December 1st, 2009
08:49 PM ET
8 months ago

Bash: The liberal take

(CNN) – Liberals said today that they appreciate President Obama's plan not to have an open-ended commitment. But anti-war lawmakers told me it doesn't make sense to send all these new troops to Afghanistan and bring them right home. They're very skeptical of it.


Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Vets4Obama

    Last time I packed for Three years, I didn't consider it coming "right back home'. I consider three years to be a pretty long stay in any one location. Where are you from?

    December 1, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  2. Dave

    Yes, we can.... intensify war in order to achieve peace....
    Yes, we can... send 30,000 more troops so that we bring troops back...
    Yes, we can kill more people to assure life!
    Yes, we can!

    The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau!"

    December 1, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. Bea

    You guys don't get it. He doesn't suppose to tell you everything because the MEDIA will be our troops in HARM way by reporting everything. If anyone in my family gets hurt I will be pointing blame at the media for providing information to the Taliban. You guys better wake up!!! but you get everyone hurt. We been at war for 8 years and never got this much coverage. THE MEDIA IS DANGEROUS RESOURCE TO HAVE IN THESE TRYING TIMES. SINCE YOU GUYS KNOW EVERYTHING YOU GO PUT OVER THERE AND FIGHT1

    December 1, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. D.

    It is Obama trying to please everyone, the liberals, the anti-Vietnam movement on one hand and the armed forces, the national security experts, and so on, on the other.
    The double talk president knows how to talk......War is the ultimate walk!

    December 1, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. George

    We are not the worlds mommy, this war is not winable, setting a deadline to get out is good,we need to get out and take care of home, bush ,cheney, left this President a big mess ,all the Repubs say is no,no,no, ..no solutions ......the nerve of people even listening to Repubs.

    December 1, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  6. not to have an open-ended war

    find out who is aiding the enemy, end them

    bomb the border

    send in the CIA

    December 1, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Marie Laveaux

    As a liberal Democrat, i think these guys are dead wrong on this one. The security of our country is at stake here, we have to get the job done as best we can, then get out.

    December 1, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  8. New Yorker

    Trying to please everyone but pleasing no one; kind of like voting present. We"ll see how effective it is to send in troops and then pull them too soon. Of course, we can hope he's just kidding in order to quiet his liberal friends.

    December 1, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  9. valwayne

    You have to agree with the liberals about one thing. After months of dithering and dithering the decision to send troops in and yo yo them right back makes no sense. Obama's made it pretty clear to the Terrorists and Taliban that he doesn't have any sticking power, and our troops will pay the price.

    December 1, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  10. Nea

    How about this America he could of just went ahead and sent 40,000 troops and not even gave it a thought, so at least he cared enough to rethink this strategy and then reach a decision.

    December 2, 2009 01:06 am at 1:06 am |