A) That's already gone, Bob, and B) HOW MANY MORE INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN must get GROUND UP to preserve our "credibility?"
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Call them what they are: WAR CRIMINALS!!!
"Gates warns Afghanistan critics; Defense secretary won’t set timeline for withdrawal" by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | September 28, 2009
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pushing back against liberal calls for withdrawal timetables from Afghanistan, saying it is a mistake to set a deadline to end US military action and a defeat would be disastrous for the United States.
After what you guys at the CIA did to the Soviets you didn't learn a god-damn thing, did you, Bob?
In a stern warning to critics of a continued troop presence in Afghanistan, Gates said the Islamic extremist Taliban and Al Qaeda would perceive an early pullout as a victory over the United States similar to the Soviet Union’s humiliating withdrawal in 1989 after a 10-year war.
"It is foolishness to look at “militant Islamists” and the CIA Special Forces teams who are sent in to fight them as two separate entities, without realizing that they are one and the same. In Central Asia, the scary “Islamists” appear, as if by magic, wherever the oil companies have an interest."
Yeah, that sure is a reoccurring coincidence.
“The notion of timelines and exit strategies and so on, frankly, I think would all be a strategic mistake. The reality is, failure in Afghanistan would be a huge setback for the United States,’’ Gates said in an interview broadcast yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union.’’
But it would be a SUCCESS AGAINST the NEW WORLD ORDER!!!
“Taliban and Al Qaeda, as far as they’re concerned, defeated one superpower. For them to be seen to defeat a second, I think, would have catastrophic consequences in terms of energizing the extremist movement, Al Qaeda recruitment, operations, fund-raising, and so on. I think it would be a huge setback for the United States.’’
This mealy-mouthed, lying little weasel! He knows damn well what went on there, who is behind it, and what is happening now.
Gates’s made his remarks as President Obama reexamines his administration’s strategy in Afghanistan and as the Pentagon sits on a request for additional troops from General Stanley McChrystal, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Obama’s decisions will be made after the election in Afghanistan is sorted out. “This is not like an election in Western Europe or the United States; to carry out an election in these circumstances was going to be difficult under any conditions. It’s not over yet,’’ Clinton told CBS’s “Face the Nation.’’
Yeah, the REACTION to a U.S.-SPONSORED ELECTION that is RIGGED and a LEGITIMATE ELECTION in Iran is STUNNING, isn't it?
Gates said Obama has made no decision on whether to send additional troops. If Obama were to choose to increase combat forces, he said, they would not be able to mobilize until January. The prospect of sending additional soldiers has created a backlash among some Democrats in Congress and has angered antiwar activists on the left who rallied behind Obama’s presidential candidacy last year....
How come the NEWSPAPER CONTINUALLY IGNORES the ANTIWAR ACTIVISTS on the "right" like ME, readers?
Actually, the CHOICE in AmeriKa is between FREEDOM or FASCISM with the PEOPLE on one side and the GOVERNMENT on the other!
Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, told “Fox News Sunday.’’: “I do not believe the American people want to be in Afghanistan for the next 10 years, effectively nation-building.’’
No, WE WANT OUT RIGHT NOW!!!!
Other Democrats in the Senate, such as the Armed Services Committee chairman, Carl Levin of Michigan, have not gone as far, but have urged Obama not to escalate the war. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said he hopes Obama will decide to commit the necessary troops. “I think you will see signs of success in a year to 18 months if we implement the strategy right away,’’ McCain said on ABC’s “This Week.’’
Yeah, and then the MSM can lie to us about another surge!
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You mean the WAR-PROMOTING AmeriKan MSM DID NOT TELL YOU Bush's surge failed?