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Ahead of troop decision, Obama vows to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan
NY Post ^ | November 24, 2009 | AP

Posted on 11/25/2009 3:22:06 AM PST by Scanian

WASHINGTON — Signaling he's decided on new troop levels for the Afghanistan war, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he intends to "finish the job" on his watch and destroy terrorist networks in the region.

The president said he would reveal his decision on how many additional soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan after Thanksgiving. The White House is aiming for an announcement by Obama either Tuesday or Wednesday in a national address. Congressional hearings will quickly follow.

Military officials and others have been expecting Obama to settle on a middle-ground option that would deploy an eventual 32,000 to 35,000 U.S. forces to the 8-year-old conflict. That rough figure has stood as the most likely option since before Obama's war council meeting earlier this month when he tasked military planners with rearranging the timing and makeup of some of the deployments. That led to Monday night's final gathering.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: deaths; publicopinion; troopdeployment; warcouncil

1 posted on 11/25/2009 3:22:07 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Big words from a small man.


2 posted on 11/25/2009 3:25:59 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Scanian
Eight years of not having a strategy or resources

Does this idiot have any idea how many people he sh!t on with that one obscenely ridiculous statement?

3 posted on 11/25/2009 3:30:52 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m sure he doesn’t.


4 posted on 11/25/2009 3:32:03 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Scanian

The moon bats are beyond enraged over this.


5 posted on 11/25/2009 3:34:38 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It pretty much sums up his whole arrogant, self-absorbed attitude which will keep him from ever being a true leader.

In fact, Zer0’s attitude is so bad that even if he went through a miraculous ideological conversion to conservatism, I wouldn’t trust him to run an ice cream truck, such is his rotten, me, me, me way of looking at things.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 3:36:58 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
War council, huh.

Any chance Obie gets voted off the island???

7 posted on 11/25/2009 3:37:30 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Scanian

Everyone talk to is alarmed and infuriated by Zero. He’s in some disconnect, no relation to the real world, Americans dying. Who cares, they’re mere fodder for the ‘greater good’, i.e., Obama’s big plan. Some say they’re in a state of disbelief and refuse to listen or watch the news, but most change the subject to Sarah. God bless her.


8 posted on 11/25/2009 3:41:17 AM PST by hershey (uote.)
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To: Scanian
Obama is clueless. This has been a holding action while we played out the main event in Iraq. The Taliban/Al Queda have been able to fill in the vacumn because of the internal politics of Afghanistan... the Pashtun have pretty much ruled the place for the last 4 generations and have been rallying the Afghanie “hillbillies” to resist the foreigners for compensation. The McKrystal strategy will now turn this around if supported. If Obama tries something else he doesn’t understand the situation. Chicago politics won’t work there... they already have corruption down to a full time occupation.
9 posted on 11/25/2009 3:41:42 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: hershey

You seem to surround yourself with conservatives and mature people.

Have a look at Byron York’s analysis of the recent Gallup poll yesterday. Zippy still gets 91% support from blacks and 70% support from “young people.”

Obama seems to be more concerned with what his ever-narrowing base thinks than American society as a whole.


10 posted on 11/25/2009 3:48:57 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
He is a liar.

McChrystal asked for the troops 4 months ago.

40,000 troops x 4 months=160,000 troop shortfall.

Plus, this boob is still making it "all about him"--by holding off a week before announcing the move.

Wake up, USA. You have a childish liar in the White House.

11 posted on 11/25/2009 3:53:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Scanian

This idiot is so out of here in 2012.


12 posted on 11/25/2009 3:57:24 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Dallas59

This has been his most difficult POLITICAL decision.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 3:59:23 AM PST by yorkie01
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To: Scanian
Barry will need the GOP to pass any war bill because the Dems won't back it. By refusing to vote(abstaining)or voting “present” the onus wold be on the them.
14 posted on 11/25/2009 4:31:55 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Phlap
Barry will need the GOP to pass any war bill because the Dems won't back it.

Looks like Barry O is between a rock and a hard place. If he gets into a situation where the majority of people supporting his war effort are the evil Republicans the lunatics on the left are going to go ballistic.

15 posted on 11/25/2009 4:34:05 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: Phlap
Barry will need the GOP to pass any war bill because the Dems won't back it. By refusing to vote(abstaining)or voting “present” the onus wold be on the them.

Barry and the 'Rats are going to try to use troop manning levels along with the "war tax" issue as a bargaining chips to try to get government health care through the Senate. The approach will be simple - vote for our health care plan or we basically abandon the troops that are now in Afghanistan.

16 posted on 11/25/2009 4:42:44 AM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Does this idiot have any idea how many people he sh!t on ...”

He also just “sh!t” on his official white house chef, in that he brought in an outside chef to prepare the food for the State Dinner.


17 posted on 11/25/2009 4:47:22 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: frposty
OMG, the guy has absolutely no clue how to treat people.
18 posted on 11/25/2009 4:54:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Scanian

A sincere apology from the bamster to Afganistan should be a fitting end to the war ,,,, right ,,, along with 150 billion to rebuild the damage we inflicted on the rugged mountian sides .


19 posted on 11/25/2009 5:07:34 AM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: grobdriver

Obama is a moral and physical coward.I suspect he will put just enough forces in to look good but not enough to tick off his Muslim brothers.


20 posted on 11/25/2009 5:31:48 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Dallas59

Maybe earlier with any Divine Providence.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 5:32:57 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Scanian

22 posted on 11/25/2009 8:03:55 AM PST by cranked
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