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9K Marines Reportedly to be First to Go After Obama Announces Troop Increase for Afghanistan
Fox News ^ | 11/29/2009 | Unattributed

Posted on 11/29/2009 8:06:53 AM PST by mojito

President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday an additional 30,000-35,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, which reportedly may start with 9,000 Marines being deployed to southern Afghanistan followed by 1,000 Army trainers in February.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that final preparations for the 9,000 Marines will commence as part of a deployment aimed at Helmand province, where the Taliban stronghold has been partly gutted by an additional 10,000 Marines sent earlier this year.

"The first troops out of the door are going to be Marines," Gen. James T. Conway, the Corps' top officer, told Marines in Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the newspaper. "We've been leaning forward in anticipation of a decision. And we've got some pretty stiff fighting coming."

Obama is expected to announce on Tuesday his new strategy for the eight-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. Speaking at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the president is expected to call for 30,000 to 35,000 new troops to be deployed over the next 12 to 18 months.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; marines; obama; usmc
All the approved leaks are coming out of the White House now in anticipation of the 0 speech at West Point. It's interesting how all the stories focus on the troop increase, yet we all know that his speech will not just be to announce a troop increase. He'll have to throw some meat to his far-left base, and that means announcing some sort of "exit strategy" guaranteed to insure confusion and cross-purposes, if not outright defeat. Curious how that aspect of the speech is not part of these approved leaks, making me think that what he's going to announce is going to be some sort of indensible and humiliating surrender.
1 posted on 11/29/2009 8:06:55 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

Semper Fi and God speed.


2 posted on 11/29/2009 8:08:12 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: mojito
9K Marines Reportedly to be First to Go After Obama

That has a nice ring to it, doesnt it?

3 posted on 11/29/2009 8:08:15 AM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: lowbridge

LOLOL!!!! Yeah...I got a little rush when I glanced at the headline. :)


4 posted on 11/29/2009 8:09:27 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: lowbridge

I was hoping they were to arrest him for being a carpet bagger from Mbassa Kenya.


5 posted on 11/29/2009 8:10:54 AM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: mojito

I would guess something akin to the New York trial announcement. Perhaps wild and crazy enough to get the trial off the front page.


6 posted on 11/29/2009 8:11:30 AM PST by wita
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To: lowbridge

Word.


7 posted on 11/29/2009 8:12:04 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

LOL, I did too. We can only hope.


8 posted on 11/29/2009 8:13:18 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mojito
Does this make Obama a "Chickenhawk"? Yes. Of course it does. Will Obama be called a "Chickenhawk". No, of course he won't.

Incidentally, Biden received several Vietnam deferments, just like Cheney. Will the NY Times point that out?

9 posted on 11/29/2009 8:28:57 AM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: mojito

‘announcing some sort of “exit strategy” guaranteed to insure confusion and cross-purposes,’

I would hope there would be a ‘exit strategy’ at some point. We currently have 68K troops in Afghanistan, and that does not includes PMC’s.

Now we are gonna add 30-35K more, bringing over 100k troops in Afghanistan. Joy.

I hope thats ‘enough’ to fininsh the ‘job’; which of course, won’t happen.


10 posted on 11/29/2009 8:30:06 AM PST by BGHater ('The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule')
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To: mojito

GO GET ‘EM MEN & WOMEN

You’re the best and the brightest . . . Win the victory and come home soon. GBU each and everyone.


11 posted on 11/29/2009 8:32:48 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mojito

I breathlessly await the ‘strategy’ speech from the Capon-in-Chief.


12 posted on 11/29/2009 8:34:25 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: mojito
9,000 fewer armed, trained patriots on US soil.

Obama is scared crapless of what's in store for him.

Nobody fears a coup the way a coup leader does.

Enjoy the trappings of power while you can, Baraq.

Order real men around like they are your chess pieces.

You'll be going down very hard, very soon.


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

13 posted on 11/29/2009 8:36:06 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AZ .44 MAG; AirForceBrat23; ..

14 posted on 11/29/2009 8:36:22 AM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: mojito

“new troops to be deployed over the next 12 to 18 months.”

Well that gives him time to NEVER send any!


15 posted on 11/29/2009 8:44:20 AM PST by acoulterfan
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To: mojito; All

To my brothers & sisters in Arms & Harms way;

GOD Bless,good luck & happy hunting!

Ask no quarter & give none!

Take NO PRISONERS! We can get all the intel, from their cell phones & laptops anyway.


16 posted on 11/29/2009 8:54:22 AM PST by TMSuchman (Semper Fi & Carry out the plan of the day....)
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To: TMSuchman

The marines are supposed to be a sea-based force for quick insertion and capture of enemy land.

They are not meant to be a permanent land army fighting inland (as in Korea and Vietnam).

That’s the army’s job.

But—the problem is our army has shrunk so much that it can’t do its task and be everywhere (Bosnia, Iraq, Korea, etc.) all at the same time.


17 posted on 11/29/2009 9:02:31 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: freema

First to fight for Right and Freedom...Semper Fi and God speed..you will be joining 10,000 of your fellow brothers already there. Thinking about all their families now too while they get ready to deploy because it ain’t no picnic the area they are going to and some will not be coming back. The price we have always paid for freedom. 9,000 may not sound like many but Marines know what Non Multa Sed Multum means.


