Click to read:Official: 30,000 Troops for Afghan Surge

Dec 1, 2009 Read more: CBS News
Updated 11:45 a.m. ET President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over six months, a senior administration official said Tuesday, on an accelerated timetable that would dispatch several hundred Marines by Christmas. Read more

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Since: Apr 07

Cordova, TN

#1 Dec 1, 2009
So teh general asked for 40,000 ASAP but Obama waits 3 months then cuts it to 30,000 over 6 months?

That means it will be 9 months before 30,000 are deployed when the General said it was Time Critical and the 12 months after issuing the report were key to turning it around!

Looks Like Obama has Set this Up For Failure like everything else he does!

What a Maggot.

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Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#2 Dec 1, 2009
Odingbat and his Christmas present to soldiers...
What an idiot!

Since: Nov 09

Albuquerque, NM USA

#3 Dec 1, 2009
Much of the mountain area will be shut down over winter making it difficult for the enemy to move. This includes much of the border area with Pakistan. I assume the idea is to get them ready for a Spring offensive. The southern areas are more open to action since the terrain and lower elevation make it easier to conduct operations in the winter. By the way, when troops are requested, it takes months anyway to deploy them plus arrangements have to be made to house,feed, support them. While the pondering was going on, so were preparations, so in reality very little is really lost.

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Since: Jun 07

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#4 Dec 1, 2009
ZIAflintstoner wrote:
Much of the mountain area will be shut down over winter making it difficult for the enemy to move. This includes much of the border area with Pakistan. I assume the idea is to get them ready for a Spring offensive. The southern areas are more open to action since the terrain and lower elevation make it easier to conduct operations in the winter. By the way, when troops are requested, it takes months anyway to deploy them plus arrangements have to be made to house,feed, support them. While the pondering was going on, so were preparations, so in reality very little is really lost.
Just $100 million a day!

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