|Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 9):|
But you can't even fathom an undertaking like that without more military support.
Aaron, we had 500,000 troops in Vietnam at the wars peak. Did we have the country secured? Why not? Perhaps, in large part, because the enemy could melt across a political border they knew we would not cross? And which is larger in size, the former South Vietnam or Afghanistan? Until the government of Pakistan took seriously the threat of the Taliban inside their borders, which they finally seem to be doing, we did not have enough troops to provide full security for Afghanistan even if we took every soldier out of Iraq and tranplanted them to Afghanistan. When that time does come we will have even less time than we had to get the job done in Iraq since the Afghan people have shown before they will not tolerate foreign soldiers in great numbers inside their borders.
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|Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 10):|
So why didn't they present this plan during their administraion rahter than hand down another burden?
The former Vice President made that clear.
"They asked us not to announce our findings publicly, and we agreed, giving them the benefit of our work and the benefit of the doubt," Cheney said. The strategy Obama announced in March bore a "striking resemblance" to what the Bush administration review had found, the vice president said
The Obama administration asked
them to hand their findings down. On top of that they asked the Bush administration not
to say anything about that. Must have been Joe Bidens idea. He has never had a problem plagiarizing other peoples work.
|Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 12):|
He worked very closely with the Obama transition team and basically did nothing that Obama would not agree with, including the bailouts. Bush was being something unusual in this political climate - a patriot.
And look what it got him. Nothing but blame and ridicule from the current President, democratic Congressional leaders, and liberal commentators. Even with all that he has for the most part held his tongue. The man is an example of class.
|Quoting Seb146 (Reply 14):|
When the previous administration asked for more boots on the ground in Iraq, some asked how that would help.
No, they said it would be a disaster and they were wrong.
|Quoting Seb146 (Reply 14):|
Now, it sounds like you are speaking out against more boots on the ground in Afganistan after your dear leader has proven that it works.
It worked in Iraq since the situation was completely different. In Iraq you had the insurgents largely operating in urban areas. In Afghanistan they operate in the rural areas. In Iraq they did not have a border they could cross and then rest and refit in relative comfort. In Afghanistan they do. The situations, strategically and tactically, are hardly comparable.
|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):|
There have been more than one official who have come out and confessed that they were ordered to lie to the public about, for example, the WMD affair.
This is widely-known, public knowledge. Do a quick search.
If it's that easy why don't you
provide the links? Make the accusation, back it up, now that's simple.
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