Obama orders 30,000 troops to Afghanistan

Declaring "our security is at stake," President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, nearly tripling the force he inherited but promising an impatient public to begin withdrawal in 18 months. Full Story
Many Questions

Upland, CA

#1 Dec 2, 2009
Other than being a little more of a Socialist, can anyone tell me the difference between Buch and Obama? I thought he was bringing some change!
Right Now

Playa Del Rey, CA

#2 Dec 2, 2009
Too little , too late.
Story of the Obama administration.
What a sorry SOB
I am starting to believe the headlines of the Globe.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#3 Dec 2, 2009
OBAMA is a puny resident of USA.
A person of his intellectual acumen can change , shape and infuse hope.
But he had failed.
Let Athiests bless OBAMA

Since: Jan 09

Duarte, CA

#4 Dec 2, 2009
He should have sent the 45,000.

Looks like Obama just lost another 25% of his base.
patton

Pasadena, CA

#5 Dec 2, 2009
Why don't you sign up to go? Or are you too old & fat?
Ricky Ricardo

United States

#6 Dec 2, 2009
Homeland security, snitches

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 2, 2009
he'll do that,but first america must pay big time in blood and treasure.
Many Questions wrote:
Other than being a little more of a Socialist, can anyone tell me the difference between Buch and Obama? I thought he was bringing some change!
BroadwayBob

Fullerton, CA

#8 Dec 2, 2009
If NATO increases their total number of combat ready troops and Pakistan is willing to allow operations in its FATA region, then, I am all for Obama's new plan. Problem is these are two big IFs.
Sputnik

Canberra, Australia

#10 Dec 2, 2009
Give this man another Peace prize!!! The nobel comity must be crying crocodile tears right now. Wasted one prize and Obama just flushed the meaning of that prize to the toilet.

This is a man of war just like his predecessors.
Sputnik

Canberra, Australia

#11 Dec 2, 2009
BroadwayBob wrote:
If NATO increases their total number of combat ready troops and Pakistan is willing to allow operations in its FATA region, then, I am all for Obama's new plan. Problem is these are two big IFs.
Sound simple!!! Exactly the reason that got you into Iraq. You people think that this is a video game, just start go in, shoot and finish off.
BroadwayBob

Covina, CA

#13 Dec 3, 2009
Trying to understand the apathetic approach to foreign policy by the international community is puzzling. Would you suggest we simply withdraw from Afghanistan? What would be the outcome of such a move? I believe most Americans put a little more than emotions into determing whether continuing the war on terror is important. Many of us have children serving. Many of us served. We understand what is at stake. Obviously, you don't. Learn a little more about the situation.
Sputnik wrote:
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Sound simple!!! Exactly the reason that got you into Iraq. You people think that this is a video game, just start go in, shoot and finish off.

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