18 posted on 11/29/2009 9:18:32 AM PST by Ptriot1
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To: TMSuchman

OORAH!


19 posted on 11/29/2009 9:23:23 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: mojito

I see nobody has learned a thing from such failures as Korea or Nam.

More American blood for nothing.

No plan, no brain at work, just send troops to advise, train and pacify those “Bad Attitudes” among the populace.

I wonder what monster will be found beyond those border for the Neo Rome to attack next?


20 posted on 11/29/2009 9:24:49 AM PST by duffus (Deport all Aliens, Secure the Border, Recall the Troops, Shrink the Government.)
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To: mojito
this is supposed to be good news?
all these brave men (many still teenage boys)- ditto women and girls

fighting who, how, and for what? Careful boys, our foes are not enemies, be sure you read them their rights, they may end up in a US courtroom 5 years from now to testify against you and their buddies will know who you are and where your family lives

And kill a civilian they hide behind and we'll turn you over to the ICC

All this on the “orders” (vested by the US Constitution?) of this POS pretender (I have a war too) and the weakling generals who salute him and his Harvard academic and Chicago radical advisors

- we all know this is about nothing more than saving his sorry axx while he desperately tries to convince the tolly-bon to love him and strike a deal

21 posted on 11/29/2009 9:29:38 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: mojito; jesseam; SkyPilot; SouthTexas; Free ThinkerNY; freekitty; Howie66; Texas Fossil; ...

I vote for sending the US Congress to Afganistan ahead of our Marines with Pelosi, Reid, Murtha, Boxer, Feinstein, Frank, Dodd, Schumer, Kerry (hero of Vietnam), Kennedy, et al. leading the charge right into the Taliban’s stronghold. Let’s see if the members of Congress have any guts whatsoever when it comes to anything other than corruption and lies and their deliberate plot to destroy our country.

My bet is that they’re gutless, spineless, and chicken feces.


22 posted on 11/29/2009 9:50:49 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Hopefully the Politburo will become endangered feces..


23 posted on 11/29/2009 9:54:52 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Will Chris Matthews kids be heading over to Afghanistan? How bout Barbara Boxer’s kids? Will they fight in Barry’s war? If anything is to be learned from the past 5 yrs it’s that we have a moral authority to ask these questions. Chickenhawks?


24 posted on 11/29/2009 9:57:36 AM PST by ccruse456
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To: ccruse456
Will Chris Matthews kids be heading over to Afghanistan? How bout Barbara Boxer’s kids

Yeah. Remember that? Whay aren't the Bush twins going to Iraq? When does the obama girl turn 18?

25 posted on 11/29/2009 9:59:47 AM PST by jersey117
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To: mojito

One of these Marines happens to be the fiancee of one of my nieces. I’m praying for this young man. I’m praying for them all.


26 posted on 11/29/2009 10:07:30 AM PST by JoeMac (''Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more''. Popeye The Sailorman)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Me too.


27 posted on 11/29/2009 10:21:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Instead of the Age of Aquarius, we now have the Age of Political Feces.


28 posted on 11/29/2009 10:25:01 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: mojito

Without a change to the ROE, more troops won’t help.


29 posted on 11/29/2009 10:30:17 AM PST by zeugma (Raise the IQ of the planet: Nuke mecca during haj.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That is why they would best utilize their talents as fertilizer..


30 posted on 11/29/2009 10:44:59 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I second your vote and agree with your bet. They are the most worthless examples of human feces and are are worse than a waste of oxygen because they are instrumental in destroying our Republic.


31 posted on 11/29/2009 11:01:13 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: mojito; MestaMachine; ~Kim4VRWC's~

Godspeed Marines. You fight for your Brothers. You fight for your fellow countrymen. Focus on the task at hand and may the Lord Himself watch each and every one of your backs in battle, I pray.


32 posted on 11/29/2009 12:12:06 PM PST by 444Flyer (You're either with us and our falsely accused Navy Seals, or you're with the terrorists.)
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To: jersey117
"When does the obama girl turn 18?"

2016

33 posted on 11/29/2009 2:03:38 PM PST by Mila
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To: The Comedian
I would hope that the intent of your post is much different from how it comes off.

Here in the U.S.A., we settle our differences at at the ballot box, and your post does not help us. At all.

.

34 posted on 11/29/2009 4:05:57 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: freema

May they descend upon the enemies of freedom and return unharmed after they have performed their mission assignments.


35 posted on 11/29/2009 4:18:34 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Seaplaner
Here in the U.S.A., we settle our differences at at the ballot box,

Voted our way out from under British rule, did we?

and your post does not help us. At all.

Yes, much better we let the enemy know they have nothing to fear from us except sinking poll numbers, and stern looks when they steal the next election.

Quit being such a soft tool.


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

36 posted on 11/29/2009 4:58:09 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Seaplaner
Here in the U.S.A., we settle our differences at at the ballot box

Tell that to King George and Jefferson Davis.

L

37 posted on 11/29/2009 4:59:46 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Bring them all home.
Now.
38 posted on 11/29/2009 5:02:48 PM PST by novemberslady
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