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  •  Gates then is being used for cover to counter (5+ / 0-)

    Rethug criticism of Gitmo closing and Iraq troop withdrawing.

    Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

    by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 02:47:20 AM PST

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    •  Problem is... (3+ / 0-)

      ... 30,000 of those troops stationed in Iraq are being sent straight to Afghanistan.

      Next year at this time we'll likely be keeping vigil over the tally of the dead in Afghanistan instead of Iraq.

      We need to bring ALL of the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan in the same amount of time it took to get them there.  Period.

      (¯`*._(¯`*._(-IMPEACH-)_.*´¯)_.*´¯)

      by NonnyO on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 04:40:34 AM PST

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      •  I'll grudgingly give Obama Afghanistan (5+ / 0-)

        because there is a real problem there -- not just with the fact that OBL (or whoever is really running al Qaeda) is hiding out somewhere in the region, but also how women are in danger every time they set foot on the street, as well as the resumption of the opium trade.

        "Once you choose hope, anything's possible." ~Christopher Reeve

        by Cali Scribe on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 06:27:46 AM PST

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        •  Things need to be straightened out in Afghanistan (1+ / 0-)
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          so that it is changed from an occupation to a regional and state rebuilding effort. Capturing OBL and dealing with Afghanistan are not always linked either. It's quite a mess both in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where OBL is either alive or dead, and both countries are a mess, and it'll take time, but the solution will ultimately be diplomacy not military occupation. The local warlords are a giant problem.

          Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

          by doinaheckuvanutjob on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 03:38:54 PM PST

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