View Full Version : 35% of Americans Approve Obama's Afghanistan Plan
12-01-2009, 10:06 PM
"The decline in Obama's approval rating on Afghanistan is evident among all party groups, with double-digit decreases since September among Republicans (17 points), independents (16 points), and Democrats (10 points)."
12-01-2009, 10:23 PM
It's one of the crappiest war plans ever laid out by a President. Uh we are sending more troops, with these big goals, but in a yr we start withdrawing and in 3 yrs we will be gone?
All that does is make the civilians unwilling to cooperate in anyway. They know in 3 yrs all that will be left it Taliban.
What a crappy plan, I haven't met one person yet who really likes it. Obama is probably going to blow it right when Dems has Repubs on the ropes.
12-02-2009, 02:13 AM
The country now stands at 35% Republican?
12-02-2009, 03:39 AM
Like PCR said in his article -- the escalation will be enough to produce a stalemate --but not enough to win the war.
This serves the war machine. Its a page from Orwell: endless war against a faceless enemy.
This services the military industrial complex. It's just what they need to justify the bloated and obscene Pentagon budget -- now in the vicinity of around $700 billion a year.
Not even counting the black projects and covert ops. Recall -- in 2002 the CIA refused to turn over its budgetary data to the House/Senate Joint Intelligence Committee for the period before 2001.
So no one really knows the true numbers. Just like with the banksters and the bail out.
12-02-2009, 06:34 AM
Bush left this country is so much shambles on so many fronts, one of Obama's big jobs is just getting the American engine running again. It was broken down, but I have faith it will be running again soon.
There is a good chance Obama could go down in history as the "Great Compromiser" (of modern America), and I don't think that would be a bad thing at all :)
12-02-2009, 06:45 AM
Obama's heart is not in this. He took so long to come up with a plan when he supposedly had one during the campaign. It was just lip service. Instead, he's worried about government taking over everything and pretending that isn't socialism.