Obama's Afghanistan plan criticized by Dems, GOP

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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 23, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Obama's another "cut n run" anti-war fool, so to is David Plouffe.

    Good morning,

    In December 2009, President Obama promised the American people that we would begin the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan in July 2011, and last night he announced his plan to make good on that promise. By the end of this year 10,000 troops will return home and that number will reach 33,000 troops by next summer.

    To put this important decision in a larger context, Vice President Joe Biden took a few minutes to share his thoughts about the promises this Administration has made - and kept - when it comes to the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and our commitment to defeat al Qaeda:


    David Plouffe
    Senior Advisor to the President

  • MarieDevine Divine-Way Kansas City, MO
    June 23, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    Our troops can come home quickly, with honor. The Taliban and Al-Qaeda fight for God's ways in government. The Quran says to follow the whole Bible, not Sharia Law. They changed and exceeded the word of God The solution is not to kill the Taliban and Al-Qaeda as though we could destroy it, but to show correction.

    When we refused to leave the Muslim nations alone and stop imposing our ungodly ways, they used violence.

    God's goal for all mankind, recorded in all holy books, is a garden paradise lifestyle; it solves many problems our employment lifestyle caused including pollution to our air, land, water and food making young and old diseased. Continuing to promote our employment lifestyle around the world, we kill our future, not win it. Speedy extinction is what God said would happen if we rejected His wisdom.

    When we want God's ways as written in the Bible, our troops can come home quickly, with honor and no threat of future violence. All sides will see their errors created their problems; and all sides can have Gods promised rain in due season to the obedient. Leviticus 26

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 23, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    This is proof to me that we need to abandon the primary system of either one party or the other. Let our candidates campaign for the office not the nomination.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    June 23, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    It seems significant that it is leadership in his own party that is leading the outcry. For economic reasons, we need to reduce our overseas military presence. With so many American lives at stake and more than $14 trillion in debt, we need to do all we can to cut our military spending.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 23, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Dear Conservatives,

    Pleae note, this is why Pres. Obama's approval ratings are not as hogh amongst those of us who like what he's done so far.

    Too little, too late.

    Bring our people home! Now!


    See, that was easy.
    It is possible to critisize your own team when they aren't playing the game right, or playing hard enough.

    As opposed to the lock-stepping, never criticizing, never questioning, mindless politcal purity that prevails in the GOP.

    Think of it like watching sports - One can Cheer and Boo their favorite team by watching them play, and still be a fan.

    I'd just love once to see a Conservative GOP member admit when their team makes mistakes, drops the ball, or looses a game now and then.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 23, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accused Obama of proposing an "arbitrary timetable" and said the decision on withdrawing troops "should not be based on politics or economics." Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said the approach in Afghanistan should be focused on counterterrorism, "which requires significantly fewer boots on the ground than the president discussed tonight."
    Kerry, D-Mass., added that Obama's plan will allow the Afghans to "begin to make the accommodations and the choices about their own future."
    The President and Senator Kerry seem to be in the middle of Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney. I don't see how economics should not matter. Shall we run faster than we can walk? Is there be a knee jerk reaction to criticize regardless of what the President says?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2011 7:27 a.m.

    Bring our troops home!

    Bring our troops home!

    *'Obama address: Withdrawing surge troops by 2012' - By Julie Pace - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/22/11

    Your doing it wrong!

    Your doing it wrong!

    No satisfying some people. :)