Obama gave commanders leeway on Afghan pullout

Jun 26, 2011 Full story: Boston.com 129

In promising a U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will begin in July, President Barack Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details, including the number of troops to depart first and whether any of those will be combat forces, administration and military officials said Sunday.

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Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#1 Jun 26, 2011
It won't be hard to find 10,000 dead, maimed, crippled and mentally-ill to send home...

You don't think that that 10,000 number would be for combat-ready troops did ya?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Jun 26, 2011
Rico wrote:
It won't be hard to find 10,000 dead, maimed, crippled and mentally-ill to send home...
You don't think that that 10,000 number would be for combat-ready troops did ya?
you don't think obama would make a declaration like the withdrawal of troops without having someone ELSE to blame when it blows up...did ya?
Balmy Palmy

Palm Coast, FL

#3 Jun 26, 2011
B.O. will have someone (a republican) lined up to blame ... if the withdrawal goes south. You can bet he only takes credit if things turn out good. Our prayer is that he is listening to the military commanders and not acting as if he knows anything about wars. He's on the links...needs to stay there!

“The Commander-in-Chi ef”

Since: Jun 07

Always bet on Black

#4 Jun 26, 2011
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.

“Crusty & Buttery Like Bread”

Since: Oct 08

Mendon, MA

#5 Jun 26, 2011
LOL! Na, they think he's a moron too.

But you keep telling yourself that, Pretendingtobeinthemarinecorp Pat, if it makes you feel better.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#6 Jun 26, 2011
Odd they figured this out while the POTUS was out golfing. Its Sunday. It took four days to write this about a speech last Wednesday?
Responsibility

South San Francisco, CA

#7 Jun 26, 2011
carey529 wrote:
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you don't think obama would make a declaration like the withdrawal of troops without having someone ELSE to blame when it blows up...did ya?
Carey, dear, if he did not listen to his commanders and advisers you would accuse him of being a Messiah - or some other childish nonsense! LOLL

“Goodbye ObamaCare”

Since: Mar 09

Hello Impeachment time

#8 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.
That's not what I hear, I hear they cant stand the idiot because he doesnt know what the hell he's doing and he doesnt have their back. They think President Bush was a far better Commander-in-Chief. They cant wait until 2012 when he's voted out.

Since: Dec 07

Malakoff, TX

#9 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.
They were already victorious during Bush's terms, dummy. My nephew is currently in Iraq. He and his friends can't stand their commander in chief and like the rest of us, can't wait to vote for his ouster in 2012.

Since: Dec 07

Malakoff, TX

#10 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.
Yo, Marine Corp Phony! You screwed up and spouted off a little too fast again.

PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama's job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147839/Military-Pe...

Forty-eight percent of civilian respondents approved of Obama’s performance, while 37 percent of their military counterparts gave the president a favorable review.

37% is not a very big number with the soldiers. Try another lie!
Mr Obvious

Gilberts, IL

#11 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.
Define "victorious"? Perhaps, not dead , or disabled. There is NOTHING in Afghanistan worth a US life!
Mr Obvious

Gilberts, IL

#12 Jun 26, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
They were already victorious during Bush's terms, dummy. My nephew is currently in Iraq. He and his friends can't stand their commander in chief and like the rest of us, can't wait to vote for his ouster in 2012.
"Victorious". like destroying a country without cause, and unleashing a civil war?
BOoo hiss

Houston, TX

#13 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The men and women of the Armed Forces have so much respect and love for their Commander-in-Chief. President Obama has shown that he has the backbone to give our military personal the kind of brilliant strategies and orders that will bring our troops victory on the battle field, as proven with the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
General Stanley McChrystal learn a very valuable lesson that cost him his command as he left his post in disgrace… President Obama is the greatest President that they have ever had the privilege to serve under, and he demands that they maintain a professionalism that can’t be questioned our placed in doubt… and that is why this President has given those in command of Afghanistan the leeway to determine the side and time of the troops withdrawal Obama knows that he will bring them all home victorious during his second term.
Give it a rest already!

“The Commander-in-Chi ef”

Since: Jun 07

Always bet on Black

#14 Jun 26, 2011
Mr Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>Define "victorious"? Perhaps, not dead , or disabled. There is NOTHING in Afghanistan worth a US life!
If you were talking about Iraq and the lies that Bush told to get this nation into that country then I would agree with you whole-heartedly, but Afghanistan was a necessary war as a result of Bush’s ineptitude when he allowed 9-11 to happen on his watch.

