Official: 30,000 Troops for Afghan Surge

Official: 30,000 Troops for Afghan Surge

There are 13 comments on the CBS News story from Dec 1, 2009, titled Official: 30,000 Troops for Afghan Surge. In it, CBS News reports that:

In this May 6, 2009 file photo President Obama speaks to reporters after his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, left, in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington.

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Jurg

Ilsede, Germany

#1 Dec 1, 2009
it was big mistake to vote for those democrats. They are really much more cranky and degenerate than those republicans. They embezzle national money and huge bilions of dolars for crime against humanity there and genocide there, it is incomprehensive. It is really only embazzelment of national money of usa and this war will be lost - it is just lost. It is clear that in a few years all those attacked and invaded counttry: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan will not have any contacts with usa - it will be the first effect of this war-genocide will not go away just- all those murdered Afghans, Pakistanis are people- children, men, women of their nations and usa and some kind of hitleritelike invaders and something much worse then, the second effect will be extreme doubts of usa-hopefully after rulling of such morons as this obama, clinton, bien and their democratic company this usa will be banana insignificant, sinking in debts and demoralization banana republic. I cannot imagine that those so called soldiers who go there and murder malnutried, innocent people there, rape women, ruined lives of people and knwoing what they do with those invaded countries can be normal citizens - they will be moral wrecks, alcoholics and junkies, psychoes and criminals, nothing more as social scum, unable to lead normal lives . Besides how much money of normal civilian people who work their guts out and have nothing for honest jobs and not genocide but normal honest work in reality will be lost just for this crime against humanity like this war is?
Is it pretty and well to commit crime against humanity? Are this left-handed african from kenya, this cranky criminal woman-clinton and this biden and their democratic party above the morality, above the law because they have military war criminals and some criminal lobbists for whom they serve. Not for own society but for minority of lobbists, then in the next election let they will be elected by minority of lobbists and another people must elect another party and another president.

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Traverse City, MI

#2 Dec 1, 2009
Soo obama is only giving half of what the general wanted..... does he not want to win this?
Rush Baby

Manhattan, KS

#3 Dec 1, 2009
Hero Dick Cheney slammed the Obama Administration for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
FOX Nation reported on this Politico interview:

On the eve of the unveiling of the nation’s new Afghanistan policy, former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed President Barack Obama for projecting “weakness” to adversaries and warned that more workaday Afghans will side with the Taliban if they think the United States is heading for the exits.

In a 90-minute interview at his suburban Washington house, Cheney said the president’s “agonizing” about Afghanistan strategy “has consequences for your forces in the field.”

“I begin to get nervous when I see the commander in chief making decisions apparently for what I would describe as small ‘p’ political reasons, where he’s trying to balance off different competing groups in society,” Cheney said.

“Every time he delays, defers, debates, changes his position, it begins to raise questions: Is the commander in chief really behind what they’ve been asked to do?”
Rush Baby

Manhattan, KS

#4 Dec 1, 2009
Lone Goat wrote:
Soo obama is only giving half of what the general wanted..... does he not want to win this?
No he despises this country as is. He wants to CHANGE it.... He is a weak man.

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Traverse City, MI

#5 Dec 1, 2009
Rush Baby wrote:
<quoted text>No he despises this country as is. He wants to CHANGE it.... He is a weak man.
then why send any? i just don't get his logic.
Rush Baby

Manhattan, KS

#6 Dec 1, 2009
Lone Goat wrote:
<quoted text>
then why send any? i just don't get his logic.
Because there is no logic.
haha

Toronto, Canada

#7 Dec 1, 2009
You Americans voted for this idiot of a president. You really wanted a CHANGE for the worse. Soon enough CODEX will come into effect and we will all die from malnutrition and diseases such as cold flu which has the same symptoms as swine flu. 1 billion will die from starvation because of no money for food and 2 billion from diseases.

CODEX commission's primary objective is PROFITS and not human health. WAKE UP

Look up CODEX on youtube if you dont believe me.
Rush Baby

Manhattan, KS

#8 Dec 1, 2009
Like his racism, Obama admitted to his disdain of America’s military during his campaign, as he believes they are butchers, imposing America’s imperialist and capitalist views willy-nilly around the world. Remember that as with all things Bush, Obama “inherited this mess”–that includes the US military.

