Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

"president" 0bama! Unless we get 40,000 troops we'll lose Afghanistan - General McChrystal?

THE GREAT ONE, Barack Hussein Obama: There, there, you only need 12,000 so that's what I'm going to trickle to you.

What kind of generalship is that?

Aren't we fortunate to have a Commander in Chief with so much experience?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Sometimes wonder if he WANTS to lose the war.Makes ya wonder who his friends are. He's a terrorist sympathizer and a known fact that the libs are anti-military. ex: Barbie Boxer, that's "SENATOR"! Barbie Boxer.

  • 1 decade ago

    In addition to the 12,000, Another 5,000 troops will be deployed at a later date to support combat troops, bringing the total to 17,000 the Defense Department said. A senior administration official confirmed the total.

    The Obama administration has been conducting several reviews of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, including a review by Gen. David Petraeus, the commander in the region. The president and the Pentagon have been considering a request from the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, to send as many as 30,000 additional troops.

    Maybe a little more information may help you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, we will probably lose Afghanistan regardless. Afghanistan is where empires go to die. Ask the Greeks, Romans, Persians, Russians, etc.

    We have no further objectives in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda is not capable of using Afghanistan to launch attacks against the US anymore. It is time for us to go.

    By the way, military leaders are always asking for more troops and more wars. That's the reason why the founding fathers of this country were smart enough to put an elected official in charge of the military.

    During the Cuban Missle Crisis, the military leadership wanted us to invade Cuba. JFK resisted. Fortunately. Unknown to us at the time was that Russia had fully operational tactical nuclear missles deployed in Cuba in addition to the long-range missles they were installing. An invasion (i.e. what the military leadership wanted) could easily have resulted in a nuclear destroying our navy in the waters south of Florida.

  • 1 decade ago

    You do realize that Obama has the Top Brass from the 4 major brances as his military advisors right? They all advise him how to handle military matters, including how many troops to deploy.

    The general on the gorund is not the highest ranking officer. He's simply the man in charge of an area. His higher up is advising Obama to only send 12,000 troops, so that's what's Obama is doing. Listening to more than 1 military leader.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually McChrystal is proposing 40,000 MORE troops, and there are already 38,000 in Afghanistan.

    Under Bush, there were only 16,000.

    So I guess if you think Obama hasn't sent enough troops, you think Bush was a complete failure.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It'll be a disgrace if Obama doesn't send 40,000 troops, if he doesn't do it he mayaswell pull out because there's no point in fighting a war which is unwinnable unless theres major reinforcements.

    He should listen to his General not his advisors, he better make a decision soon because his dithering is costing lives.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, but his friends are... without him, the US Military would get the 40,000 and kick their terrorist azz back to the stone age.

    Obama gives them 'hope'...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Did I hear you complaining during the past eight years when we had another one without any military experience?

    Unless you wish to accept basic training at Lackland AFB experience?

  • 1 decade ago

    lose what, control of all the (smack) they produce.

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