When Deliberations Become Dithering

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  1. Annie
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    Wow, callout #2 of the day and a stronger one. First was WaPo, now LA Times:

    Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan -- latimes.com

     
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    Sorry this has nothing to do with the situation in Afghanistan and everything to do with the declining poll performance of the Democrats and that lack of enthusiasm for their candidate expressed even among their core support.

    Obama almost certainly believes that if he sends more troops, really the only rational decision at this point, that his support among the far left loons that make up his base will fall to nothing and without their enthusiatic support he hasn't got a prayer of holding both houses of congress.
     
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    Interesting talk today on CNN. A round table discussion on Obama's Asian tour. Several noted China experts were pointing out Obama is viewed as weak by China and the US is considered in decline. Way to represent Mr. President.

    Hurry home and cuddle terrorists, while you mull over Afghanistan policy for a couple of weeks more.
     
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    Is it 2012 yet?
     
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    yea yea, where were you blowhards when Bush had Afganistan on thew back burner for 7 freaken years
     
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    Back burner?? Why do you want to whine about Bush? Is Bush still president?

    How about during the campaign Obama talked tough about AFG. He even wanted to invade Pakistan. Obama had it all figured out in march, and set the "new" strategy. Now all of a sudden Obama has no clue what to do. He goes campaigning instead of deciding on the request from his hand-picked general. I can see Obama doing what all dems do, make military decisions with "political correctness".

    I agree, c'mon 2010 and 2012.
     
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    Barry Obolshevik has a delicate balancing act here.

    On one hand he has his General Staff, the troops in country and their families. On the other he has the Code Pink moonbat freaks, who are a large part if the base that elected him.

    Yup...That's a toughie. :rolleyes:
     
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    Someone said "Weakness is a provocation, an invitiation to our foes to confront us" I heard that Donald Rumsfeld said that but it can't be proven. But in the same 'vein' but with more certain attribution:
    "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid" - Gen Eisenhower.

    "We are men of action, lies do not become us."

    Our enemies know that the only Americans who can or need be beaten do not wear uniforms. A society that does not have the will to let its warriors die fighting will not long survive. A civilization that values its very being less than the dignity of its sworn enemies should be morally prepared to fail.- Sgt Goldich, USMC
     
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    Not on this forum, for starters.
    Bush was hardly dithering - he went too far too fast when he invaded Iraq, but he did not dither.
    That is the issue - dithering.
    Obama dithers.
     

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