The most important news of the day

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    Well, I failed to see where they are "defeating" the Taliban and as the article stated .........

    "The town is not of any significance, but the mountainous area around is important,"

    Please understand, this very small victory is good, but, it is hardly what you are proclaiming it to be!

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    This is the most important news of the day? The fact that the President declared a national emergency for no reason isn't important?
     
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    Your headline would have been much better if it had said.. " Obama Finally Realizes That He Doesn't Have Any Military Experience And Defers To His Handpicked General's Opinion In Afghanistan. "
     
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    I think it's an encouraging first step if they can keep the momentum.
     
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    They have the momentum.

    The Taliban no longer have the support of the people.
     
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    It's not about having broad popular support. It's about having enough to enforce your will. Also, you assume that the Pakistani government is more popular than the Taliban. In certain areas of Pakistan, that's a questionable assumption.
     
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    but...but...but....FOX NEWS!!
     
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    Is this Bush's fault?







    Good news, though.
     
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    Wrong.

    Support for the Taliban in Pakistan has fallen from 41% in 2005 to 5% today.

    They have lost the people.
     

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