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Obama pledges "responsible end" to Afghanistan war
hamptonroads.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Julie Pace, The Associated Press

Posted on 05/25/2014 8:37:02 PM PDT by Nachum

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America’s longest war comes to a close.

“America’s commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure,” he pledged.

Speaking to troops gathered in an airplane hangar on this sprawling military base, Obama said the war had reached a pivotal point, with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their country’s security. But while many of the 32,800 U.S. forces now in Afghanistan will leave in the coming months, Obama said a continued military presence could help protect gains made during nearly 13 years of fighting.

“After all the sacrifices we’ve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win and we’re going to make sure that Afghanistan can never again, ever, be used again to launch an attack against our country,” Obama declared.

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KEYWORDS: bhogwot; end; obama; obamalies; obamavisit; oef; pledges; responsible; timetable
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1 posted on 05/25/2014 8:37:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Withdrawal with honor?


2 posted on 05/25/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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3 posted on 05/25/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: DBrow

Oops, Peace With Honor, sorry.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 8:38:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Nachum

Which van driver wrote that speech?


5 posted on 05/25/2014 8:39:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: DBrow

Obama does a “Full Nixon”


6 posted on 05/25/2014 8:40:16 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
I'm sick to my near death of him.
Evil, inept and almost completely overrated by his adoring “sycophants”.
I just pray history is honest about the Marxist, but that would be “racist.”
7 posted on 05/25/2014 8:42:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
I just pray history is honest about the Marxist, but that would be “racist.”

History is written by the victors. I hope we are. :)

8 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:00 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Hussein’s lexicon does not include the word “responsible”.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:03 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum

“Quitters never win, and Winners never quit,” unless one leads from behind, which always makes one look like an Ass.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:31 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

Oh yes, you’re right, dearest Nachum.
I so pray we are the victors.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

Oh, well, if he promised, it shall come to pass. Just like his other promises.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 8:45:39 PM PDT by 'smith
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To: Nachum

I don’t care the reason, I don’t care the why, I don’t care the who ... just get our troops out of Afghanistan before we loose more of our finest.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 8:45:51 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: DBrow
http://www.mishalov.com/images/22gialongstreet.gif

The Obama "Responsible End" of the Afghan War

14 posted on 05/25/2014 8:47:22 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

I want Obama to be President again.

Of Afghanistan this time.

He can resign early; no problem and get over there and praise islam all he wants all day long.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 8:48:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum

More good men dead for nothing. Seen this act too many times to even believe in the use of the military anymore. When the bad guys put boots on American soil, then I’ll support this kind of . . . don’t even have words for it.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Nachum
I just threw up a bit in my mouth.
17 posted on 05/25/2014 8:52:32 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

This so-called president is a miserable failure, and it is all by “design” to bring America down


18 posted on 05/25/2014 8:57:59 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Nachum

A pervert who prefers golf & butt sex to leadership has nothing to say to me or the members of the armed forces he fantasizes that he leads. The word “victory” never crosses the b@$t@rd’s fetid lips.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:22 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Bullfrogg

Yeah, I know that. I know three young men that are making the military their first adult decision. One just finished boot and had a lesbian drill Sargent. Honest to God, I tried to talk them out of it.

What a state of affairs.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 9:04:19 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Nachum
This is from a man who screws up everything he touches.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 9:12:07 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Nachum

Pretty disgusting coming from a punk who has never claimed responsibility for anything he’s touched.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 9:14:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: darkwing104
This is from a man who screws up everything he touches.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 9:19:49 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum

Brilliant Barry’s Plan in Five Easy Steps:

Step 1. Publish the name of the CIA’s Afghanistan Station Chief.

Step 2.....Ahh....maybe I should stop here.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 9:19:53 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Nachum

Uh, are they going to be able to keeps their doctors?


25 posted on 05/25/2014 9:21:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum

Opium sales collection


26 posted on 05/25/2014 9:24:48 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum

Remember when he said Afghanistan was THE GOOD WAR…?

Now he has lost it, and for anyone who knows what is actually going on in Iraq, now, the sad fact is that Obama has quietly also lost there, also.

