Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afg...

Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan

There are 73 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Dec 6, 2007, titled Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

U.S. Sen. John Kerry warned Wednesday that the U.S. is "losing ground" in Afghanistan and said more troops are needed to save the six-year-old mission.

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John Huerta

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 6, 2007
I agree with Senator Kerry,"Afghanistan not Iraq is the true Frontline to Fight in The War on terror,"But George W.Bush Dosen't Get,He's just creating More havoc in Iraq.
Eirikur

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Dec 10, 2007
The War Hero speaks...in typical liberal fashion, we need more troops in Afghanistan but less in Irag. More troops in Afghanistan will stop the violence but less troops in Irag will stop the violence. I actually voted for more troops before I voted for fewer troops. Blah, blah, blah...no matter what Bush says or does, the liberals will always do the opposite. Pathetic.
notasitseems

Shreveport, LA

#3 Dec 11, 2007
Does anyone pay attention to the fool ?

Since: Oct 07

United States

#4 Dec 11, 2007
Kerry is right. Sadly, he'll be attacked for the ideology of his attackers, not the soundness of his statement.
Hawk

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 11, 2007
Reality has little to do with our Foreign Policy and current Civilian Leadership. 24/7 spin.

Why did we go into Iraq again? Take your pick of ever evolving reality...

WMD (Rummy, North, South, East and west of Baghdad)
Ties to 9/11
Ties to Al-queda
Spread freedom and Democracy
Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here (Iraq Civilians LOVE this one!(Magnet theory?)

Get Saddam and bring his gun to little Bushie... ding ding ding!



Guess haliburton had been put in place!
What's the Powell Doctrine?
notasitseems

Shreveport, LA

#6 Dec 11, 2007
Hawk wrote:
Reality has little to do with our Foreign Policy and current Civilian Leadership. 24/7 spin.
Why did we go into Iraq again? Take your pick of ever evolving reality...
WMD (Rummy, North, South, East and west of Baghdad)
Ties to 9/11
Ties to Al-queda
Spread freedom and Democracy
Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here (Iraq Civilians LOVE this one!(Magnet theory?)
Get Saddam and bring his gun to little Bushie... ding ding ding!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6BEsZMvrq-IXX
Guess haliburton had been put in place!
What's the Powell Doctrine?
Regardless of any reason, only the supporters of Iran dispute the need. If we succeed in preventing an unholy alliance of nuclear weapons and an unlimited quantity of oil revenue in the hands of terrorists, it is a good thing. The problem with libs is that they have been educated beyond their capacity of understanding. Notice how they keep repeating the same old themes over and over and over. Boring !

Since: Oct 07

United States

#7 Dec 11, 2007
notasitseems wrote:
<quoted text>Regardless of any reason, only the supporters of Iran dispute the need. If we succeed in preventing an unholy alliance of nuclear weapons and an unlimited quantity of oil revenue in the hands of terrorists, it is a good thing. The problem with libs is that they have been educated beyond their capacity of understanding. Notice how they keep repeating the same old themes over and over and over. Boring !
I think being educated is the solution.

The misguided notion that there is a necessity to be blowing the bejeezus out of the middle east is the problem, directly related to a profound lack of education.
notasitseems

Shreveport, LA

#8 Dec 11, 2007
bbts wrote:
<quoted text>
I think being educated is the solution.
The misguided notion that there is a necessity to be blowing the bejeezus out of the middle east is the problem, directly related to a profound lack of education.
Meat and potatoes. Let's see how far we will get in having those in the middle east to allow the education of their citizens beyond how to strap a bomb onto their bodies. How do you propose to start an educational program in a terrorist neighborhood ?
Eirikur

Harrisburg, PA

#9 Dec 11, 2007
Sure thing bbts...tell that to the terrorist, just before he kills you. The only thing they can understand is violence, they have no respect for human life and no matter how much we try to educate them, they may never learn. In the meantime what do we do?...lay over and play dead? Let them attack us again? or do we try to do something good and noble by trying to bring some form of democratic government to the middle east? Just think, only for a moment, take your partisan politics out of the discussion and just imagine...what's the down side of a democratic country in the middle east?? What if this works? Wouldn't that be a good thing for the world?
Bird Hunter

Cobalt, CT

#10 Dec 11, 2007
Does this count as a FLIP-FLOP? What a ZERO Kerry is he's a nonfactor trying to make himself a factor, lets see Clinton has Bab's, Obama has oprah, maybe Kerry can get Aunt Jemimia that would compliment the flip-flop, woman vote, and the black vote

Since: Oct 07

Leominster, MA

#11 Dec 11, 2007
notasitseems wrote:
<quoted text>Meat and potatoes. Let's see how far we will get in having those in the middle east to allow the education of their citizens beyond how to strap a bomb onto their bodies. How do you propose to start an educational program in a terrorist neighborhood ?
An interesting question. Let's take a pragmatic look at the problem:

Which mid east nation is making the most pronounced, systematic effort to indoctrinate hatred and violence toward the west?

Why, that would be Saudi Arabia, with their state funded wahabbist schools.

Our "ally".

What makes you think tearing up Iraq and Iran is affecting this Saudi effort? What effect do you think it's having? What type of military action would diffuse rather than justify their beliefs and exacerbate the problem?

