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White House Sees Progress in Afghanistan

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Posted on Dec 16, 2010
U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

A White House review of the mess in Afghanistan will reportedly declare that some modest progress has been made toward the administration’s goals (vague and illogical though they may be), despite widespread skepticism and the most allied casualties since the start of the war in 2001.

Reuters:

A White House review of President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan war strategy being released on Thursday will report that foreign forces are making headway against the Taliban but that hefty challenges remain.

The review, which the administration has indicated will not result in major strategy changes, is expected to cite hurdles including the need to strengthen Afghan governance and goading Pakistan to eliminate insurgent safe havens.

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By reynolds, December 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment

white house delusional and/or dishonest

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By joell, December 17, 2010 at 12:09 am Link to this comment

LostHills:
” And it’s time for a real Democrat to announce a primary challenge to Obama’s candidacy in 2012.”

there are no real democrats, only corporate owned democrats. However, the DC insiders may orchestrate a primary challenge and when the challenger loses and endores Obama,  we’re back to 2000 and “hold your nose”  and vote Obama.

maybe a 3rd party option will be more appealing this time.

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By PatrickHenry, December 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm Link to this comment

The only progress made in Afghanistan are the politicial party campaign checks from the lobbyists and contractors making money from it.

Comming up on the 10 year bonus.

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By Big B, December 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm Link to this comment

Ah the White house, still standing there in uniform, like Kevin Bacon in “Animal House” screaming to all who will listen, “ALL IS WELL!!”

Lasmog

you have to remember the Marine mind. It is beaten into them that to come back back from the battlefield without a crippling injury is an affront to the corps and an insult to america.

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By lasmog, December 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

Last night, one of the network news shows (does it matter which?) interviewed four Marines who had each lost their legs while serving in Afghanistan.  Each Marine dutifully declared that their personal sacrifice had been worth it and urged that the country stay the course in Afghanistan.  This type of emotional appeal for patriotic sacrifice is now what passes for ‘news’ on our networks.

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By frecklefever, December 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm Link to this comment

THESE WORTHLESS WARS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA…TO SUPPORT THEM IS EVIDENCE OF
NAIVETE..PATRIOTISM IS LAUDABLE..BUT IF MISDIRECTED IT BECOMES HARI KARI…

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By markulyseas, December 16, 2010 at 11:22 am Link to this comment

This sounds like the 5 o’clock follies (Vietnam).

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By LostHills, December 16, 2010 at 9:55 am Link to this comment

Long past time to get out. And it’s time for a real Democrat to announce a primary
challenge to Obama’s candidacy in 2012.

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