Exit strategy

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Unless you missed it Obama just signed off on deploying 17000 more troops to Afghanistan. No public explanation and most importantly no one asking for an exit strategy. Where are all those who cried out for an exit strategy? Why the double standard among liberal politicians?
     
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    Arent they exiting Iraq - to go to Afghanistan :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    He didn't start this war. He's trying to avoid losing it. Bush abandoned Afghanistan to invade Iraq. Afghanistan was supposedly where bin Laden and the most dangerous terrorists were.
     
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    Where is the exit strategy?
     
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    The President made it clear during his campaign that he would draw down in Iraq and build up in Afghanistan. No surprise there. I fully support this. Afghanistan and the Taliban harbored Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Iraq was Bush's chance to "get the guy who tried to kill my Dad", all while driving up his and Cheney's stock value in Haliburton and Blackwater.

    There was no exit strategy talked about for Afghanistan in the short term, so your question is moot.
     
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    No....no its not. And this shows the hypocrisy of the left on this issue.
     
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    Any evidence to support these assertions? Crying "No it's not", doesn't make it so.
     
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    What do you want evidence of? That libbies cried for an exit strategy under Bush but ignores it under Obama. Do I really need to give you evidence of that?
     
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    Mitch, please try to keep up. It was IRAQ where an exit was wanted and needed. Most libs I know supported the invasion of Afghanistan.
     
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    Apparently you are the one having trouble keeping up. It is hypocritical to demand an exit strategy in Iraq by Bush but ignore one in Afghanistan.
     
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    Not at all. You have drunk Bush's Kool-Aid about both being the same "War on Turrur". It is not hypocritical at all. We have reason to be in Afghanistan. Not so much in Iraq.
     
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    I did not say anything about them being the same war and whether it is or is not is not relevant. Even if they are different, not saying they are, demanding an exit strategy as if not having one is needed and in error for Bush but not Obama is contradictory.
     
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    Liberals/democrats/leftists do not have a double standard. They have one standard, the leftist standard, which is their gospel.
     
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    The rarified air in the mile high city is getting to you. I suggest a change is needed.
     
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    So can you show where the President ever mentioned drawing down in Afghanistan before Iraq?
     
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    Not relevant
     
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    Mitch, I am worried about you. You say it is hypocritical to not withdraw from both, so yes, it is very relevant.
     
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    You need to go back and actually read my posts. That is not anything remotely close to what I have said.

    I am saying where are the calls for an exit strategy from Afghanistan. It isnt about leaving it is about the lack of calls for a plan to get out of there no matter how long that plan may be. Where are the calls for a plan? We have been there much longer than Iraq. it seems only Bush needs a plan but Obama gets a free ride.
     
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    There has not been the hue and cry to pull out of Afghanistan...only Iraq. It isn't how long we have been there. I applauded Bush's decision to go into Afghanistan. Iraq was a different matter. I want us out of Iraq, and let's do the job in Afghanistan...although the horse (binLaden) has left the barn already.
     
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    Just as I thought.
     

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