Obama looking for Afganistan Exit Strategy

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    Obama Looking for 'Off-Ramps' Out of Afghanistan - George's Bottom Line

    Obama Looking for 'Off-Ramps' Out of Afghanistan
    November 11, 2009 7:33 AM

    That’s what he wants to “drill down” on in what is likely to be the President’s final meeting with his war counsel today.

    One close aide explained that Obama “wants to see more intellectual energy” focused on how this mission ends, saying that the President has insisted that “we’re not going to be in Afghanistan for another 8 years.”

    Another said that Obama wants a clear picture of the “American bridge” out of Afghanistan. He doesn’t have it yet. He’s not satisfied with what he’s heard so far. The President will press for answers today.

    Angry at Monday’s CBS report (and the military sources who seem to be pushing it) that the President has already settled on an option that would send almost all the troops Gen. McChrystal has requested for Afghanistan, aides insist that Obama has not told anyone what he wants to do – and that he’s likely to continue to mull his options as he travels across Asia over the next 8 days.

    All four options the President will consider at today’s war counsel contemplate phasing in more troops over the next year – from a low of 10-20,000 to the high option of about 40,000 troops recommended by General McChrystal. But an official says that the “key question is not how many troops we send. But how many Afghan forces can get ready.” And how quickly they can get ready.
     
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    Ithought this was supposed to be "the good war" the one worth fighting all along. Eyeing the exits is no way to win it.
     
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    I think that's a good thing. Especially considering the blow Al Qaeda has taking from within the "jihadist" community as of late.

    We can consider our job in Afghanistan to have been delivering a crippling blow to those resonsible for the 9/11 attacks. I consider that a legitimate goal.

    Considering that while OBL's fate is uncertain BUT that the AQ leadership has been dealt a severe blow with the vast majority having been killed or captured and the swiftly disappearing role AQ has even within the radical muslim community - that we have accomplished our legitimate goals.
     
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    Wow. Just fucking wow. Staggering at what a fucking liar Obama is. I knew he was full of shit about almost everything but wow! This is against everything he campaigned on, against the March Obama Witch Doctor-in and what McChrystal recommended.

    Obama needs to free up time to appear on Letterman and campaign for Democrats
     
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    So we just "declare victory", pack up and leave the Afghans in the lurch...again?

    Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
     
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    Interesting posts guys..

    More examples of right wing morons wanting to commit our troops without any strategy of how we will eventually get them out.
     
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    we've achieved what we set out to achieve - why stay?
     
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    New jihad code threatens al Qaeda - CNN.com

    Al Qaeda has been reduced to a non-entity. Mission REALLY accomplished.

    No reason to wage war on anyone else unless THEY attack us.

    Staying there only weakens our position.
     
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    We also achieved our objective when the Soviets withdrew.

    We declared victory, packed up and moved out.

    Look at how well that turned out.
     
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    Did I miss something?

    Have the Soviets recaptured Eastern Europe?
     

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