November 24th, 2009
02:36 PM ET
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. clr

    exit plans are only as good as the power that is in washington at the time they come DUE. The democrats will be thrown out in 2010 – in droves – and any exit plan will be revisted depending on what happens AT THAT TIME.

    I am a mom of a marine that has been on standby waiting to ship over for 5 months waiting for this bone head to effectively agree to what the generals asked for all along – just diterhing around with some language here and there. I am disgusted with the politics this moron played with our kids lives. As it is, our kids will now be shipped over at Xmas time, which I think this driviling idiot planned as well – given his disdain for the military and their families.

    November 24, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. mjm

    Let's get ready to get ready....and stand by to stand by.

    If Obama really wanted to achieve victory in Afghanistan, the troops would be on their way over. I don't see any reason for withholding troops, unless you're going to quit.

    Failure is always an option with this guy.

    Oh, and Dominican mama 4 Obama, Republicans enlist and serve, Democrats do not. Or if they do they head for Canada at the first sign of deployment.

    November 24, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. tax the rich

    One democrat lawmaker suggests we confiscate (tax) the so-called rich an extra 1-5% to pay for the war effort. As if the non-rich shouldn't share in the sacrifice? Thanks Obama for furthering your agenda of weath re-distribution from those who earned their know, those evil business owners.

    November 24, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  4. TCM

    It's difficult for Obama to send reinforcements to kill his muslim brothers; take it easy on him.

    November 24, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. TCM

    Yeah, Dutch, maybe Bush should have dithered...and let us get attacked again and again...or, better yet, maybe Obama will give the Ft Hood murdering muslim a ticker tape's amazing how shallow the loyalities of true Americans run

    November 24, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    You can almost see the anger in his demeanor and how it may be impossible to hold him back from punishing those terrorists that killed all those Americans in NY and Washington DC!

    Okay, maybe not.

    November 24, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. bill

    I would like to know where in God's name he is going toget the money for this war without will cost billions. Will he sacrifice all his domestic plans for the American people will he stop fixing our economy..You cant just print money or keep borrowing.What happened to his message"we must all learn to live within our means"..I'm quickly losing my faith in this man..very quickly..Didn't he recently win the Nobel PEACE prize?????

    November 24, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Peter s

    Get the strategy right Mr. President, I can't imagine why republicans critic you!! yet they had 8 years to get it right ! but guess what folks ? they couldn't because some of them like cheney were the war beneficiaries ! Sir, time to call on them and make them face justice!. is now. No wonder they are still criticizing your government about gitmo! and do you know why? because the are afraid the truth gonna come out!. GOP cashed on peoples fears!! people like terrorists were supposed to be treated like boogers were glorified to the state of soldiers ! they are thugs and so they should be treated!! try them like any other good for nothing criminals !!keep on pushing on Mr President you are doing great!!!

    November 24, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  9. Tram

    Bush got us into this mess.
    Thanks to Bush, we can't just "walk" out of the mess.
    Thanks to Bush, the US has no choice but to keep on fighting wars the American people didn't want.

    President Obama can't just say, "Okay, everybody come on home." Bush's actions prevented that from ever happening no matter who the president following him was - heck, even McCain (clueless as he was) wouldn't have been able to do that.

    WHY hasn't Bush been arrested, tried and convicted like the war criminal he is? WHY are we having to clean up his messes when these messes should never have existed in the first place?

    November 24, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. big mac

    I think Mr. Obama is right, if we send the troops in make sure they can come, out and end this war.

    November 24, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. Casy

    Vote for Palin in 2012

    November 24, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  12. Chris in CA

    Could we all just simmah down for crying out loud.

    If Bush were still pres we would be out of there by now? Really?

    Its comments like most of these that show the absolute true ignorance and insipidness that is the lunatic right.

    Go back to school, calm down and take a deep breath. If any of you were president we would all probably be invaded or dead by now.

