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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pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#21 Jun 25, 2011
Lygos Williamsi wrote:
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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 .
yes the profiters are making money on reconstruction and also security firms are cashing in.
Afghanistan Vet

New York, NY

#22 Jun 26, 2011
Obama is nuts wrote:
As soon as we leave, the Taliban and AlQuaeda is going to kick Afghani ass! What a joke.
Exactly. The only way to really win, is to make Afghanistan into the next US State! Then we could put them all on welfare and food stamps, and everyone would be happy. Same goes for Libya!

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#23 Jun 26, 2011
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.-Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

I had a quote which i hadread on the inauguration day of Obama's presidency.
It is about a coat of his daughter,
Here it is

The people who are going to repair our economy, protect the free world, liberate the rest, restore justice, order and peace, fix health care and save the environment didn't see that, in a time when people are losing jobs and homes and health care, when cities and states are facing massive cutbacks and bankruptcy, when the American taxpayer is on the hook for trillions of dollars in corporate bailouts and more trillions in debt for illegal wars, when our schools are in trouble and our children face the most uncertain of futures, in times like these, most people can't afford to spend $248.00 or more on a little girl's coat. Someone should have realized that.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#24 Jun 26, 2011
"Can any reasonable man be well disposed toward a government which makes war and carnage the only means of supporting itself?" ~~~ Alexander Hamilton
pat toms

Glasgow, UK

#25 Jun 26, 2011
Afghanistan Vet wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly. The only way to really win, is to make Afghanistan into the next US State! Then we could put them all on welfare and food stamps, and everyone would be happy. Same goes for Libya!
yes it wpould be cheaper than killing them.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#26 Jun 26, 2011
Barack Obama's plan for a limited withdrawal from Afghanistan means tens of thousands of American troops will remain there, many of them fighting, for several years to come

Nowhere did he pledge that all the personnel would be brought home by that 2014 date.
Nor did he mention that 68,000 service personnel will remain in Afghanistan after September 2012. In addition, according to the Congressional Research Office, 18,919 "private security contractors" working for the Defense Department will also be serving in Afghanistan, performing duties seemingly indistinguishable from those done by servicemen and women.
That means that after the pullout more than 86,000 personnel will remain engaged in fighting or the vague "support" duties cited by the president
http://www.issuesandalibis.org/#TheQuotableQu... ...

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#27 Jun 26, 2011
"You have your way.
I have my way.
As for the right way,
the correct way,
and the only way,
it does not exist." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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