Nevertheless, don’t be surprised if Obama’s staff wrangles to get him an honorary degree! And why not?! Obama came to essentially the same conclusion that proven military strategist and 4-star General McChrystal concluded…only Obama’s strategy is better! If only McChrystal had come to the conclusion to use only 35,000 troops, instead of the 40,000l! How stupid was that?!! One can easily see that Obama is much more contemplative and definitive in his conclusion, than McChrystal!
haha

Toronto, Canada

#9 Dec 1, 2009
Rush Baby wrote:
Like his racism, Obama admitted to his disdain of America’s military during his campaign, as he believes they are butchers, imposing America’s imperialist and capitalist views willy-nilly around the world. Remember that as with all things Bush, Obama “inherited this mess”–that includes the US military.
Nevertheless, don’t be surprised if Obama’s staff wrangles to get him an honorary degree! And why not?! Obama came to essentially the same conclusion that proven military strategist and 4-star General McChrystal concluded…only Obama’s strategy is better! If only McChrystal had come to the conclusion to use only 35,000 troops, instead of the 40,000l! How stupid was that?!! One can easily see that Obama is much more contemplative and definitive in his conclusion, than McChrystal!
The wording of the media companies, run by jews obviously puts a good twist to things just to make Obama sound smart and correct.
But in reality he is a dumb man just like bush was. As we all know the G20 run the world and we are in a slave like world since the Egyptian times. The only way out is to abolish money and create a self sustaining world, with solar power, wind power, natural food farmers and not Gentically modified foods that we are forced to eat because if a company is codex compliant they win all the court cases. CODEX protects profits for big pharma and big medi companies.
Media on the other hand likes to spin horse shit in their spliffs and turn the stories around to make it seem like its ok, 30,000 troops will be sent, even though 20,000 are american, how can obama be so sure that U.N will give him the other 10,000 if he has not had a reply yet... Sounds like it was planned and staged..

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#11 Dec 1, 2009
Lone Goat wrote:
Soo obama is only giving half of what the general wanted..... does he not want to win this?
Win? Win what? How? Change every Aghani to be our friend? There is no "winning" this mess. Eight years+.. all we have done is make more enemies, and now we can't kill them all. Oh , we could wipe out the country, but then we have more enemies from without.

Bush and Cheney screwed us with Afghanistan .. we are now just finding out how badly we were fukt.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#12 Dec 1, 2009
Lone Goat wrote:
Soo obama is only giving half of what the general wanted..... does he not want to win this?
As you aske, I will give you your answer. No! Obama doesn't want to win. He was raised Muslim and this is why he has dragged his feet on sending troops. He hasn't done anything yet to help America. All he has been doing is trying to tear America down.

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Traverse City, MI

#13 Dec 1, 2009
Coolmind wrote:
<quoted text>
Win? Win what? How? Change every Aghani to be our friend? There is no "winning" this mess. Eight years+.. all we have done is make more enemies, and now we can't kill them all. Oh , we could wipe out the country, but then we have more enemies from without.
Bush and Cheney screwed us with Afghanistan .. we are now just finding out how badly we were fukt.
Victory is always a option. only in full victory will there be true peace.
Rush Baby

Manhattan, KS

#14 Dec 1, 2009
The previous 92 days of dithering over what to do in Afghanistan has cost a lot of lives. While navels have been gazed at, and hands wrung, Soldiers have been making the ultimate sacrifice to defend freedoms their CinC and his cronies seem hell-bent on taking away from us here at home… all the while giving them no clear instruction on what to do or how to get it done.

With his speech tonight, Obama will finally be taking responsibility for how Afghanistan plays out in America’s history books. Sources are telling the media that he plans to send more troops after all (a smaller number than requested), plans to focus on training Afghans on how to defend themselves, and plans to MAKE the Afghan and Pakistani Governments stop being corrupt. Wrapped around this tidy little package will be a firm timeline for withdrawal aligned with the timing of launching his re-election campaign. Color me cynical here.

I hope for the sake of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines that this strategy will result in victory for America, and that we can bring our guys home. I hope that Afghans and Pakistanis can develop even a fraction of the love of freedom that we Americans still enjoy. I hope, above all hope, that we can rid the world of terrorists and destroy the idea in peoples’ minds that terrorism serves any purpose in a world of freedom-minded societies. Given we are about to engage in a fight to leave rather than a fight to win, I have my doubts.

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