring his raghead brothers victory, asking soldiers and their families to continue to die and be wounded for no good goddamned reason is not going to go over big.

This commie MF is playing with fire, and I'm talking domestically.

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9 posted on 11/19/2009 4:20:02 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: LucyT

You’re welcome LucyT.

Barry is America’s worst nightmare.


10 posted on 11/19/2009 4:22:02 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...

Obama leaving Afghanistan before victory, ping.


11 posted on 11/19/2009 4:23:50 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: jveritas
Post #6 bump.

If we leave Afghanistan before we crush the terrorists there then we are going to have disasters that are worse than any nightmare we can ever imagine. This coward and defeatist is going to cause us incredible harm.

12 posted on 11/19/2009 4:27:20 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Rome2000
This commie MF is playing with fire, and I'm talking domestically.

Some of us observers are wondering why that hasn't happened yet.

In any event, history tells us that this can't go on much longer.

Either you Americans are going to take to the streets, and soon, or you will find yourselves living in Stalin's Russia.

I'm weeping for you. I also weep for civilization as we know it. America is the beacon of freedom for the world. If she falls, well, imagine a million Sarajevos, all over the western world.

13 posted on 11/19/2009 4:39:00 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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Don't forget to allocate a bunch of helicopters to evacutate people from the roof of the embassy, and wherever people have worked for or with the US and its allies.

Since it's Obammy, he'll probably throw the latter group under the Chinook, and leave 'em for the Taliban.

14 posted on 11/19/2009 4:45:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: mojito

Send all of obamabots to Afghanistan when we take our country back.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 4:59:59 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat rescue officer's dad,)
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To: colorado tanker

Let him intentionally lose the war quickly before he kills any more of our soldiers for nothing!


16 posted on 11/19/2009 5:08:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: jveritas

Americans voted him in and Americans as a whole should get the consequences of his hate and foreign loyalities - not just our soldiers dying without support and leadership in Afghanistan.


17 posted on 11/19/2009 5:10:15 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mojito
We need a task force to evolve an exit time table.I know , Murtha can head it up, and we can publish it in Farsi and Pashto, just so the enemey can have a clear picture!
18 posted on 11/19/2009 5:10:51 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have turned the focus of Afghan war planning toward an exit strategy, publicly declaring that the U.S. and its allies can't send additional troops without a plan for getting them out.
I thought the British were working on an exit strategy for Gordon Brown and Labour rule?
19 posted on 11/19/2009 5:14:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: fanfan

No S*it Sherlock!! This is already A HUGE DISASTER. He has done more undoing of America in 9 months than could ever be imagined.


20 posted on 11/19/2009 5:21:47 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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To: fanfan

We haven’t hit bottom yet ,I guess.

Ain’t it a shame.


21 posted on 11/19/2009 5:24:09 PM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: mojito
Ummmm....Paris Peace talks come to mind. Oh well, that is just history. Sorry, I lost my head for a minute.
22 posted on 11/19/2009 5:37:35 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mojito

Mr. President, patriots are planning an exit strategy... from your policies.


23 posted on 11/19/2009 8:08:44 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: mojito

.........let me get this straight: we can’t beat a poorly equiped third world army so we’re just giving up?

I think this has more to do with COMPLETE DIP$H!T$ running the government than military failure.

Wish I could say I was surprised. :(


24 posted on 11/19/2009 8:22:17 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: mojito
What a great message to the brave Afghan people who have fought for a semblence of freedom, have backed the US involvement and have hoped for a better constitutional republic form of government. They must be scared to death now. Also, a great message to send to the Taliban Barack. Thanks. . .
25 posted on 11/19/2009 8:27:45 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: mojito

We should withdraw from Afghanistan AND Iraq — via Tehran.


26 posted on 11/19/2009 10:48:06 PM PST by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: fanfan

http://atlah.org/atlahworldwide/?p=1240


27 posted on 11/22/2009 6:22:36 AM PST by danamco
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To: fanfan

He already has big time with the help of 52% gullible people!!!


28 posted on 11/22/2009 6:25:07 AM PST by danamco
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