Since: Oct 07

Leominster, MA

#12 Dec 11, 2007
Eirikur wrote:
Sure thing bbts...tell that to the terrorist, just before he kills you. The only thing they can understand is violence, they have no respect for human life and no matter how much we try to educate them, they may never learn. In the meantime what do we do?...lay over and play dead? Let them attack us again? or do we try to do something good and noble by trying to bring some form of democratic government to the middle east? Just think, only for a moment, take your partisan politics out of the discussion and just imagine...what's the down side of a democratic country in the middle east?? What if this works? Wouldn't that be a good thing for the world?
You really still think all Iraqis are terrorists and they will be knocking at your door in the event of a draw down from Iraq?

Poor fella.
notasitseems

Shreveport, LA

#13 Dec 12, 2007
Wahabbist schools are controversal as to the teachings both pro and con, but to date have there been any students flowing from these schools into Iraq or Afganistan to fight against the govt's or for terrorist acts ? The Saudis are allies and are involved in the education of their students. Education is the solution not only there but in Iran as well. Witness the student revolts going on in Iran and this is ongoing education. The most strident anti-Amercian govt in the middle east and the educated students are revolting against the govt.
Shannon

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#14 Dec 12, 2007
Bird Hunter wrote:
Does this count as a FLIP-FLOP? What a ZERO Kerry is he's a nonfactor trying to make himself a factor, lets see Clinton has Bab's, Obama has oprah, maybe Kerry can get Aunt Jemimia that would compliment the flip-flop, woman vote, and the black vote
HA HA HA HA HA, wonderful.....but so true.
Shannon

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 Dec 12, 2007
bbts wrote:
<quoted text>
You really still think all Iraqis are terrorists and they will be knocking at your door in the event of a draw down from Iraq?
Poor fella.
Not all Iraqis are terrorists, but do you want to be the one to confront a seemingly "harmless" child on the street only to find out that he/she is loaded with explosives? Personally I'd rather think they are all bad and live then to trust just one and have it be the wrong one.
Do you want to be the one who comes upon what seems to be the body of a soldier only to find out that it is a dead Iraqi dressed by the terrorists in American camos and his body stuffed with explosives.
In that land you cannot trust anyone, and I agree that it is sad that everyone has to be put into the same classification to prevent harm to oneself.
Hawk

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Dec 12, 2007
Sec Def Robert Gates agrees with Kerry. Gee, too bad we don't have that intelligence at the helm today!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071211/ts_nm/afg...

Eirikur

Harrisburg, PA

#17 Dec 12, 2007
Nope bbts, never said all Iragis were terrorists, just wondering how you explain to a terrorist all he needs is to be educated while he's in the process of jihad against America...think he cares about your opinion?! It never ceases to amaze me how the liberals can't even imagine what the middle east would look like if we can make some form of democratic government work. Do you really hate Bush that much that can't even theorize for a minute how much better the middle east, us, and the rest of the free world would be? Talk about a "poor fella".

Since: Oct 07

Leominster, MA

#18 Dec 12, 2007
Shannon wrote:
<quoted text>
Not all Iraqis are terrorists, but do you want to be the one to confront a seemingly "harmless" child on the street only to find out that he/she is loaded with explosives? Personally I'd rather think they are all bad and live then to trust just one and have it be the wrong one.
Do you want to be the one who comes upon what seems to be the body of a soldier only to find out that it is a dead Iraqi dressed by the terrorists in American camos and his body stuffed with explosives.
In that land you cannot trust anyone, and I agree that it is sad that everyone has to be put into the same classification to prevent harm to oneself.
You have a greater chance of being struck by lightening. Why are you people so terrified all the time?

Oh yeah, because the president and the television tell you to be terrified.

I am not afraid. I do feel sorry for you having to live in fear all the time though.

Hug your gun tight and tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Since: Oct 07

Leominster, MA

#19 Dec 12, 2007
notasitseems wrote:
Wahabbist schools are controversal as to the teachings both pro and con, but to date have there been any students flowing from these schools into Iraq or Afganistan to fight against the govt's or for terrorist acts ? The Saudis are allies and are involved in the education of their students. Education is the solution not only there but in Iran as well. Witness the student revolts going on in Iran and this is ongoing education. The most strident anti-Amercian govt in the middle east and the educated students are revolting against the govt.
You just said:

"
Eirikur wrote:
Sure thing bbts...tell that to the terrorist, just before he kills you. The only thing they can understand is violence, they have no respect for human life and no matter how much we try to educate them, they may never learn. In the meantime what do we do?...lay over and play dead? Let them attack us again? or do we try to do something good and noble by trying to bring some form of democratic government to the middle east? Just think, only for a moment, take your partisan politics out of the discussion and just imagine...what's the down side of a democratic country in the middle east?? What if this works? Wouldn't that be a good thing for the world?"

If the only thing they understand is violence, and have no respect for human life, what makes you think we can force them to democracy by killing them?

Regardless, you keep saying "tell that to the terrorists before they kill you".

What makes you that drawing down from Iraq will magically create terrorists in my town?

I think that is foolish and ridiculous.
NOT A GOAT

Stamford, CT

#20 Dec 12, 2007
yea,,,,all these politicains want more money for the contractors to fight these fake wars killing innocent people,,,,,the taliban doesnt even have a military yet we have been fleeced by bush and his democratic stockholder friends,,,went have wasted billions bombing the wilderness in afghanistan,,,almost daily they extort us telling us if we dont fight them oil will go higher,,,,that was bushs strategy all along,,,,he is a war criminal and thief,,,SUCKER'S

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