November 27th, 2009
01:30 PM ET
13 years ago

CNN Radio: Obama's Afghanistan announcement

CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley tells CNN's John Lisk some of what to expect as President Obama gets ready to make his Tuesday announcement on troop strength in Afghanistan.

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  1. Iraq was Bush's war and.....

    Afghanistan is Obama's's still this the change you were thinking of?????

    November 27, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Buddy

    Wait a minute folks and be very worried about both Cheney and Palin. Remember how so many of us thought that George W. would not stand a chance against Al Gore, because we knew that George was an empty suit and remember us saying that he was a corporation running as a person. But the idiots went to the voting booths and put George in office anyway because "he was going to surround himself with smart people" and was "a born again Christian who would pray to God for guidance". Don't underestimate the idiots, or we well might end up with a Cheney/Palin White House. Prepare for a battle to save our country from these evil and deceitful people who can get their idiot followers to back them and offer up their sons and daughters for whatever military venture the Cheney/Palin group finds profitable for Haliburton or any of their friends' financial interests.

    November 27, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. John Doe

    Wow...just when I think I've seen the absolute bottom of the stupdity well someon comes along and points out that it's apparently bottomless. Dick Cheney? When did we start thinking that bloodless, heartless war crimminals make good politicians – if there's even such a thing as a "good" politician...

    November 27, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Josefina Brown

    Good time to fire up the TiVo or DVR and tape Beck. You can watch it during the speech and not waste good TV time. Anyway, the 11:00 o'clock news will tell us in 5 minutes what will take Obama to say in what? 40 minutes?

    November 27, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. New Yorker

    Obama's "war of necessity" seems to be another one of his responsibilities he doesn't know what to do with. perhaps he should listen to those who know how to win a war – like Bush and Cheney.

    November 27, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. mojo

    Indecisive? Let's talk Indecisive

    Where were republicans when a request for 21,000 extra troops for Afghanistan was sitting Bush's desk for over a year (Obama sent them earlier in the year)? Where were republicans when a request for a troop surge in Iraq took a year to materialize because Bush first wanted to run a Public Relations campaign? Where were republicans when he held off a Fallujah offensive in 2004 costing dozens of American lives, because he deemed it not worth it politically? Where were republicans when Cheney and Rumsfeld decided to go into Iraq with half of the troops his generals were requesting?

    Republicans – Public Relations First – National Security Second.

    November 27, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    The war in Afghanistan is over EIGHT years old How can any intelligent, thinking person call it Obama's war?.

    November 27, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Chipster

    I agree with Buddy. Be careful what you wish for. Never, ever underestimate the stupidity of the American people. They knew Al Gore was well educated, experienced, and qualified. They elected GW, knowing that he failed to show up for National Guard duty in a gravy position that was handed to him ahead of a long waiting list. They knew he couldn't make a complete sentence even with a dictionary. They knew and they voted for him because he "seemed like a regular guy." Is that what we want to be leader of the free world? a regular guy?

    Well, Cheney's no "regular guy." He's a corporate thief of major proportions. If no bid contracts for Halliburton, Blackwater, etc. aren't proof of that, what is? He's paranoid and sees evil everywhere he looks. I recall the saying that "we judge others by ourselves." He judges everyone as the enemy. Let's not wish that he would ever be in a position of authority again.

    November 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Chipster

    Iraq was Bush's war and.....

    No, Afghanistan is OUR war. It's the war against the people who attacked us on 9/11 and the Taliban who harbored them. Yes, this is the change we needed. Iraq diverted valuable resources to a war of obsession, not against those who attacked us.

    Bush/Cheney should never be forgiven for allowing our resources to be pulled from pursuing Bin Laden. They did this and crippled our economy because they could and they could because fools in this country voted them into office.

    Every vote counts! EVERY vote makes a difference. Never let this happen again because you were too busy, tired, lazy, or apathetic to vote!

    November 27, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. sniffit

    Hey Buddy:

    I agree. Don't underestimate the idiots, like the ones who voted uhbozo into office. Cheney/Palin or my Lab Biscuit would be vastly superior to the incompetent criminals we have in office. This administration is a joke and people like you who made it possible are obviously confused.
    Also, check your history and see who was first to give no-bid contracts to Haliburton. See Clinton/Gore.

    November 27, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. Gerry

    How can anyone with intelligence call this Obama's. I can and it is simple he is the president and the commander in chief. If he doesn't want to call this his war or take responsibility for it then resign and let Joe Biden be president. Quit making excuses, take responsiblity do something that showes you that he is in charge. Hasn't happened yet.

    November 27, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  12. jules sand-perkins

    Everybody makes mistakes.
    We made a big one with this administration.
    Let's all apologize to each other and move ahead.
    We'll get it right next time!

    November 27, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |