Obama: U.S. has turned corner in Afghanistan

Full story: CBS News 27
President Barack Obama on Thursday told American troops who've fought in Afghanistan that the U.S. has turned a corner after nearly 10 years of war, and it's time for their comrades still in that country to start coming home. Full Story
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Moot Point

Sea Cliff, NY

#1 Jun 23, 2011
Obama's withdrawal plan sounds okay. It's something in any case. It's about time and about the waiting for this to happen.God bless the military personnel who willl finally be returned safely and reunited with their families for at least their homecomings. No political arguments on this, please. We sholuld be united in our gratitude for this breakthrough in a war th;at never should have taken kplace in the first place. Let freedom ring.
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#2 Jun 23, 2011
Moot Point wrote:
Obama's withdrawal plan sounds okay. It's something in any case. It's about time and about the waiting for this to happen.God bless the military personnel who willl finally be returned safely and reunited with their families for at least their homecomings. No political arguments on this, please. We sholuld be united in our gratitude for this breakthrough in a war th;at never should have taken kplace in the first place. Let freedom ring.
playing with numbers is not withdrawl but maybe the feel good factor is nice.

Since: Mar 07

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jun 24, 2011
Nearly 10 years of war, more than $1,000,000,000,000 and thousands of innocent people murdered by the Yankees and their lapdogs from NATO and Obombya says a corner has been turned. Right!! the American pigs could have saved a lot of time and effort if they had listened to the government of Afghanistan after 9/11. The Afghans told George W. Bush &Co that they had bin Laden and would hand him over if the Americans gave them any proof that bin Laden was involved in the 9/11 attack.

But oh no, we can't have that. The Yankee Imperialists Pigs being what and who they are wouldn't play ball. After all , they are AMERICA and have a god given right to run other peoples lives. And nearly 10 years later the Yankee bastards are still bogged down in an unwinnable war against a people who have NEVER been beaten. Looks fuckingoodon ya', Yankee dickheads.
LOL

Tampa, FL

#4 Jun 24, 2011
Turned the corner ???????

Ha ha ha ha...

obama is soooo full of $hit....

making all right turns is just going in circles.....
Obama is nuts

Belle Glade, FL

#5 Jun 24, 2011
As soon as we leave, the Taliban and AlQuaeda is going to kick Afghani ass! What a joke.
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#6 Jun 24, 2011
john canada wrote:
Nearly 10 years of war, more than $1,000,000,000,000 and thousands of innocent people murdered by the Yankees and their lapdogs from NATO and Obombya says a corner has been turned. Right!! the American pigs could have saved a lot of time and effort if they had listened to the government of Afghanistan after 9/11. The Afghans told George W. Bush &Co that they had bin Laden and would hand him over if the Americans gave them any proof that bin Laden was involved in the 9/11 attack.
But oh no, we can't have that. The Yankee Imperialists Pigs being what and who they are wouldn't play ball. After all , they are AMERICA and have a god given right to run other peoples lives. And nearly 10 years later the Yankee bastards are still bogged down in an unwinnable war against a people who have NEVER been beaten. Looks fuckingoodon ya', Yankee dickheads.
Another point of view,about now the richard heads.Well there is a lot of truth in what you say,however searching the caves of bora bora in Afghanistan was not the place where Bin Laden was apparently,and then no proof about his final demise,and was finally disposed of in the sea,allegedley ,which further enraged the moslems,al-quada,and other elements that keep popping up.The small British contingent,of ten thousand men,and other armies are barely reffered to,but are helping in the fight,but what the fight is over no one seems to know,some people are not interested,now the british government are complaining about the cost of this war,which the cost is now underestimated,from 200 million which apparently will then be 1 billion pounds sterling,or more,an army of what was 150,000 and is now 100,000 men,plus starting another war in Libya,because apparentley to help the rebels,maybe it is to help the flow of oil which has doubled in price to the motorist,similar to the suez crises,when england found out that we were not a world power anymore,and failed to get permission from america,to go and get our canal back.I dont see any important oil wells in afghanistan,or canals maybe the poppy fields is the answer.However Mr Blair our glorious leader,and the government of the time did manage to get permission from america to take part in the war in Iraq,where there was Oil in large quantities.We like America have problems with the health of the nation,and our old people are going into care homes where they are being starved,and ripped off,that is if they have any money or property,this story is true,and it seems as if i have made it up about the old folks homes,We are now looking forward to a massive stike promised by the trade unions,in the near future,trouble at home,paying in to the european union to bail out all the countries that have gone bust were next.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#7 Jun 24, 2011
"The president’s rhetoric, overall, was hideous.“The tide of war is receding,” he said, and he repeated the “tide” metaphor a little later on. But war is not a fact of nature, like an ocean. It is a rash act of rulers.

Obama all but claimed to be clairvoyant, saying,“The light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance.” I’m not sure what telescope he’s using, but I wouldn’t rely on that, either in Iraq or in Afghanistan.
http://www.progressive.org/wx062311.html
Rattle Kattle

Winter Springs, FL

#8 Jun 24, 2011
The US is a loser in Afghaistan..Iraq..Pakistan..Ly bia

USA go home...just go home...revenge is too expensive
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#9 Jun 24, 2011
Ramafuchs wrote:
"The president’s rhetoric, overall, was hideous.“The tide of war is receding,” he said, and he repeated the “tide” metaphor a little later on. But war is not a fact of nature, like an ocean. It is a rash act of rulers.
Obama all but claimed to be clairvoyant, saying,“The light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance.” I’m not sure what telescope he’s using, but I wouldn’t rely on that, either in Iraq or in Afghanistan.
http://www.progressive.org/wx062311.html
The president of the united states has continued to do the same as his predeccesor,and has to have the support of his government before he can make decisions,but eventually the support may come out on his side,the advice on what to do comes also from the military,some of the military want the war to continue,and others want the war to continue because in their minds they think the usa is winning in aghanistan,if this is true winning what?

