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Obama's War? If the leading commander in Afghanistan asks for more troops, will it hurt Obama's liberal support?

AFGHANISTAN - U.S. combat deaths have risen to record levels since Obama announced a new strategy and ordered a troop buildup to Afghanistan, where a resurgent Taliban has confounded NATO-led efforts to stabilize the country.The situation is deteriorating, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, acknowledged. Support for the war among Americans is also declining. U.S. officials were awaiting the outcome of the Aug. 20 Afghan election, which still had unclear results.
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, said this week that the situation was serious but winnable. He is expected to ask for more troops, which could be politically difficult for Obama, with Democrats increasingly uneasy about the war and as congressional elections come up next year.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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    War in Afghanistan is not winnable. Russians were there more then 20 years .They did not acomplich anything just countless lives lost.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • U.S. combat deaths have risen to record levels since Obama announced a new strategy and ordered a troop buildup to Afghanistan, where a resurgent Taliban has
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    But the liberal mantra prior to the election was war issues, money being spent on war, and how many soldiers were killed. Now, all of a sudden war in Afghanistan is ok with liberals because Obama said so.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • The situation is deteriorating
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    No kidding
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, acknowledged. Support for the war among Americans is also declining
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    Is there any wonder when we have a President making Apology tours and welcoming anti- American terrorists into our own country, meeting with Palestinian leaders and going against our previous proactive Israeli efforts?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • increasingly uneasy about the war and as congressional elections come up next year.
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    So basically, what the Congress will do now is wait it out to make any proactive war decisions until the Democrats win the needed seats in the 2010 election. Having large amounts of troops continue to be killed in the meantime and losing ground in Afghanistan until then. Sounds like VIETNAM all over again to me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN0253447820090903?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Now, all of a sudden war in Afghanistan is ok with liberals because Obama said so.


    Most libs will gladly stand by Obama while Americans are killed in a war that we cannot win.  It helps that this war gets virtually no coverage by the liberal press. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • It will be interesting to watch this story/issue unfold in Oblama's lap
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 10:30 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

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