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Is this sad or what? AMRY SAYS TROOPS MORALE DOWN

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Thanks Obama..He hasn't had them over there for 7 years

    2006

    What makes the recent criticism more threatening to the Bush administration is the sense that it represents an unspoken strain of thought among some of those on active duty. A poll of 944 troops serving in Iraq released by Zogby International and LeMoyne College did not ask about Rumsfeld but found that 72 percent think the United States should withdraw within a year, and more than a quarter said they should leave immediately.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/04/15/MNGMTI9FBT1.DTL
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:41 PM on Nov. 13, 2009


  • 2005 Fort Bragg, North Carolina - United States President George Bush, trying to boost flagging support for the US commitment in Iraq, acknowledged the ongoing violence there, but rejected calls to reinforce or withdraw US troops by a certain date.

    Amid polls showing that most Americans disapprove of how he is handling the war, Bush said in a rare prime-time televised address late Tuesday that the key to victory and a swift US pull-out was training Iraq's fledgling security forces.

    "Our strategy can be summed up this way: As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down," he said one year to the day after Iraqis formally assumed sovereignty of their war-torn country after the March 2003 invasion.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:44 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Maybe morale is low in Afghanistan because they have a president that is stringing them along. They need help. My husbands brigade has lost too many soldiers in just three months most coming from on battalion, which is in the middle of no where and until recently had no outlets to even plug in a microwave. They have no exercise equipment or anything to do on their down time when they are not going on missions or memorial services of their fallen comrades. We have had 1-2 memorial services practically every week since the end of Aug. Every time my husband calls he asks if Obama has approved more troops yet. They need help and need it now/three months ago.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • So to sweet~ lets talk about the present not the past!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Pointing that finger backwards will sure to get you a good case of arthritis. And Obamacare doesn't treat that anymore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Yes it is sad... It is sad that more men and women have DIED under Obama this year than any single year under Bush. It is sad this is the "NEWS" we got President Obama's 8th "war council" meeting Wednesday to decide on a strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan wrapped up, no decisions had been made and so many lingering questions remained about the strategy forward, it seemed clear that more meetings were necessary and any announcement will be delayed far beyond the unofficial November 11 deadline administration aides had been shooting for.
    He gave us NOTHING! Yet Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made it clear where they stand and are not even surprised by Obama's pitty patty BS.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 11:30 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • It's not Obama's fault they are there. Stop blaming him. Now, if he doesn't let them come home, then there's something to discuss. I am all for bringing them home.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:48 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • ^^They aren't coming home. This war will last longer than Vietnam, the previous record holder for the longest war. Obama's new Quagmire, and he IS responsible for the Good War in Afghanistan, remember? More soldiers killed since his taking office than in Bush's term, Good luck with that liberals, and why aren't you all crying about the pricetag in Afghanistan? Hypocrisy much?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Night- ummmm. last I heard he was the one that approved the surge, the surge that my husband was part of. He was supposed to go to Iraq but because of the surge his brigade is in Afganistan. SO that makes Obama responsible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

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