Bob Gates: Afghan strategy first since 1980

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    Getting Afghanistan Strategy Right | National Security Network

    The U.S. is developing its first real Afghanistan strategy since the 1980’s, and it’s not just about troop levels. This weekend, in an exchange with CNN’s John King, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates – who served in high-level positions under three Republican presidents – said that President Obama has put forth the first real Afghanistan strategy in decades.

    ----------The right is going to howl. How can they keep saying they want the President to FAIL, when right wing intellectuals say Obama is the first one doing anything "smart"?

    KING: You served in the Bush administration. That's a pretty broad damnation of the Bush strategy. GATES: Well, the reality is, we were fighting a holding action. We were very deeply engaged in Iraq.

    ----------Holding action? Is that like "dithering"? Oh these Republicans. Sending young men of to die for a "holding action".
     
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    SO.........

    Whats the strategy? Obama hasn't given us anything yet.
     
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    you are amazingly dull, in every sense of the word.
     
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    Like the sarge just said, quit talking and start doing.
     
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    Which is what Bush and Cheney did. First, they dropped a few bombs in Afghanistan. Then, when they had al Qaeda on the run and Bin Laden cornered, they turned left and invaded Iraq.

    Then they gave everyone these rosy reports about how wonderful everything was going.
    That was when they couldn't figure out what to do next. They watched the Christian population get chased out or wiped out. They watched the Iraqis put together a constitution making Islam the National Religion and stating all legislation to be based in Islam.

    Republicans - people of action. No thought. No planning. No proof. Just lots and lots of "action".

    When in anger, fear or doubt,
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    When in anger, fear or doubt,
    run in circles, scream and shout.

    When in anger, fear or doubt,
    run in circles, scream and shout.
     
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    Obama's New Afghan stragegy: Go on David Letterman, Try to get the Olympics for Chicago

    Yeah. Never been tried before.

    Good show, Barry
     

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