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  1. 03 Dec '09 19:53
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/12/02/this_will_not_end_well_99369.html

    December 2, 2009
    This Will Not End Well
    By George Will
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    But after 11 months of graceless disparagements of the 43rd president, the 44th acts as though he is the first president whose predecessor bequeathed a problematic world. And Obama's second new Afghanistan policy in less than nine months strikingly resembles his predecessor's plan for Iraq, which was: As Iraq's security forces stand up, U.S. forces will stand down.

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  2. 03 Dec '09 19:54
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    Having vowed to "finish the job," Obama revealed Tuesday that he thinks the job in Afghanistan is to get out of Afghanistan. This is an unserious policy.

    Obama's surge will bring to 51,000 his Afghanistan escalation since March. Supposedly this will buy time for Afghan forces to become adequate. But it is not intended to buy much time: Although the war is in its 98th month, Obama's "Mission Accomplished" banner will be unfurled 19 months from now -- when Afghanistan's security forces supposedly will be self-sufficient. He must know this will not happen.

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  3. 03 Dec '09 19:54
    we coulda appt'd bush to a third term and saved all that campaign money!
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    03 Dec '09 19:57
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    we coulda appt'd bush to a third term and saved all that campaign money!
    I suspect Palin, or Mickey Mouse, would be expected to act in the same way. It is the logic of the situation.
  5. 03 Dec '09 20:01
    but not what was preached prior to the election. the liberal dems are rebelling now.
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    03 Dec '09 20:07
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    but not what was preached prior to the election. the liberal dems are rebelling now.
    Ah, well. Flexibility is a presidential quality. Besides, Tiger Woods has the limelight now.
  7. 03 Dec '09 20:32
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    but not what was preached prior to the election. the liberal dems are rebelling now.
    You have a great point!

    Prior to the election Obama promised to increase troop strength in Afghanistan.

    Now he just announced a troop increase in Afghanistan.

    What a flip-flopper! You always bring up great points, thanks.
  8. 03 Dec '09 20:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Ah, well. Flexibility is a presidential quality. Besides, Tiger Woods has the limelight now.
    Actually he's 100% wrong. This what happens when he let's Rush Limbaugh and Conservative blogs do his thinking for him.

    Barack Obama has always been extremely hawkish on Afghanistan. This was both prior to, and during the GE campaign. If anything Obama because less hawkish because he had to "think" about it before he committed more troops.

    This is just one more example of Zee having absolutely no idea what he's talking about.
  9. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    03 Dec '09 20:45
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Actually he's 100% wrong. This what happens when he let's Rush Limbaugh and Conservative blogs do his thinking for him.

    Barack Obama has always been extremely hawkish on Afghanistan. This was both prior to, and during the GE campaign. If anything Obama because less hawkish because he had to "think" about it before he committed more troop ...[text shortened]...

    This is just one more example of Zee having absolutely no idea what he's talking about.
    Call it an Uther Moment.