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Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:39 PM on j-body.org
anyone else watch it? kinda interesting, especially since he claims he's been opposed to the wars abroad since the start.

anyway, discuss.





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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 5:03 AM on j-body.org
i didnt hear his speach but i think he's doing a good thing. before he was elected he kept touting how he's going to bring the troops home. now that he is in office, and actually has informationa bout whats going on he realises we need more troops there for the time being. this is something that is going to piss his voters off a bit, but hes doing what he feels is right versus what he origonally thought.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 5:58 AM on j-body.org
sndsgood wrote:

i didnt hear his speach but i think he's doing a good thing. before he was elected he kept touting how he's going to bring the troops home. now that he is in office, and actually has informationa bout whats going on he realises we need more troops there for the time being. this is something that is going to piss his voters off a bit, but hes doing what he feels is right versus what he origonally thought.


Once again my thoughts exactly.



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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 8:43 PM on j-body.org
He is saving his political skin...nothing more. His nutswingers will vote for him again no matter what. It's the indies he's pandering to, and to get foxnews off his back a little. Any of you think he'd "do the right thing" if he knew 100% he'd suffer a loss in 2012 as a result. He's doing what politicians do.... Get re-elected.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 10:14 PM on j-body.org
Wade Jarvis wrote:

sndsgood wrote:

i didnt hear his speach but i think he's doing a good thing. before he was elected he kept touting how he's going to bring the troops home. now that he is in office, and actually has informationa bout whats going on he realises we need more troops there for the time being. this is something that is going to piss his voters off a bit, but hes doing what he feels is right versus what he origonally thought.


Once again my thoughts exactly.

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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:05 AM on j-body.org
ScottaWhite wrote:

He is saving his political skin...nothing more. His nutswingers will vote for him again no matter what. It's the indies he's pandering to, and to get foxnews off his back a little. Any of you think he'd "do the right thing" if he knew 100% he'd suffer a loss in 2012 as a result. He's doing what politicians do.... Get re-elected.


I disagree. Neither Fox news nor his harshest critics are going to let up on him anytime soon. There are bunches of other political issues they will bring to light. I do think Obama would throw away his chance of re-election for an issue he strongly believed in. Mrs. Clinton would be a different story. That whole sniper fire thing told volumes about her. What I don't think people realize is that Obama IS different, not better just different in that he will vigorously persue the issues important to him. He is no doubt playing the game. The difference is he is playing the game to change it. I honestly believe he is a good man with good intentions. Where I find fault with him is that he persues his vision for america not the peoples.



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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:20 PM on j-body.org
The road to he'll is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately America is on a toll road of good intentions.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:00 PM on j-body.org
id say more people want the millitary to pull out and come home then to stay and finish the job so i dont think he is gaining anything re-election wise.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:32 PM on j-body.org
sndsgood wrote:

id say more people want the millitary to pull out and come home then to stay and finish the job so i dont think he is gaining anything re-election wise.


His own words and those of other democrats are why people think so negatively of the war. When all people hear is negative things like the death toll and the cost of war of course it will not be popular. When Bush was in office it was the democrats main bashing point. Now that it is Obama's problem he is having a hard time convincing people and uniting them to believe in it. Now their own words are coming back to haunt them.

I myself try real hard not to be an armchair critic especially when it comes to matters of national defense. The president has info that none of us have. It is important that we trust that our president will make the right decisions.



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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:39 PM on j-body.org
Trust this president? I'd sooner trust a pickle jar full of scorpions.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Friday, December 04, 2009 9:00 AM on j-body.org
Pay no mind to the Negative Nellies, Wade. They've already decided to effectively leave the room until 2012. I for one am glad they are so willing to wear their hearts on their sleeves...it makes spotting them easier. They care not about coalition or finding answers for the curent situation, so let them go cry in the corner. They're harmless there





Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Friday, December 04, 2009 1:35 PM on j-body.org
Wade Jarvis wrote:

sndsgood wrote:

id say more people want the millitary to pull out and come home then to stay and finish the job so i dont think he is gaining anything re-election wise.


