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November 30th, 2009
09:27 AM ET

What do Republicans expect from president's Afghan speech?

President Obama is expected to announce plans to send 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

We know some Democrats in Congress aren't happy about it, but what do Republicans want to hear from the president tomorrow night?

Rep. Tom Price just returned from Afghanistan with the Georgia delegation where they met with General Stanley McChrystal. He spoke with Kiran Chetry on American Morning Monday about what Republicans expect to hear from the president.

Related: Obama faces risk of a wartime presidency

Filed under: Afghanistan
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    This is no time to try to pass the buck. You cannot continue to blame the previous President for a war. Any war America enters into is just that–America"s war. Congress is the one entity that has the power to "declare war".
    The idea of expanding the war is essential to protect "OUR" troops already there and should have been accomplished a long time ago. It seems to be America's track record to ignore the basic principals of the "Art of War". Simple things e.g. when a world problem exists like Iran's development of nuclear weapons you warn once then preempt with an attack. You mass forces and fight to destroy. When you kid glove the "enemy" who ever it is and you listen to their lies about addressing the issue that never occurs, you must man up and take care of the problem. No more mister nice guy. Nice guys finish last.
    Because this war has been allowed to fester for eight years and our military and equally their families have take the brunt of the fighting on the nose. The families are burying their sons and daughters while the rest of us are merely paying taxes. Iran, North Korea and the Afganistan war need to become air wars. Air wars mean less troops exposed to IED's, rockets and bullets. It means less aftermath for our soldiers in terms of their physical and mental health and it means less of America's dollars and resources. Field tactical nukes, small kilotonnage, will eliminate the people on the ground at the designated site and pollute the ground for a while to keep others from rebuilding the nuclear facilities or traveling the mountain passes between Pakistan and Afganistan. We should have learned long ago that there is no reality to bargin with Iran or North Korea. We are wasting our time and limited resources and more importantly, we are grossly endangering world peace and our grandchildren.
    The time to act is now and because our allies are weak and non supportive, we should do so unilateraly. We must realize that power really does come out of the barrel of a big gun and as much as we all want world peace, we are delusional to expect change by doing the same thing over and over.

    December 1, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  2. wolfgangpitbullingtonIII!

    It is ridiculous that Obama "railed" throughout the campaign as an "anti-war" community organizer, now he is trying to "out-Bush Bush". Truth is Obama is an untested, inexperienced, unqualified, overestimated fraud who is on the verge of leading this country to a military defeat in Afghanistan, and getting us all "incinerated" by a nuclear-armed, angry, apocalyptic Iran. Obama is about as competent prosecuting a war as a Mockingbird, and we all may well be injured by debris emanating from his military defeat. As a former military officer I am chagrined that such a "Huggermugger" is attempting to lead an honorable, courageous military of which he is unqualified to command. This country have made a "BIG MISTAKE" putting it's trust behind this lying, promoted beyond his level of competence, big spending Leftist Lunatic. He has lied once, and he will lie again! God bless America during this terrible "night of wrong". The Democratic Party, and the Left in this country cannot be trusted to lead, and must be decisively defeated to restore our country's national strength. Obama must go! wolfgangpitbullingtonIII!

    December 1, 2009 at 7:33 am |