Obama plan: 34,000 troops to Afghanistan

Obama plan: 34,000 troops to Afghanistan

There are 48 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 24, 2009, titled Obama plan: 34,000 troops to Afghanistan. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he's called "a war of necessity" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy Newspapers.

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K Bar

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Nov 24, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
This is the wrong decision. Our President is being influenced by leftovers from the war regime of Bushco & Friends.
Bring all of he troops home now.
Oh no.... This is all YOUR Mr. Presidents doing. I'll give you this tho, I haven't heard you play the race card like your moronic comrade, John.
Chev Chelios

Mound, MN

#24 Nov 24, 2009
What is exasperating is a dimwit liberal like you throwing around the race card around like a spoiled arrogant teenage punk. Ninny. The truth about you pathetic little hero failing DISMALLY causes liberals to get there undies bunched up. Go back to Sesame Street, John. Weirdo.
dirk

Florence, AL

#25 Nov 24, 2009
Meteoroid: that iron rock that streaks through space
Meteor: that iron rock that blazes through the Earth's atmosphere
Meteorite: that iron rock that crashes to the Earth's terra firma
Mediocrity: that iron rock between obama's ears that prevents him from rising to the level of statesman

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#26 Nov 24, 2009
As an outsider i beg all the people of USA to stop further blood-shed.
My special appeal to those religious/pious Americans: Please stop buying anything and thereby make all these banalism to face an end.

It is not BUSH or OBAMA. It is YOU who wish to prolong this barbarism.

let me pay my condolences for those who are supporting wars
John

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Nov 24, 2009
"weak minded (sic)"

LOL!
Sam

Delano, MN

#28 Nov 24, 2009
All we heard during the 2008 campaign was "Exit Strategy Mr Bush, where is your exit strategy?"

So BHO is in office for long enough to develop an "Exit Strategy" and where is it?

And now a Jr Senator from Chicago with much experiance in "Community Organization" grills his General on the ground in Afghanistan regarding troop strength and shorts him 6,000 troops.

The entire concept is a bunch of BS, the General WILL resign!

And what about Iraq, what is the BHO "Exit Strategy" for Iraq?

I'm glad I didn't vote for an idiot in 2008, no matter if he won or not!!!
Insert Name Here

Saint Joseph, MN

#29 Nov 24, 2009
Well it only took him almost 3 months from McChrystal's request. And it's less than half than requested. 12 years in the Corps and I spent over 2 years of my life in Iraq away from my family. I had friends die and good friends that are my brothers in harms way right now so I've earned the right to criticize. Our CINC is not listening to his generals. Going for McChrystal lite is not the answer. Instead he's trying to keep both sides happy while only adding to the troops misery. Either commit and get this thing over with or get out now, not tomorrow, now. Instead of comitting to victory he's hoping for a status quo at best with this decision. He's obviously not comitted to winning. A message that is received by those on the ground all too clearly.
Sam

Delano, MN

#30 Nov 24, 2009
Thanks for your view, I have limited Army drafted experiance state side during Vietnam. Much of BS time during my tenure was with Vietnam combat people returning to finish off their 3 year tours in the states. Morale was very low in the Army with the peace movement active in our company compound.

Sure looks like BHO is setting us up for another quagmire!

You are 100% correct, either do it right or get out NOW!

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Insert Name Here wrote:
Well it only took him almost 3 months from McChrystal's request. And it's less than half than requested. 12 years in the Corps and I spent over 2 years of my life in Iraq away from my family. I had friends die and good friends that are my brothers in harms way right now so I've earned the right to criticize. Our CINC is not listening to his generals. Going for McChrystal lite is not the answer. Instead he's trying to keep both sides happy while only adding to the troops misery. Either commit and get this thing over with or get out now, not tomorrow, now. Instead of comitting to victory he's hoping for a status quo at best with this decision. He's obviously not comitted to winning. A message that is received by those on the ground all too clearly.
John

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Nov 24, 2009
Sam wrote:
All we heard during the 2008 campaign was "Exit Strategy Mr Bush, where is your exit strategy?"
So BHO is in office for long enough to develop an "Exit Strategy" and where is it?
And now a Jr Senator from Chicago with much experiance in "Community Organization" grills his General on the ground in Afghanistan regarding troop strength and shorts him 6,000 troops.
The entire concept is a bunch of BS, the General WILL resign!
And what about Iraq, what is the BHO "Exit Strategy" for Iraq?
I'm glad I didn't vote for an idiot in 2008, no matter if he won or not!!!
We're leaving Iraq, as he promised. He's focusing on Afghanistan, as he also promised.

