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To: SmartInsight

“The sources said that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell deferred to McCain, who questioned the concept of announcing now plans to begin withdrawing in July, 2011.”

“These sources said the president responded to McCain by promising that the withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground.”


3 posted on 12/01/2009 11:30:08 PM PST by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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“These sources said the president responded to McCain by promising that the withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground.”

Obama can’t have it both ways — if he is going to base withdrawal on conditions on the ground, then how can he announce the start of withdrawal in 2011, nobody knows what the conditions on the ground will be at the time.

By announcing a withdrawal date, Obama is sending a message to the Taliban and the terrorists, that all they have to do is just hang in there for another year and a half or so.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 11:34:11 PM PST by SmartInsight
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“These sources said the president responded to McCain by promising that the withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground.”

So which time was he lying?

10 posted on 12/01/2009 11:40:19 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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i>the withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground The withdrawal will be based on conditions needed to get the troops home so his base will not desert him in 2012.
12 posted on 12/01/2009 11:47:07 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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oops.. . previous post screwed up...

the withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground

The withdrawal will be based on conditions needed to get the troops home so his base will not desert him in 2012.

14 posted on 12/01/2009 11:50:07 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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