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Obama: Troops Will Stay in Afghanistan Through 2016
Breitbart ^ | 5/27/14

Posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is finishing the job it started in Afghanistan.

The president says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.

Obama said from the Rose Garden on Tuesday, quote: "This is the year we will conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; obama; stay; troops; waronterror
Vids at link.

Taking bets on how fast Afghanistan has huge terror bases in operation...

1 posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/27/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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Did we win?


3 posted on 05/27/2014 2:03:43 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Didn’t he just speak a couple days ago about having everyone out this year?


4 posted on 05/27/2014 2:05:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

Imagine how those Afghans who decided to help us feel about American now.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:06:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rio
Did we win?

Doesn't matter.

Dem President.

We either win the battles and surrender or just surrender.

6 posted on 05/27/2014 2:06:54 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Nachum

What “combat mission” is that, Obama? Arming and training the terrorists?


7 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

Ya think he told the troops that little detail, when he was visiting?

Lord, watch over them.
Tatt


8 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:18 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: Nachum

Mission Accomplished ??? or #Mission Accomplished ???


9 posted on 05/27/2014 2:09:31 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: Rio
>>Did we win?<<

Why in sam hell are we still in this place? Close to 15 years at war in a place that means nothing to our national security.

How bout Messy-co? Now there's a real threat. How many of our men are going to die in Afghanistan before we leave? What is our mission?

10 posted on 05/27/2014 2:12:45 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: thesearethetimes...

Lots of folks going to die over this as the Taliban comes back into power—and start to kill folks in their bid to return to the 7th Century. US Troops should leave NOW before the bloodbath.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 2:14:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rio

Ya. We won.... several years ago.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 2:14:35 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: servantboy777
What is our mission?

Protect the world supply of opium.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 2:20:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: servantboy777

Exactly. We beat the crap out of the Taliban, Bin Laden is dead, etc. etc. etc. By all accounts we have won. And that was several years ago.

Our >current< mission is nation building which is foolish and a complete waste of resources in my opinion. The locals have to want it and it appears that they don’t.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 2:22:32 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dfwgator

>>What is our mission?
Protect the world supply of opium.<<

Well, on 2nd thought....lol


15 posted on 05/27/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: driftdiver

Didn’t he just speak a couple days ago about having everyone out this year?

Isn’t that what Plugs Biden said in his debate with Ryan?
I can’t believe that he wasn’t being truthful.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:35 PM PDT by mothball
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To: servantboy777

Hey now. Remember, Afghanistan was the War that the Democrats supported.

They hated that other War, where we Freed 25 Million Iraqi’s from a Dictator that had murdered 350,000 + of his own Countrymen.

I’m pretty sure we won that War, but with the slavish Liberal Media and their weekly Troop Death Count, the one that mysteriously stopped when The One took Office, most Americans don’t see it as any sort of a Victory.

The Iraqi’s now have Self Determination thanks to the sacrifices of the United States Military. It’s far from perfect, but it’s the best that can be expected given their Culture IMHO.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 2:39:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer were Contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: Kickass Conservative
>>The Iraqi’s now have Self Determination thanks to the sacrifices of the United States Military.<<

Well I kinda part from ya on the self determination thing, but at least our brave troops sent that evil Hussien to hell along with his two sadistic sons.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 2:52:19 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Nachum

I thought he told the Troops on Sunday, last tour of that wretched country? Everything that comes out of his mouth is vomit.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 2:57:11 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Nachum

Got to keep the Bahgram opium pipeline open.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 2:57:36 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Nachum

Insane. Absolutely insane.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: Nachum

Just because he hates the military and wants them to suffer and die and be out of the USA.

My utter loathing for the steaming pile in the WH constantly increases. Loathing is too weak a word.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Lots of folks going to die over this as the Taliban comes back into power—and start to kill folks in their bid to return to the 7th Century. US Troops should leave NOW before the bloodbath.

THAT!!!!!

23 posted on 05/27/2014 3:02:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

The few he’s going to leave there will be marked men.
Bring them all home. It’s going to be lost to the Taliban , go ahead and get completely out.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 3:03:23 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: servantboy777

I’m thinking we are the ones losing our “self determination” with the complicit Media that lets the Ruling Class get away with anything and everything without any blowback.

Keeping the Electorate dumbed down is the name of the game.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer were Contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: Vinnie

What the hell is two years and more American lives wasted going to for a country that does not want Freedom!
Get everyone out now! How can this fool have one more American life on his conscience!
Who ever said A Sacrifice was needed and that is all it will be, lives lost for Rhetoric. Sad day for the USA!


26 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:23 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Nachum

Fight to win or get out. Anything else is cruel. It’s cruel to our Soldiers and their families and it’s cruel to the people of Afghanistan.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 3:28:06 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Fight to win or get out. Anything else is cruel. It’s cruel to our Soldiers and their families and it’s cruel to the people of Afghanistan.

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Agreed.

28 posted on 05/27/2014 3:31:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DocJhn

The instant he announced a pullout date we /Afghanistan lost.
The Afghans we had on our side realized what would happen to them when we left and switched sides.
Can’t blame them, survival.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

What number lie is that now? Gotta be in the thousands by now.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 4:04:13 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Kickass Conservative

I hardly think Iraq was a success; there has been civil war since we left, and it is far from over. The midnight retreat out of there said it all; we couldn’t have victory without defining what “victory” meant. The search for “weapons of mass destruction” failed.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 4:12:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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