His own words and those of other democrats are why people think so negatively of the war. When all people hear is negative things like the death toll and the cost of war of course it will not be popular. When Bush was in office it was the democrats main bashing point. Now that it is Obama's problem he is having a hard time convincing people and uniting them to believe in it. Now their own words are coming back to haunt them.

I myself try real hard not to be an armchair critic especially when it comes to matters of national defense. The president has info that none of us have. It is important that we trust that our president will make the right decisions.





i think allot of people who voted for him assumed that he would go in on day 1 and do everything he said he would. he does know more then we know. as it should be. the worst thing you could probalby do is let al of the general public know what the goverment knows, just for the main reason that mob mentallity never tends to work out in the best way.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Saturday, December 05, 2009 1:03 PM on j-body.org
sndsgood wrote:

Wade Jarvis wrote:

sndsgood wrote:

id say more people want the millitary to pull out and come home then to stay and finish the job so i dont think he is gaining anything re-election wise.


His own words and those of other democrats are why people think so negatively of the war. When all people hear is negative things like the death toll and the cost of war of course it will not be popular. When Bush was in office it was the democrats main bashing point. Now that it is Obama's problem he is having a hard time convincing people and uniting them to believe in it. Now their own words are coming back to haunt them.

I myself try real hard not to be an armchair critic especially when it comes to matters of national defense. The president has info that none of us have. It is important that we trust that our president will make the right decisions.





i think allot of people who voted for him assumed that he would go in on day 1 and do everything he said he would. he does know more then we know. as it should be. the worst thing you could probalby do is let al of the general public know what the goverment knows, just for the main reason that mob mentallity never tends to work out in the best way.

Yes! Smart and to the point. Massive change takes time, and Confidential information is top-secret for good reason.





Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Monday, December 07, 2009 5:39 PM on j-body.org
sndsgood wrote:

he does know more then we know. as it should be. the worst thing you could probalby do is let al of the general public know what the goverment knows, just for the main reason that mob mentallity never tends to work out in the best way.


I agree that the american people need not be privy to everything. How does that saying go? Something to the effect of never under estimate the stupidity of people in masses. The least the democratic party could do is stop playing politics when it comes to a war we are fighting. You can't tell people how bad it is then go back on that and expect them to unite on the war again. I listened to a portion of the speech and I think Obama gets it that we must be united but it is simply to late for that. Politicians in general just don't seem to get it that we are sick of them playing games on every single issue. They need to remember "United we stand, divided we fall"

I often wonder is it too much to ask for a president to say "I honestly don't feel I have enough information to make an informed decision I can stand by" or would the american people bash a politician for saying that? Could we accept that truth or would we rather they make it sound like they know exactly what they would do when they don't?





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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Monday, December 07, 2009 8:02 PM on j-body.org
^ is full of horse-dooky^

If taking one's time (weeks) to gather the facts to make an informed decision, is such a noble gesture.... The why in the name of bhudda, do we have to rame through thousands of earmaked pages of legislation, without the lawmakers even know what they are voting on?

Answer that question. Forget the fact that I called you full of crap, and explain why, or failing that, tell me how the two scenarios are idealogically different.

This ought to be good.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 10:29 AM on j-body.org
ScottaWhite wrote:

^ is full of horse-dooky^

If taking one's time (weeks) to gather the facts to make an informed decision, is such a noble gesture.... The why in the name of bhudda, do we have to rame through thousands of earmaked pages of legislation, without the lawmakers even know what they are voting on?

Answer that question. Forget the fact that I called you full of crap, and explain why, or failing that, tell me how the two scenarios are idealogically different.

