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August 18, 2009

OBAMA CLAIMS AF-PAK WAR IS "FUNDAMENTAL TO THE DEFENSE OF OUR PEOPLE"

Washington Times - Owning an increasingly difficult struggle in Afghanistan, President Obama told 5,000 veterans to brace for a daunting and perhaps bloody period in a war the United States has no choice but to fight. "This is not a war of choice; this is a war of necessity," Mr. Obama told a gathering of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation's largest military veterans group. "This is not only a war worth fighting; it is fundamental to the defense of our people.". . . "The insurgency in Afghanistan didn't just happen overnight, and we wont defeat it overnight," Mr. Obama said. "This will not be quick. This will not be easy.". . . The Obama administration is in the midst of an escalation in Afghanistan, with 62,000 American troops now on Afghan soil, including 21,000 whom he dispatched as part of a "surge." The president's speech appeared in part to be aimed at preparing the country for the rough road ahead.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lead By Example, Chump!!!

Go Over There Yourself and Lead The4 Charge for Halliburton et al!!!!

August 19, 2009 12:52 AM  

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