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Obama and the Afghan quagmire

Barack Obama does seem to have much better instincts in foreign policy than George W. Bush. But lest that be seen as damning by faint praise, let’s just say that Obama, like the Washington Redskins football team, is moving the ball down the field but needs to get it over the goal line more often.

Obama has withdrawn U.S. forces from Iraqi cities and has pledged to end this Bush quagmire by the end of 2011.

Because the United States has been reluctant to leave countries in which it has had a military presence — for example, Europe, Japan, and South Korea — whether the prospect of Iraqi relapse into violence will derail, or be used as an excuse to defer, the promised U.S. withdrawal remains to be seen.

A more rapid U.S. withdrawal would be desirable so that there would be less time for a reversal, but at least Obama’s original opposition to the Iraq War seems to be pointi

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Added: Oct-13-2009 Occurred On: Oct-13-2009
By: BANBANBANG
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Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East
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  • When that Iraqi army gets to saddaam strength it might be more interesting

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  • Banban i spotted an error, vis: "Because the United States has been reluctant to leave countries in which it has had a military presence %u2014 for example, Europe, Japan, and South Korea %u2014 whether the prospect of Iraqi relapse into violence will derail, or be used as an excuse to defer, the promised U.S. withdrawal remains to be seen." The US has indicated it wishes to leave Japan but it is the Japanese who are dragging their heels. When the US leaves, Japan must pay their ent More..

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  • http://www.icasualties.org/OEF/index.aspx

    soldiers just keep dying like its a past time story. obama should muster some balls and bitchslap jew pricks who made these wars happen

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  • Most of the americans in this site defend israel more than their own country , its crazy

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