Skip to comments.Ahead of troop decision, Obama vows to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan
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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Big words from a small man.
Does this idiot have any idea how many people he sh!t on with that one obscenely ridiculous statement?
I’m sure he doesn’t.
The moon bats are beyond enraged over this.
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.
Any chance Obie gets voted off the island???
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.
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.
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.
This idiot is so out of here in 2012.
This has been his most difficult POLITICAL decision.
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.
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.
“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.
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 .
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.