Comments on: Will latest polls weigh on Obama? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Michael Gutierrez http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403931 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:32:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403931 The US has an interest in the Middle East and Asian regions. We have an interest in supporting the security and democracies from overthrow by islamic extremism, and intercountry terrorist groups such as the taliban, hamas, hezbollah, etc. We should not commit to long term troop build up without a country forming its own plan for securing its own country. We do not the full support of the people or region. Once we leave after sacrificing American lives and resources, we will have no benefit in this region. We need to focus on our own preparedness for national defense and reaction forces throughout the world. We need to focus on concerns over Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, the socialist movement in South America, and islamic radicalization throughout the world.

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By: Clarke http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403870 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 07:11:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403870 People’s will should not sway his politics, as long as Obama acts in good faith for betterment of America. Polls only weigh when time is due for re-election.

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By: Deb! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403826 Sat, 14 Nov 2009 18:52:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403826 Malcom, I agree with you. The fight in Afghanistan is not worth the loss of one American life.

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By: T http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403605 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:07:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403605 King of the Hill for power in our government. When one party is straight-up, intentionally trying to undermine the leader, I wouldn’t think anything about Obama being unfit for the job, but more about how mind-blowing it is that this party’s supporters are glorifying such pristine examples of traitorous behavior and then going on as if they actually stand for any of this country’s hypothetical values.America is not what it stands for anymore. It seems everyone hates Obama, and since he’s supposed to represent the people, America is not America. When Bush was on the throne, and everyone loved him (maybe not near the end), he did represent the people, and what he represented was so depraved that it corrupted the values of this country. We’re just a country full of people, some more sane than others, with the power to blow up the Earth. We’re not that special..

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By: Mark http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403580 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:26:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403580 If American abandons Afghanistan now, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda will take over the country, a terrorist state will be created, and terrorism will increase tenfold — including attacks on Americans abroad and attacks on American soil.

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By: D =) http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403525 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:34:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403525 Seriously? He needs to rely on the EXPERIENCED man actually RUNNING the op and IN the front lines. No one likes to talk about those soldiers, but the reason we have our freedom is because they are willing to go RISK THEIR LIVES. They SIGNED UP. They BELIEVE IN THIS COUNTRY. Why do you want to drag them home before they can finish the job? Yes, this war has been drawn out entirely too long! But only because the presidents (both parties, here, people…not partisan) have been worried about their OWN personal agendas, approval ratings, and doing the PC thang.He needs to step back and let people who really know what’s going on do their job…because most people who aren’t there and don’t really know what’s going on can’t HANDLE THE TRUTH.

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By: b1gdon http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403509 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:58:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403509 GregObama taking his time on this decision has absolutely nothing to do with when the added troops will go to AfPak. It is well known that:1) There are no more troops to send to Afghanistan at this time. All the troops needed for this “surge” are presently in Iraq. No significant numbers of troops will be available until they rotate out AFTER the next Iraqi elections. This is well known but overlooked.2) In AfPak, there is something known as “the fighting season” This is a mountainous country that snows over in the winter. The Taliban can still operate in the warmer low lying areas, but the bad weather makes it very difficult to retreat into the mountains which is essential to their insurgency strategy. More troops aren’t needed in the country until the spring thaw…when the troops start rotating out of Iraq.So Obama, take your time and get it right, or as right as possible with this disaster of a war left behind by the idiots who took their eye off the ball after 9/11.

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By: traditional conservative http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403505 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:09:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403505 We should have been in and out of there 8 years ago. Is this what the Founders envisioned for us??

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By: Faked Name http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403499 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:39:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403499 9/11 is still being used as excuse to rage war against other countries. The entire concept of war on terror is a fabrication, designed to perpetuate wars for profiteering.The only thing USA care about is to secure Afghanistan oil resources and empire building. This is what is causing USA downfall. Having this huge military apparatus is unsustainable… We are the invaders and the aggressor! Wake up people!

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By: parmindar Irvine http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/11/will-latest-polls-weigh-on-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-403497 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:08:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22184#comment-403497 america is in a funkconflict is good- it keeps the balance. i’ve read.however, i say, bring our troops home. strengthen this nation from within.a house divided cannot stand.why fight abroad?let every nation solve its problems with help from outside.politics is a messy business.bring the troops home. summon the world security counciltalk and the decide to share the problem.END THIS WAR

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