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    I was reading through the news and saw that Obama is supposed to announce his stategy for this war tonight at 8pm ET. What do you think he is going to say? What do you think is going to happen?

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    so what did he say, its 9pm here? what did he say? whats going to happen?

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    I didn't really see where he said much that we didn't already know. He is sending 30,000 more troops out. He did say that he set a deadline of having everyone withdrawn from Afghanistan in July 2011. We'll see though.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09335/1017679-84.stm
    http://www.nowpublic.com/world/obama...1-2530004.html

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    Yes, this wasnt a surprise. I dont know why the long wait in deciding since he appeased to the military leaders that be.

    Now Gates is complaining about the 2011 deadline. It just looks bad that never nobody is on the same page.

    Personally, I am tired of deploying and deploying for these kind of results.
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    You cant please everyone, when bush was in office people complained that we went in with no exit stradegy, now Obama goes in with a set goal and exit stradegy and now its all about "well crap you are telling them when we are leaving so they just have to wait until we leave and take over again"....people get on my nerves...

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    Exactly. Well we will see how things play out.
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    Obama's military advisors are telling him that for the Afghani Army, government, and economy to be completely self sustaining a substantial amount of NATO forces will have to be here until 2020.

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