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Bush calls for more Afghan troops

Source: BBC
Date: April 2 2008

US President George W Bush has urged Nato allies to send more troops to Afghanistan ahead of the alliance's biggest-ever summit in Romania.

In a pre-summit speech in Bucharest, Mr Bush said "we cannot afford to lose Afghanistan... we must win".

Romania and France are due to send more troops and Mr Bush asked other nations "to step forward".

He also renewed calls for Nato membership to be open to any European democracy that sought it.

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan currently numbers 47,000 troops from 40 nations. Commanders have called for a further 10,000 soldiers to be deployed.

Nato allies want the Bucharest summit, starting later on Wednesday, to send the message that it will stay in Afghanistan for as long as necessary.

'Circle of freedom'

In a keynote speech hours before the two-day summit of the 26-nation alliance, Mr Bush

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  • i can hardly wait until this idiot leaves office

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  • Dumb ass question...

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  • They never learn: two fronts!

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  • one day your world gone muslims.you in you taliban puppets.

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  • So why doesn't he just invent new troops like the rest of the Government does with money.

    Ha! Imagine that, a Fiat Army, more troops by decree. D'oh that would be a draft, SOOOoooo Sorry! Shhhh go back to sleep, nothing to see hear, moving along now, the world is a wonderful place.

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  • FFs someone take this dumb fuck out

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  • the problem is simple give more money to afghan troops i mean more than $50 dollar a month so more ppl will join do u guys know the budget of afghan army its 166 million dollars lol

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  • Sorry georgie, you've wasted almost 38,000 Americans in an illegal was called Iraq. I konw you were raised to believe you get anything you want. Welcome to the real world asshole!

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  • well well MR Bushy man you not tough after all aren't you boy or shall I say old man why don't you get back to your Texas and do what you can do best cowboy The American nation are exhausted no more money to spare even Americans are not happy with your war my advice Mr Bush my advice is make a peace and get the fuck out of Iraq and start to build your country if you really care VIV AMERICA THE PROMISE LAND PARADISE ON EARTH

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  • Simba1: "
    SimpleSiren: "
    Simba1: "Funny man this Bush. If he wouldnt have started the Iraq-war against all advise then there would have been enough troops available for Afghanistan. Dont blame the rest of the world for a troop shortage and a screwed up military plan. "
    Well if Germany Spain and Italy werent such pussies we wouldnt have the Issue. All three need to leave Nato as they do nothing for it. We have new members coming. We dont need the 3 anymore."
    simplesiren, I started to ignore your comments long ago. "
    C More..

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  • Simba1: "Funny man this Bush. If he wouldnt have started the Iraq-war against all advise then there would have been enough troops available for Afghanistan. Dont blame the rest of the world for a troop shortage and a screwed up military plan. "
    Well if Germany Spain and Italy werent such pussies we wouldnt have the Issue. All three need to leave Nato as they do nothing for it. We have new members coming. We dont need the 3 anymore.

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