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#10 Jun 24, 2011
As a british citizen you should know a country where I was born, namely India.
All over the globe injustice is visible but decency is not. Ask your neighbour sir if you doubt my views.
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#11 Jun 24, 2011
Ramafuchs wrote:
As a british citizen you should know a country where I was born, namely India.
All over the globe injustice is visible but decency is not. Ask your neighbour sir if you doubt my views.
it is nice to know that british citizen is on this subject from germany,interested in world affairs thanks for your comments.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#12 Jun 24, 2011
Glasgow Uk is not in Germany but in GB.
I live in cologne_ Germany.. Perhaps my above response is couched in faulty English which is a foreign language for me.
Anyway here is a quote about our topic.

"President Obama’s speech tonight violated one of his most important campaign promises: to “end the mind-set that leads to war.”

To the contrary, his announcement of a token shift of 10,000 soldiers leaving by the end of 2011, and maybe another 23,000 in another year, makes clear that his claim tonight that “the tide of war is receding” remains untrue. The enormous current deployment of 250,000 U.S. and allied military forces (100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon-paid contractors) in Afghanistan continues, and reflects not an end but an embrace of the mind-set of war, even with this small shift of soldiers. This was an opportunity for President Obama to recognize our democracy, to acknowledge and – dare I suggest?– even respect the views of the vast majority of the American people. Sixty-four percent of the people of our country believe the war is not worth fighting. When this war began in October 2001, only about 12% of people in the U.S. did not support it. So 64% opposition means a lot of folks have come to that realization now after years of escalating Afghan civilian and U.S. military casualties, years of a collapsing economy, and yes, years of hard-fought anti-war organizing.

The American people are way ahead of the government on this one – Congress, the White House, the Pentagon, all of them."
http://www.zcommunications.org/in-afghanistan...
Enough

Williston, FL

#13 Jun 24, 2011
Americans are sick of Obama and his idiotic wars.
Tony

Tampa, FL

#14 Jun 24, 2011
Nothing has changed in Afghanistan...

o-bribe-a's plan is too sneak slowly out the back door.

Vietnam in slow motion.

This all political manuvering...

The american government with o-bribe-a in office is operating on...... INSANITY......

americans have become the most FOOLISH and STUPID group of people on the planet.
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#15 Jun 24, 2011
Tony wrote:
Nothing has changed in Afghanistan...
o-bribe-a's plan is too sneak slowly out the back door.
Vietnam in slow motion.
This all political manuvering...
The american government with o-bribe-a in office is operating on...... INSANITY......
americans have become the most FOOLISH and STUPID group of people on the planet.
Our so called democracy is flawed and allows these mistakes to be made which the ordinary people pay a heavy price,people power is not powerfull enough.
USA

Williston, FL

#16 Jun 25, 2011
Enough wrote:
Americans are sick of Obama and his idiotic wars.
How many more billions is this stupidity going to cost US taxpayers? What is the end game, do we intend to impose "democracy" on the entire world? Fat chance!!
Lygos Williamsi

Miami, FL

#17 Jun 25, 2011
Tony wrote:
Nothing has changed in Afghanistan...
o-bribe-a's plan is too sneak slowly out the back door.
Vietnam in slow motion.
This all political manuvering...
The american government with o-bribe-a in office is operating on...... INSANITY......
americans have become the most FOOLISH and STUPID group of people on the planet.
I voted for the Nobel peace hypocrite and agree with you 100%.

When it comes to war Obama and Bush are the same but Obama better at word play and media gives him free war pass.

"americans have become the most FOOLISH and STUPID group of people on the planet"

As far as so many being conned when it comes to staying in aimless no win financial abyss wars your correct.
However it does seem that REGARDLESS of who those of us with eyes wide open vote for we wind up getting war profit whores.

I will be looking for another candidate this election. Imagine an independent because Reps are ALWAYS war hawks once elected.
Lygos Williamsi

Miami, FL

#18 Jun 25, 2011
USA wrote:
<quoted text> How many more billions is this stupidity going to cost US taxpayers? What is the end game, do we intend to impose "democracy" on the entire world? Fat chance!!
More like trillions as this adminstration just like last can not be trusted.
Lygos Williamsi

Miami, FL

#19 Jun 25, 2011
pat toms wrote:
<quoted text>
The president of the united states has continued to do the same as his predeccesor,and has to have the support of his government before he can make decisions,but eventually the support may come out on his side,the advice on what to do comes also from the military,some of the military want the war to continue,and others want the war to continue because in their minds they think the usa is winning in aghanistan,if this is true winning what?
Well if by winning this administration means the elite war profiter corporations than yes "we" are winning.

We voted for change and got same ole if not worse when it comes to never ending wars .

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#20 Jun 25, 2011
"Sometimes our flame goes out,
but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being." - Albert Schweitzer

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