Actually, Obama followed the withdrawal plan set out by Bush. He left troops in Iraq longer than he promised, but he did bring them out. He then boosted us up in a major way into Afghanistan. Is bin Laden gone? Yes. Did we lose more American lives. Yes. Are those lives not as important as those lost in Iraq? You keep slamming Bush with NO blame whatsoever on Obama for the lives lost in Afghanistan. We have lost MORE lives in the since bin Laden's death. How do you explain that? Is that okay? Are those lives not important? I can't wait for your reply of, "but Bush caused hundreads of thousands of Americans to lose their lives. Obama only caused 1,000 or some such crap. Are those 1,000 not as important? Well, not important enough to YOU. Obama gets a pass, right? Obama actually intensified the war in Afghanistan as he was promising to end it. Remember the surge? The U.S. went from approx. 31,000 tropps in Afghanistan at the end of 2008 to about 71,000 a year later. The peak was 111,000 a year later.(Obama's watch) He more than tripled the number of troops in Afghanistan during his first two years in office. I guess that's okay with you libs. So, during Bush's term between 20,000 to 30,000 troops were there and then Obama took over and the number increased to over 100,000. It's okay with you because bin Laden is dead, right? Obama has narrowed the goals in Afghanistan until HE could make the proclamation the war, in a traditional sense, was unwinnable. So, what do YOU think of his willingness to employ and expand the use of drones in Afghanistan??? Do you care about the collateral damage?<quoted text>
Yep, Rice and President Cheney .. er ... Bush sure were absolutely right about invading Iraq, the biggest debacle in American history since Vietnam.
She assured us we'd be greeted at liberators and loved by the people - Instead we had thousands of dead American troops;
She said we'd won't cost a dime, the people there will pay all our expenses from oil sales- Instead we are looking at over a $2,000,000,000,000.00 cost to taxpayers;
She claimed we had to attack and invade and occupy and rebuild Iraq because next Tuesday they'll be sending nuclear warheads toward Des Moines from Baghdad - Instead Iraq couldn't even maintain its obsolete tanks, let alone design and construct nuclear missiles.
Isn't it amazing that no matter how wrong these folks have been - over and over and over again - somehow they maintain their status as "credible".
At least Gen. Powell has had the decency to admit he was wrong and misled by Bush and his merry band of gangsters.
Troops in Iraq =$800,000 per troop per year.
Troops in Afghanistan =$1.2 MILLION per troop per year Source: Todd Harrison, senior fellow
for defense budget studies at the
center for Strategic and Budgetary
Now, Afghanistan is experiencing a resurgence of the Taliban. So, were those lives lost on Obama's watch wasted? Well? Now, Pakistan has emerged as a possible terrorist haven.
I KNOW this whole post is a waste of my time. I just couldn't read your ridiculous blaming anymore without hearing your insane excuses for Obama. Can't wait.