In fact not a single Obama success floats into my mind.

EVERY country hates us more, and all the econ metrics are worse.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 9:36:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Raise the surrender flag and declare victory?


28 posted on 05/25/2014 9:40:08 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Nachum

““America’s commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure,””

Says the guy who left our plans there in Limbo for the better part of a year because he feared it would hurt his chances to get health reform passed. Even Diane Feinstein got on his case over that one.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 9:55:14 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: Nachum

with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their country’s security. .................................. All I can say is; The Poor Bastids, how soon can we expect the first influx of Afghan boat people to arrive?


30 posted on 05/25/2014 10:05:16 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: Nachum

Did obama tell them if they come under attack that no one will help them if can help it.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 10:27:22 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Nachum

The msm will ignore the slaughter as they do in Iraq to protect their golden child just like they did in Vietnam.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 11:51:23 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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>> “After all the sacrifices we’ve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win ...”

“We’ve made...”

Perhaps he’s referring to the Country as a whole. Or maybe he has sacrificed something we’re not aware of.

“you have helped to win ...”

I suppose by “you”, he’s referring to the troops, not the White House kitchen staff that no doubt provides help feeding White House personnel.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 12:33:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nachum

Just words

To ensure the safety of AMERICA, muhammedan demon spawn must be decimated and neutralized, wherever they are concentrated in great number and have demonstrated belligerence towards the USA.

This moslem in the WH is taking a defeat lap and sending a message to the ragheads that they can resume attacking the West as long as he is in office.

The next 30 months will be chock full of horror.


34 posted on 05/26/2014 1:44:00 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: onyx
I really am trying to adopt a 'love the sinner, not the sin' philosophy as I hit the downhill slope of life. But with this charlatan and his fellow travelers, it's really putting my willpower to the test.

No, strike that. I'm grandfathering in my original belief that they're all sacks of Godless horse sh!t. Sorry, Lord. I gotta draw a line somewhere.

35 posted on 05/26/2014 1:55:26 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: Nachum

Responsible end to an irresponsible war?


36 posted on 05/26/2014 3:09:49 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Nachum

cut and run = responsible end....


37 posted on 05/26/2014 3:35:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Nachum

One way to start is to ‘accidentally’ release and publish the name of the top CIA agent in the area. Oh they already did that. Treason has been committed about 10 time by this dictator.


38 posted on 05/26/2014 3:47:57 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Living in the midst of a silently coup.)
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To: Nachum

Mandatory military service and a dedicated war tax...let everyone have some skin in the game. Then let’s see how hungry we are for perpetual war.


39 posted on 05/26/2014 4:36:09 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Nachum

imagine obama lecturing anyone about being “responsible”


40 posted on 05/26/2014 4:41:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Nachum

MURDERER!


41 posted on 05/26/2014 4:48:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum

The Senator Kerry said, “Nothing bad happened after we left Viet Nam.”


42 posted on 05/26/2014 5:08:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Nachum
Obama pledges "responsible end" to Afghanistan war

Thats already a lie. Obama's ROE have already killed proportionately more Americans in Afghanistan than died under his predecessor.

Or maybe thats what he deems as 'responsible'.

43 posted on 05/26/2014 5:15:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Eagles6

Why aren’t American citizens marching in the streets, demanding an end to this war like during Viet Name? Maybe because the MSM refuses to show us what is actually happening there. The longest war and what do we have to show for it? Lots of dead Americans and billions of dollars wasted.


44 posted on 05/26/2014 5:24:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Odumbo could end the war against the American people peacefully if he would just commit suicide. (sarc)


45 posted on 05/26/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Nachum
Where have I seen this before?

Oh, wait. I think I remember...


46 posted on 05/26/2014 7:50:59 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Viking2002

I’m also not to the point of ‘loving the sinner not the sin,’ when it comes to evil doers like child rapists, child murderers and evil democrats. Heck, look at our Founders! Brave, honest men. They wouldn’t put up with this current bunch and their crap.

God bless and keep you, dearest Viking2002.


47 posted on 05/26/2014 10:18:17 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

The dimrats are so good at surrendering.
And down the road, we will be at it again.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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