This ought to be good.
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i'll answer that since its a quite easy answer. some things you know what your going to do and know what you want, so the answer is quick and easy. some things your not sure on or not sure you have the answers on so you wait to get all the info. if this is something that you want passed and you know the info on its best to pass it quickly versus waiting a long time for your opposition to hold you up. is it the right thing to do? not nessicarily. but if you believe your right and really want it to go thru thats what people will do.





now to answer wades questions about would the public accept a president saying he doesnt know or needs more time for the answers. that depends on who's in office, if a repulican said it, the democrats would say he's stalling, he doesnt have the intelligence to see the answer in front of his face, hes not fit to lead blah blah blah, and the repulicans would say the opposite. if a democrat said it the repulcins would roast him saying basically the same as the dems in the first part of my answer.

me personally i'd trust someone who didn't know all the answers allot more then someone who says they did. the general public though has this mass belief that a president should know every single answer for every single world problem. they should know every single important figure in the world and who they represent and what they believe etc etc etc. and they should know the answer to every question asked to them immedietly without taking anytime to think about the answer.


another thing ive come to find is that somehow any person in office no matter how big or how small the general public will claim they are idiots and will tout off about how they have the real answers and that if they were in office they would fix every problem in a day.


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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 12:15 AM on j-body.org
Rather a long exanatio. Which didn't do that.

His experts on the ground (McCrystal &Co) said we need 'X' number of troops here NOW. You can either stick your head up the cow's arse to get a good look at the steak, or you can take the butchers word for it.

So the f-job president dillywhacks around for WEEKS before he holds a press conference and mealymouths some uninspiring speech, during which he mentions well send the troops.

Now, since this guy is such a cerebral dude, it must have been so he and his stateside advisors can best weigh both sides of the coin. Send or don't send. Really stupidhard decision. So either mccrystal is incompetent and just pulled a number out of his butt, or Obama was stalling for time.




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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:04 AM on j-body.org
Meh. Scott, you know no more about what goes into making this decision than any of us. Your unwillingness to suspend your distaste of Obama long enough to give the president the benefit of that doubt...well, it just makes you appear obsessed with knocking the fellow. It rather makes most of what you say about him easy to dismiss as a lack of anger management where he's concerned.

Buck up, dude...it's going to be a long four years if you can't relax a bit Taking every tiny shot that presents itself is going to wear you out!




Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 10, 2009 8:34 AM on j-body.org
I like this thread. It demonstrates perfectly the hypocrisy of the political parties and their followers... *Goes to find a thread from 3 years ago or so*




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Re: Obama's Speech on Afghan War Policy
Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:07 PM on j-body.org
ScottaWhite wrote:

Rather a long exanatio. Which didn't do that.

His experts on the ground (McCrystal &Co) said we need 'X' number of troops here NOW. You can either stick your head up the cow's arse to get a good look at the steak, or you can take the butchers word for it.

So the f-job president dillywhacks around for WEEKS before he holds a press conference and mealymouths some uninspiring speech, during which he mentions well send the troops.

Now, since this guy is such a cerebral dude, it must have been so he and his stateside advisors can best weigh both sides of the coin. Send or don't send. Really stupidhard decision. So either mccrystal is incompetent and just pulled a number out of his butt, or Obama was stalling for time.




my explanation was 3 sentances long. that seems pretty short to me. unless you have a very very very short attention span.

in my work, i get questions asked about jobs and such that take time to research, when i get that question i may be knees deep in another project that im working on and i may not get to the question asked for several days do to needing to finish what im working on and take the time nessicary to give the answer my full attention and do the research nessicary to make an informed decsion. and im sure the questions i get are pretty freaking simple compared to what the president of the united states gets on a daily basis.

this is the same president that origonally talked about pulling troops out. and your here bitching that he is sending more men but he took to many weeks to make the decision. we all know you hate obama scott. but at least argue stuff that has some substance, arguing about waiting a couple weeks on an answer is pretty petty. people wait weeks on important decisions in just about every job out there. its the way it is.


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