Comments on: Obama’s first foreign policy blunder http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GMavros http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/#comment-42400 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:35:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12148#comment-42400 Obama made the same mistake LBJ made in Viet Nam.
He listened to his generals and not his political advisers.

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/#comment-42386 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12148#comment-42386 It’s possible that the US presence in Afghanistan made it possible to determine where OBL was hiding. The US presence in Afghanistan also provides some geopolitical advantages because it shares a border with Iran.

If these things and other lesser considerations were worth the the massive expenditure of cash and bodies, then Obama’s decision was solid. If not, then Obama’s decision was indeed a blunder.

The matter is debatable and we may never know the answer to the question because there is no way to know how events would have played out if Obama had instead scaled back military operations in Afghanistan.

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By: boonteetan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/#comment-42379 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12148#comment-42379 A commendable analysis, good hindsight.

But the president has been awarded the much coveted Nobel Peace Prize for what he did. Right? (mtd1943)

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By: iftikharhussain http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/#comment-42345 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:47:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12148#comment-42345 So how do u know OBL was being kept by pakistan army when on the other hand US officially denied this?

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By: LeenaThompson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/20/obamas-first-foreign-policy-blunder/#comment-42344 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12148#comment-42344 How can you establish such analysis? do you have any evidence while sitting in USA?

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