    Bush would have us out of there... LOLOLOL!

    November 24, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. Adalbert

    Bring our troops home Mr. President. Please do not listen to the GOP. There is nothing to win in Afghanistan.

    November 24, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. Idiot_Pelosi

    It took you that long to come up with that plan? You are incompetent.

    Either get the job done, or pull all the way out. Those were the obvious 2 choices 3 months ago you "dithering" idiot.

    Yes, and I read the comments that Bush got us into this mess. Well, Good for BUSH your liberal morons. What were we supposed to do, sit back and wait for the next 9/11? You liberals make me sick.


    November 24, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  15. D.

    The delay makes it so much "Obama war" either way he decides. He cannot anymore blame Bush: not for this not for Iraq. When they keep on blaming the previous administration at this point they look like little kids! Did not Obama run knowing well the situation and what needs to be done?!?? So will he say "I am putting 40,000 troops in but it is only because Bush did not do it??!! Sounds ridiculous to me!

    November 24, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  16. father of soldier

    Its nice to know that as my son and sons and daughters of other Americans are being killed wounded fighting Mr. Obama's war in Afghanistan the president still can not make up his mind weather to send badly needed troops to reinforcements. My son has been over run three times in 2 months watched friends die but every wends day the president can have a cocktail parties at the white house I hear this week they have Jenifer Hudson but still troops die and know one cares and thats both parties I don't get it but lets not waste a chance to waste a chance to make a new tax thanks mr. obey democrat Wisconsin you should be proud Mr. Wrangle why don't you just shut up and pay your taxes first health care bill that few people want or can afford 10 % unemployment unsustainable dept know thats change you can believe in how about the global warming lies leaked in those emails that not one network has talk about just more lies from corrupt politicians and media that are nothing but willing accomplices I am for the first time in my life ashamed to be an american

    November 24, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  17. Willy Brown

    Oh great the Ego in Chief wants to show off his new teleprompters next week on prime time. Come liberals admit you made a big mistake not voting for Hillary.

    November 24, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. DJ

    Read Bush's lips...he didn't even care about winning in Afganistan because he and Dick Cheney wanted war in Iraq instead even before 9/11. You neoCON's are delusional and hide your heads in sand ignoring reality.

    November 24, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. Gerry

    When you don't know what to do you sit around and do nothing. I thought that Obama was president but it sounds as though many of you think Bush is still president. Some day Obama and his blind follower will have to take responsibility for being president. 4 and no more. Come on Hilliary

    November 24, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  20. test

    kill the poppy crops and bring our children home.

    November 24, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  21. indy

    Well, at least a decision is coming soon. Unfortunately, those in combat can't take weeks and weeks to make a decision. As I've said before, if the President wants to pull out, do it. If he wants to increase troops, do it. Just please make a decision for the sake of the troops already in Afghanistan. That's the least we can do for them.

    November 24, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. Fitz in Texas

    Nice to see the President of the United States has our military backs...(dripping with sarcasm)

    November 24, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  23. enough is enough

    Why can't we admit it thatit is the conservitives in this country that will ruin this country even more then they did already.

    Bush and most of his cabnet need to be tried and exicuted in front of the capitol for there treason. Then, All the congressmen who are conservitives need to be next.

    Then we will be able to bring real change, healthecare for all humans, no more wars, and we can win the war on climate change and save the planet for our children.

    And if anyone is caught voting for a social consirvitive, he should be arrested.

    Wake up everyone and realize that the Conservatives in office, and FOX news and talk radio will destroy this country if true patriots don't destroy them first.

    November 24, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  24. Keith in Austin

    In my lifetime, many great Democrat Presidents led our Nation in times of war. Do ANY of you Liberal Obambots seriously consider this President on the same level as Roosevelt,Truman or Kennedy? Give me a break. This guy is a weak,slick-talking,inept bureaucrat! I'm glad I did'nt share my foxhole with this guy.

    November 24, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
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