President Obama single-handedly found and killed Osama bin Laden thanks in no small part to his changing the strategy and tactics that the CIA and the military used to bring him to justice.

Obama won the war in Afghanistan; and now he will bring the troops home victorious… they will complete the withdrawal during his 2nd term.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#15 Jun 26, 2011
Obama cares only about his re-election and nothing else about winning anything in Afghanistan. The claim of the commander in chief Obama who is mostly busy playing basketball or golf in his everlasting vacation about the progress that US troops made in Afghanistan is baseless and cannot be proved on the ground.
US troops are doing worthless ‘nation building’ in the anarchy and chaos of the tribal Afghanistan which getting lost or bombed sooner or later by the Taliban terrorists that enjoy safe heaven under the Pakistani regime.
Clearly, US troops became the enemy of the Afghan people as well as the Pakistan people and its Taliban and al Qaida proxy terrorists that kill more than 700 US troops during the last year and this year too. US troops will leave Afghanistan to the Taliban terrorist that keep fighting and killing the Afghan people for the next centuries as they did during the recent thousand years or so. Doing ‘nation building’ by our US troops for the terrorists of the Taliban that rule Afghanistan while using the empty treasury of America is pushing America further down to bankruptcy with no gain for US national security. Do not trust the lies of the White House and US Congressmen including McCain and Kerri about the ‘progress’ that is achieved by US troops as everything will evaporate in smoke during the next few months when US troops will start to pull out of Afghanistan where they are hated as the occupier.

Since: Dec 07

Malakoff, TX

#16 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
If you were talking about Iraq and the lies that Bush told to get this nation into that country then I would agree with you whole-heartedly, but Afghanistan was a necessary war as a result of Bush’s ineptitude when he allowed 9-11 to happen on his watch.
President Obama single-handedly found and killed Osama bin Laden thanks in no small part to his changing the strategy and tactics that the CIA and the military used to bring him to justice.
Obama won the war in Afghanistan; and now he will bring the troops home victorious… they will complete the withdrawal during his 2nd term.
Singlehandly, again? We heard that the CIA found him through bin ladens driver and other terroists in GITMO that Bush sent there. Then the Navy Seals went to get him after the CIA informed Nobama they knew his where abouts and he said, go ahead. That doesn't sound like someone singlehandly handling a situration. You're as full as manure as the Chicago stock yards.
Put on the chest waders folks, MCP's post are getting deep in BS.

BTB, it was clinton and gore that allowed 9/11 to proceed after doing nothing with several attacks on their watch.
Deng

Chengdu, China

#17 Jun 26, 2011
ALL OPTIONS FOR GETTING RID OF THE CONSERVATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE BECAUSE THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY IS AT STAKE AS THE CONSERVATIVES THERE PROCEED TO DESTROY ALL THAT HAS BEEN BUILT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Jun 26, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
If you were talking about Iraq and the lies that Bush told to get this nation into that country then I would agree with you whole-heartedly, but Afghanistan was a necessary war as a result of Bush’s ineptitude when he allowed 9-11 to happen on his watch.
President Obama single-handedly found and killed Osama bin Laden thanks in no small part to his changing the strategy and tactics that the CIA and the military used to bring him to justice.
Obama won the war in Afghanistan; and now he will bring the troops home victorious… they will complete the withdrawal during his 2nd term.
Bush, in his war with Iraq, had something in common with Barak Obama , Sr. Neither one of them pulled out in time.

Single handedly? Again with that? Why don't you singlehandedly blow yourself.

Obama hasn't won anything and the only troops he's bringing home is a third of the ones he sent to Afghanistan.

If I drank another beer I'd be smart enough to not even bother posting a reply to anything you wrote.
Deng

Chengdu, China

#19 Jun 26, 2011
THE TOTAL NUMBER USA CASUALTIES SINCE 1991 IS ABOUT 3 MILLION KILLED AND WOUNDED AS SHOWN ON THE MILITARY PENSION AND DISABLED ROLLS.

IN 1991 SADDAM GASSED THE WHOLE DAMN UNITED STATES MILITARY DOWN WIND FROM IRAQ WHICH RESULTED IN THE UNITED STATES IMPERIALISTS STOPPED DEAD IN THEIR TRACKS WITH WHAT IS NOW THE 100 HOUR WAR.
Rico wrote:
It won't be hard to find 10,000 dead, maimed, crippled and mentally-ill to send home...
You don't think that that 10,000 number would be for combat-ready troops did ya?

“Crusty & Buttery Like Bread”

Since: Oct 08

Mendon, MA

#20 Jun 26, 2011
Zip it long duck dong

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