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  •  You may be right, (5+ / 0-)

    but if we get a significant withdrawal in November, that would be good.

    CitizenX: "If the republicans were in charge GM & Chrysler would be dead and Osama bin Laden would be alive."

    by TomP on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 08:46:12 AM PDT

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    •  assuming it is combat troops (2+ / 0-)
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      not only the civilian affairs and support staff.

      Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

      by kimoconnor on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 08:49:47 AM PDT

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    •  I think they'll definitely be a significant number (2+ / 0-)
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      of troops withdrawn over the winter.

      One of the Taliban's favorite sayings was "you have the watches but we have the time".  That saying has now, however, started to turn against them, as they are running out of time in their bid to prevent the Afghan National Security Forces from reaching a level of quantity and quality that the Taliban can't successfully compete with.  That's why they've lately been concentrating on suicide-bombing ANSF recruiting offices and other Afghan security force installations.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 09:00:49 AM PDT

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