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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:01 AM

 

Exclusive: Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

Source: Rueters

"The new authorities that Obama has given the U.S. military could give it greater leeway in addressing the shortcomings of Afghan security forces.

Still, experts warn that its hard to predict when Afghanistan will be able to stand on its own against the Taliban, not to mention the country's enormous economic difficulties and fractious political system."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-obama-exclusive-idUSKCN0YW055



A war that will never end...continuing conflict and fighting. And what will 2017 bring us...more war, more cost, more lost American lives?

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Reply Exclusive: Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan (Original post)
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 OP
PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #1
MisterFred Jun 2016 #2
jalan48 Jun 2016 #3
Phlem Jun 2016 #10
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #4
TheProgressive Jun 2016 #5
Name removed Jun 2016 #6
Phlem Jun 2016 #7
Turin_C3PO Jun 2016 #8
Phlem Jun 2016 #9
Turin_C3PO Jun 2016 #11
Javaman Jun 2016 #12
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #22
raindaddy Jun 2016 #13
840high Jun 2016 #15
raindaddy Jun 2016 #18
Sunlei Jun 2016 #14
LiberalArkie Jun 2016 #16
kadaholo Jun 2016 #17
avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #19
Solly Mack Jun 2016 #20
TipTok Jun 2016 #21
Major Hogwash Jun 2016 #23

Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:03 AM

1. Rec'd for exposure. n/t

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:33 AM

2. Ugh.

This is a bad decision without extracting concessions from the Afghan government. The Afghan government will never be able to stand on its own as long as it is a rapacious bunch of corrupt hooligans. Our decision to prop up an only-barely-lesser-evil without forcing it to change is shameful.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:36 AM

3. Didn't Obama get the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:23 PM

10. Must I remind you

Up is down.

War is peace.

and left is right.

There you go, fixed it.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:41 AM

4. It's called escalation

 

and Obama's legacy will be extending Bush's war into the longest in US history, and a war we cannot help but lose.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:54 AM

5. A lot of people make million$/Billion$ from 'war'...

 

Any wonder why the war budget is $600 Billion+...?

Killing people for money...brought to you by republicans AND democrats.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:09 PM

7. Yeay! OUr Nobel Peace Prize winning President

Whom shouldered the burden of wars when he took office is living up to our expectations!

Wait........

The Thirdway, making the 1% and corporations rich one war at a time.

Wait........

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:16 PM

8. Our government

needs to draw a line in the sand. Tell Afghanistan that they have until such-and-such date to receive our help and straighten out their security forces. After said date we will withdraw our troops from the area.

I'm sick of this never-ending crap.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:22 PM

9. Hillary will take care of that for you.

Just you wait and see.

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Response to Phlem (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:26 PM

11. As long as she gets us out entirely. Nt.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:36 PM

12. I will commence with the holding of the breath. nt

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Response to Phlem (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 02:20 AM

22. Indeed she will...indeed she will...

 

And all who voted for her or will vote for her carry the burden of the dead on their shoulders as well.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:10 PM

13. Rolling out the red carpet for Hillary no doubt..

I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this under Hillary..

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Response to raindaddy (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:29 PM

15. Bank on it. A lot more.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:03 PM

18. No longerv belive any fundamental chage is possible through the Democratic Party....

In its current form!

And no matter what the media tries to spin the shared dislike for Trump isn't going to heal the major rift between 3rd way Dems and progressives.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:26 PM

14. Saudi Arabia needs to step-up more with ground training the Afgs, so the USA can get the hell out.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:51 PM

17. Here we go...

again and again and again and again....

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:32 PM

19. And so perpetual war rolls on.

 

No change here folks, or to come for that matter.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 08:11 PM

20. ...

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:41 PM

21. As I get ready to go back again...

 

Good...

I want left and right limits are wide as we can get them and let commanders choose how to conduct missions.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:45 AM

23. And the hits just keep coming.

I guess we're trying to set some kind of new record now for the longest war we've ever been involved with evah!

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