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After months of debate, President Barack Obama will spell out a costly Afghanistan war expansion to a skeptical public Tuesday night, coupling an infusion of as many as 35,000 more troops with a vow that there will be no endless U.S. commitment. His first orders have already been made: at least one group of Marines who will be in place by Christmas. Read more

By Jodi Westrick  |  December 1, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Obama speaks of we change the channel.

Now there's change you can believe in.

We're sick of listening to his lies.

Posted by: Jerzy | December 1, 2009 2:47 PM

I must admit I have chosen not to watch several of Pres. Obama's recent speeches - I felt he was quite overexposed. Tonight's speech, however, is a culmination of a number of things: the previous administration's taking its eye off the ball to begin war with Iraq; the previous administration's macho, helter skelter, no planning needed, approach to the war in Iraq; the previous administration's complete failure to even search out a withdrawal mode, let alone build one into any form of war planning. The cost of the current troop decision and planning for future and end term commitment in Afghanistan is being studied and quantified. It will not be a war on the credit card. Unfortunately for the current administration, they are not only "starting over" in Afghanistan, but they are coming from way behind - thanks to the criminal lack of responsibility exercised by the previous administration. Tonight's speech is about a watershed -of integrated decision making and planning - with fiscal implications included.

Posted by: arkosu | December 1, 2009 4:31 PM

Yes I will be watching...I am keeping a journal of Obama's lies and there should be some good material tonight....

Posted by: Straightline | December 1, 2009 4:51 PM

No. I am standing aside at the request of my friends daughter serving in ordinance disposal there, who wants no support shown for Obama. She feels her life is going to save anyone else from coming there, and understands without Biden she will never get home unless it is a body bag. If they want no money or support granted to the whcko, I won't, to support her stand on this.

I would watch only if I knew for sure that the Naval Marine Docs will chase him around with a butterfly net to put him on medical stand down for NPD sociopathic dual profiles, to void his signatures and open his intel.

The guy has no takers on his credibility, and all want to see his intel before allowing another troop to die under this fraud liar demander.

Place Biden ASAP.

Posted by: dottydo | December 1, 2009 6:30 PM

Commander in Chief......
no possible way !

not evidenced

Next !

Posted by: ONE2FISH | December 1, 2009 6:34 PM

Sadly, I think we forget that some Presidential candidates make promises in good faith that the American people and the Congress and Senate will work with him and not against him. President Obama had and still has hopes that he can in truth effect positive change in America. It will not be easy but it can be done. President Obama has faced ridicule and dissention at every turn from the day he took office.

We want health care reform but we do not want to pay for it. We thought nothing of sending billions/trillions of dollars to other countries to help shore them up or rebuild them for whatever social, political, or emergency needs that arose. We thought nothing of entering Iraq under false pretenses to get back at Sadaam for disrespecting Pres. Bush, Sr. We think nothing or paying astronomical salaries to Congressmen and women, Senators, then supporting them and their families with subsidized housing, government sponsored health care, free lunch, etc. Yet when it come to spending money on us, the legal citizens of the United States of America, all hell breaks loose and President Obama is every name in the book except what his AMERICAN mother named him. We are either going to love this country and work to help our President rebuild her strength and reputation or we will continue the downward spiral that started long before Bush, Jr. escalated the downward spiral. I love this Country and don't want to see it become covertly invaded by other nations under the guise of tolerance. Wake up America. You are fighting against the wrong target. Look who is filling up our military, the very one's we are fighting. Look who is filling up the hospital boards and ER's as specialists, interns RN's, etc. Take a long look at the names of the up and coming. These are people whose mother NOR father was an American citizen. President Obama is NOT our enemy. He could very well be a blessing in disguise. I am in no way advocating carte blanche on everything he says or asks. Let us begin to work with him more and against him less. Let us put aside our petty bitterness and get this Country back on track to be strong and self-sufficient.


Posted by: cntnulprze | December 1, 2009 6:57 PM

"Sadly, I think we forget that some Presidential candidates make promises in good faith that the American people and the Congress and Senate will work with him and not against him."

Excellent thought...agree 1000%. The legislative branch is such that all good ideas for the majority of the people go to die in the Senate. The elitist lobbying and paying off of politicians (aka PAC and political contributions) is designed with the assumption that Americans are largely a very short sighted people with poor long term memory. Ask anyone that goes to the polls in Montana what Baucus did when he's up for re-election. Do you think most will remember that Baucus has to date shot down all proposed tax increases on the wealthy? That Baucus prefers to tell Americans that they'll have to spend up to 15% of their individual income to feather the insurance cartel's profits - yet STILL have to pay higher taxes to pay for a war to open new markets for corporations?

NO - what Americans will remember is that troops are pulling out of AfPak just before the election. This time table has been carefully crafted for BO's re-election.

Nobody will remember he increases taxes by discriminating against tobacco users without also taxing alcohol (sorry, all statistics show alcohol kills and maims more/year than tobacco - that is irrefutable). Do you HONESTLY think that money is going to sCHIP? Like your Social Security taxes go to fund SS and nothing else? Yeah, right....

Nobody will remember his racist flap against the police officer in Boston to stick up for his elitist buddy from Harvard.

As long as politicians continue to turn this country into a socioeconomic caste system of corporatism and consumerism, the majority of ppl SHOULD push back. Frankly I'm sick of eight years of Bush's class warfare, and all I'm seeing from BO is more of the same. Polarization will continue for as long as elitists continue to screw over the lower classes - history bears this out in any failed society (as American society is now - a FAILURE).

Posted by: pcw5150 | December 1, 2009 9:30 PM

Obama said he would try to make it so americans can buy health care. That is what is happening, but the repugs call it a lie, huh?
He moves to get us out of Iraq, and tries to win in Afghanistan. He is doing that. All of this with little or no money due to the depression brought to you by DICK, and W. Also, we spent over 1 trillion on Iraq, and cut taxes for the rich by another 1 trillion. All of this should have lead to expansion, but due to theory of little government, the repugs decided not to oversee the financial markets, and they collapsed as a result. Hence, large debt, two wars, and a DEPRESSION BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REPUGs.

Posted by: sarlat | December 1, 2009 11:36 PM

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