Comments on: McCain says troop increase in Afghanistan needed http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398270 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:33:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398270 Eric. Well, that’s all fine and dandy. You were smart enough to be an intelligence officer. Well, I know a little bit about military intelligence (not just someone who was approached, but never experienced…) and it is an inexact science. It is an insult that you think intelligence officers are “dishonest” (I know many fine people in that line of work). You are quite the elitist fool. You have no idea what you are talking about. The reality is they make decisions and estimates from the “best” available information. I don’t really care if it was the Bush administration that briefed the democrats. You are smart enough to know they did their own due diligence to arrive at the same conclusion. It was not a “oh, okay George, if that’s what you say…”. I stand by my original statement that democrats and world leaders said the same thing. And that is a fact.

You have no idea whether or not we would be out of any conflict now had the US followed your line of thought on the war in Afghanistan. No war has ever been cut and dry and you know it. It’s always easy to 20/20 hindsight anything. Anyone who has studied and experienced military operations knows that. The “fog of war” is a fact of life in any confict.

As for always defending Bush. Well, once again you only see what you want to see. I said, and will not explain why agaiin, that criticizing the prosecution of the war is fair. But he didn’t lie about the WMDs. There are a lot of democrat and world leaders how are liars too. If you were fair, you would say they are all liars, but you won’t. Your “unbending” criticism of Bush is obvious…100 percent.

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By: 1 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398152 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:15:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398152 sure we all have differences and differing opinions and views, but why are we attacking each other? We are all Americans, and we should unite together instead of calling each other traitors and idiots and other foul names. Let us come together and work together to solve this nation’s and this world’s problems.

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By: JZ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398148 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:59:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398148 TC and supporters,

Bush, Blair and other supporters were fooled by intelligence agencies and they in turn fooled people like you, amassed support of senators and warmongers. Not one WMD was found in Iraq, all they had were just scad missiles. Terrorists originate from many countries but the most dangerous ones are in Pakistan who know how to use technology better than others…and the west is still not fighting them.

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398115 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:03:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398115 TC, the list of Dems for the war and those who voted for it were responding to the intel they were briefed on by the Bush administration. Most of which later turned out to be exaggerated or false. In fact it has now come out that intel used by the Brits was leak by and then confirmed by the CIA. Not chemical weapons program, no uranium enrichment (wrong type of aluminium tubes) and no purchase of uranium “from Africa”. Certainly we knew that Saddam had some capability because the US sold him weapons during his war with Iran, back when he was our buddy in the Mid East, however the thinking was that he had used most of those during the Iraq Iran war or to put down the Kurdish rebellion in the north.
Some of the same Dems you listed also warned the incoming Bush team about the threat of Al Queda and it’s stated plan to attack the US using hijacked airliners. We’ll put that under the list of things that conservatives conveniently forget. Yet after 9/11 Bush rushed to put the blame on Iraq, a statement he later retracted.
Now, Afghanistan. This is where the people who attacked the US on 9/11 actually were and if we had gone after them with same gusto that we used in Iraq we could be out of Afghanistan by now. Then we wouldn’t have to deal with recent the election fraud there that might effect people willingness to commit troops to back up an illegitimate government. Who knows what taking out Al Queda might have done for the stability of Pakistan as well.
What really baffles me about you TC is your continued denial of any mistakes that Bush made on any front, military, financial or domestic. It’s really quite astounding.

As to the first line of your comment, I was approached several times in college by both military and other agencies about a job, due to my course of studies and score on the military aptitude test. I choose a more open and honest line of work.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398104 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:14:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398104 Obama claimed this “just war”and now under the “smart talk” president there is now a 15 to 1 greater chance of a soldier getting killed there in comparison to the war in Iraq.The world is now watching as it approaches the September deadline that he gave to Iran to stop the uranium production.We can assume that it was sanctions he had in mind to capitalize on the limited petroleum production capabilities they have,and that was his main thrust.But the rug has been pulled out from under him by hugo signing a contract to supply as much petroleum as they required.So this seems to be another example of his appease and apologize approach policy slapping him in the face. To capitalise on this is North Korea threatening to starting a fresh series of bomb tests.Up till now the only posturing he has attempted was in fact to try to bully Israel to stop the settler development hoping this would increase his standing in the Muslim world.Unfortunately for him it did not work so it seems he is sitting in his hands and hoping that some lucky turn of events will rescue his creditability.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398085 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:17:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398085 SickOfit. I wasn’t going to respond, but former Vice President Cheney was a two term VP. He didn’t lose….EOM.

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By: DanO http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398040 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:48:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398040 Mufaso, You should not ask troops to commit treason. America hating organizations and religions exist and as a liberal democrat in America I have to recognize that fact. When those haters without a flag declare war on us we must fight them. Modern communication is complicit in how these groups can prosecute terrible acts therefore American and world intelligence operations must exist and work to minimize their abilities. Although this has been said to be a war on terror, I think it is only an action. We do not need to commit more to Afganistan but we do need to maintain a working presence. I would submit to you that far more lives are affected in the world through human trafficing and slavery than by what a bunch of cowardly but cunning thugs pull off as jihad (or whatever) If America invested more heavily in that cause we would get better return for our efforts.

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By: SickOfIt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398031 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:39:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398031 Amazing, Cheney couldn’t be FOUND for MUCH of the Dubya presidency but now we can’t get him OUT of the news?

Ya LOST Cheney, and you put the country in a HORRIBLE place. GO AWAY!!

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By: DanO http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-398027 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:06:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-398027 Mufaso, I’m an extremely liberal democrat. You are an idiot. In the first place for any soldier to heed your advice would be treason. That said, we do need to draw down; holding a structure together to keep an eye on extremist Islamists and others with bad intent toward America and our friends. Wars prosecuted without a specific government sanction are no longer just about piracy. Communication networks facilitate this evil that allows a group like al Quaida to form and direct worldwide havock. But don’t stop there. Trafficing in humans, and slave trading in the 21st century is pretty damn big. Right now I would suggest that we would get a bigger return on our dollar fighting that…and a tad more worldwide cred.

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/11/mccain-says-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-397978 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 02:09:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20080#comment-397978 I encourage all soldiers reading this to tell Obama, McCain and all those other sorry s.o.b.s in Washington where they can stick their wars, drop your weapons, and walk away.

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