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White House Leans Toward Sending More Than 30,000 Troops to Afghanistan (despite requests for more)
Foxnews.com ^ | November 09, 2009 | Fox News

Posted on 11/09/2009 3:19:47 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

Officials said President Obama will not announce his decision until after he returns from his upcoming trip to Asia and stressed that no final decision has been made, even in private. But the plan under consideration would represent a middle ground between different requests made from the top commander in Afghanistan.

But the plan under serious consideration would split the difference between troop requests made by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. McChrystal had put forward a "high risk" request for only 10,000-15,000 troops, and a "medium risk" request of 40,000-45,000.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amatuer; obama; oef; oefsurge; quagmire; vietnam; war
so,...the number that Obama will relent is between high-risk and medium risk,....rather than 80,000 troop victory.

Obama must have gained incredible military insight during his days of driving little old ladies to voting boths in south Chicago during his political formative years.

The threat to our country and its troops seem to be within. Gates, Mullen and McCrystal need to all resign rather than be apart of endangering our troops.

1 posted on 11/09/2009 3:19:48 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
The threat to our country and its troops seem to be within. Gates, Mullen and McCrystal need to all resign rather than be apart of endangering our troops.

YES, but let's see how much courage they have. Sending another 30k is absolutely going to send the anti-wars into a epileptic shock.
2 posted on 11/09/2009 3:24:59 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
I don't get it, do you want to go into nation building????
3 posted on 11/09/2009 3:25:56 PM PST by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Don’t worry. Obama will have a revelation tomorrow after talking to Rahm Emmanuel and decide to deploy and extra 5,000.5 soldiers to Afganistan.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 3:28:10 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

So, is this leaning to the left?


5 posted on 11/09/2009 3:30:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

You know, when you think about it, he might be better for Barry if he sends 29,990 troops. That way if he absolutely really needs to use up another 10,000 or so down the line, no one will notice anyway....unless the Taliban have deposed Karzai by then.


6 posted on 11/09/2009 3:35:08 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

You don’t think this is a trial balloon do ya?


7 posted on 11/09/2009 3:35:59 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
I really hope someone hands him some man pants and he gets the guts to make a tough decision and win this thing.


8 posted on 11/09/2009 3:37:09 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Obama is rushing 30,000 to attack Fort Hood.


9 posted on 11/09/2009 3:37:54 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Alleged shooter allegedly tied allegedly to alleged mosque allegedly of alleged 9/11 alleged hijacke)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Hey! I know! Let’s do it on the cheap just like the beginning of the Iraq occupation!

Bush did it!

/s


10 posted on 11/09/2009 3:38:12 PM PST by paulycy (Kill The Bill.)
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To: dr_who

Karzai sure hasn’t helped the situation, either. He needs to start stamping out the corruption in the government if he to remain the president.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 3:39:32 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: batter

I should say, either we’re in it to win or we’re out (and face the consequences).


12 posted on 11/09/2009 3:43:24 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Such brilliant leadership! Just pick an arbitrary number somewhat greater than what the left wants and the minimum needed to ensure victory. The worst of all choices - risking more lives and increasing costs, but not scaling to proper levels to end the conflict on our terms.


13 posted on 11/09/2009 3:44:38 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Yeah, this issue will be sure to get everyone’s attention off the ISLAMOFASCIST TERRORIST ATTACK THAT OCCURRED ON ONE OF OUR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND OFF THE GOVERNMENT CRAMMING SOCIALIZED MEDICINE DOWN OUR THROATS.


14 posted on 11/09/2009 3:55:46 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I'd rather be a teabagger than an ankle-grabber.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

What in the H does Obama know about winning a war?!


15 posted on 11/09/2009 4:01:55 PM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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“...McChrystal had put forward a “high risk” request for only 10,000-15,000 troops, and a “medium risk” request of 40,000-45,000.”

So, at 30,000, Obama would take the not quite as ‘high’ risk option?


16 posted on 11/09/2009 4:06:11 PM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: batter
I should say, either we’re in it to win or we’re out (and face the consequences).

I wish Obama had the brass b*lls of that brave and great General Chuck U Schumer, now a US Senator, who said today about Afghanistan:

“failure is not an option”.

Oops, sorry, got carried away. Senator Chuck U Schumer made that statement in regards to the health care bill passing the Senate.

Never mind. Carry on.

17 posted on 11/09/2009 4:28:54 PM PST by Sparko (Barack Hussein Obama: Mmm, mmm, mmm... Peace Prize. Now no one is equal to Me in My Sight.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

My Army brother had two combat tours in Vietnam. His frst tour was with 25th Infantry Div and second was with Americal division. His assessment was that our troops were not allowed to win — thanks to micro-management (aka dithering)from Washington.


18 posted on 11/09/2009 4:36:03 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: org.whodat

nope,..nation winning. then get out,..surgical strike to keep the mess in check.


19 posted on 11/09/2009 4:45:21 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: uncommonsense

Remember how the CIA was at constant war with Bush, leaking all over DC and trying to discredit him ?

Welcome to the major leagues Obama.

The Pentagon hates you.


20 posted on 11/10/2009 6:38:48 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

CIC Monty Hall Obama.

He needs to look behind door number 3 for an answer.


21 posted on 11/10/2009 11:33:14 AM PST by headstamp 2
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