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  •  Perhaps it is indeed time to get (0+ / 0-)

    out of there. But anybody who thinks that such a decision is a "no-brainer" has no idea of how complicated geopolitics is. This is a VERY tough call, with long lists of positives and negatives associated with each path he can take. One thing I am confident in is that unlike Pres. Bush, Obama cares deeply about our soldiers and suffers greatly when we have casualties; these tragedies weigh heavily on him as he contemplates when we should get out. The snarky comments regarding this that get posted on this blog do a disservice to liberals everywhere.

    I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

    by doc2 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 12:18:19 PM PDT

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    •  Last time I looked at a globe (0+ / 0-)

      Afghanistan was clear on the other side of the world.

      This is a no brainer.  What the heck are we doing over there?

      There is a real crisis going on in Fukushima.  We need the resources that we are wasting on wars spent on cleaning up the mess in Japan.

      •  A poll I saw recently taken of (0+ / 0-)

        actual soldiers in the field showed overwhelming support for us staying in Afghanistan. It doesn't mean that they are necessarily right, but if the Americans on the ground there, with the most to lose, much more than you or I, say it is a good idea to stay, who are you to tell them it is a "no-brainer" that we pick up and leave? At least grant them that their view is worthy of serious consideration on our part.

        I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

        by doc2 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 01:54:47 PM PDT

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