I'm sorry you're a low-information voter who doesn't even know where a candidate stands. That's very closed-minded.
Peter

Houston, TX

#32 Nov 24, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
We're leaving Iraq, as he promised. He's focusing on Afghanistan, as he also promised.
I'm sorry you're a low-information voter who doesn't even know where a candidate stands. That's very closed-minded.
The Iraq exit is nothing different than Bush himself would've done. All made possible because of the surge, something Obama opposed. He and his liberal colleagues called our defeat at almost the exact turning point of the war. Harry Reid: "The War is lost". Nice!

And, yep, we're escalating Afghanistan, a truly medieval sinkhole. It's just a matter of time until the Code Pink freaks and other left-wing loons call for surrender there too. I suppose it'll take about a year until the left-wing fringe starts to melt all over again.
John

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Nov 24, 2009
Peter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Iraq exit is nothing different than Bush himself would've done.
LOL. Yeah, he was just getting around to it and it slipped his mind.

Bush worshippers crack me up... so rare these days...
Sam

Delano, MN

#34 Nov 24, 2009
How old are you?

Were you ever in the military?

How many years have you worked?

What organizations have you worked for?

How many companies and levels of government have you worked for?

What education do you have?

What do you do for hobbies?

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John wrote:
<quoted text>
We're leaving Iraq, as he promised. He's focusing on Afghanistan, as he also promised.
I'm sorry you're a low-information voter who doesn't even know where a candidate stands. That's very closed-minded.
John

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Nov 24, 2009
Sam wrote:
How old are you?
Were you ever in the military?
How many years have you worked?
What organizations have you worked for?
How many companies and levels of government have you worked for?
What education do you have?
What do you do for hobbies?
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<quoted text>
Sorry, I'm not interested in dating you. Please go to gay.com - I'm sure you can find a suitable mate there.
Insert Name Here

Saint Joseph, MN

#36 Nov 24, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
We're leaving Iraq, as he promised. He's focusing on Afghanistan, as he also promised.
I'm sorry you're a low-information voter who doesn't even know where a candidate stands. That's very closed-minded.
Wow 50,000 troops being there indefinately is leaving? Speaking of low information.
dirk

Florence, AL

#37 Nov 24, 2009
how many more years obama gonna dog us around?
dirk

Florence, AL

#38 Nov 24, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
This is the wrong decision. Our President is being influenced by leftovers from the war regime of Bushco & Friends.
Bring all of he troops home now.
Like a walrus, lolling, desperately, on the sharp tufted rock of truth, you wish and will your morbidly obese ideology to roll over and embrace the femme fatale of obamaism, only to fatally crush its hope, and yours, in the fading light of falsehood, in the California sunset.
K Bar

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Nov 24, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I'm not interested in dating you. Please go to gay.com - I'm sure you can find a suitable mate there.
I knew you were a closet gay. Did that web site come from your favorites? Wave that rainbow flag proudly Nancy!
P.S. You've been reported! LOL!!
Clueless

Saint Paul, MN

#40 Nov 24, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
This is the wrong decision. Our President is being influenced by leftovers from the war regime of Bushco & Friends.
Bring all of he troops home now.
Now Bush is influencing Obama on the war. The same Obama
who ran for President saying this war was the defining
one and would fight to win it.

Always blame someone else for everything, never accept
responsibility for anything, never have an original thought,
and when you have no answers run away. Textbook paranoia.
Get treatment, my friend, there are people who can help you.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#41 Nov 25, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
We're leaving Iraq, as he promised. He's focusing on Afghanistan, as he also promised.
I'm sorry you're a low-information voter who doesn't even know where a candidate stands. That's very closed-minded.
Please explain how he's focusing on Afganistan. He has been dragging his feet on the issue for his entire presidency. His is more worried about how much of our money he can waste than he is about giving our troops what they need to be sucsessful.
Clueless

Saint Paul, MN

#42 Nov 25, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. Yeah, he was just getting around to it and it slipped his mind.
Bush worshippers crack me up... so rare these days...
Hey, IRISH, you changing your name again? You need
to change web sites too; the ones you get your talking
points from are a year old. Bush hasn't been President
for almost a year now. Everything, EVERYTHING in both
wars, the economy, the unemployment, the deficit.........
need I go on? It's ALL your guy now. He owns it all.
Sorry, you can't blame it on anyone else anymore.

Always blame others, never accept responsibility for
anything, never have an original thought, and when you
are confronted with evidence just run away.
Textbook paranoia; textbook Democrat today.

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