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  1. Brady to Brown

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    Thats all I want to say. If the Americans could pull some of their troops and weapons out of Iraq and help us out in Afghanistan where the real enemy is we would appreciate it. Canadian's are dying in Afghanistan for 9/11 we need your help.
     
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    I thought Iraq had the nuclear weapons?? I thought they were harboring the terrorists?? You mean George did not tell the truth?? Afghanistan, the hub of the Taliban, the major conduit of heroin into this country, our good friend.. where Bin Laden is being hidden.. somehow our ADD administration missed the point of all of this and pissed a lot of people off.
     
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    You will get no help from President Cheney. My advice to Canadians is to stop doing what you're told by the Americans and bring your kids home. There is no "war" on terror. It's a joke and you're overpaying for the lie.
     
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    In Nov 2002 there were 9,000 US troops in Afghanistan, in 2004 there were 18,000, and in 2006, there were 24,000. We didn't pull troops out of Afghanistan.
     
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    Yes I can.

    Stars and Stripes July 09, 2004

    U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan at 17,900, and expected to hold steady

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2004/040709-afghan-presence.htm

    MSNBC
    Updated: 7:19 p.m. ET Feb 4, 2007

    Bolstered U.S. presence
    There are now 26,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the highest number ever. About 14,000 American forces fall under the command of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force; 12,000 troops focused on training Afghan forces and special operations fall under the U.S.-led coalition.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9899312/
     
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    How many are there in Iraq?
     
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    Don't ask difficult questions of the excusers of the NEGLIGENT AND TREASONOUS administration. Next thing you'll hear will be that the "war" has been successful because we "haven't had an attack since 9/11/01".
     
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    It's in flux right now because of the surge, so depending, somewhere in the neighborhood of 130-150,000.
     
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    I'm not excusing anyone's actions, I'm merely refuting the erroneous figures put forth by a poster.
     
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    So you have 26,000 troops fighting the fight that should be fought in Afghanistan......

    And you have 150,000 troops creating new terrorists in Iraq.....
     
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    Can you prove any of this?

    how about this....
    Everything you just said was false.....because....I said so.

    wow what a powerful argument.
     
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    What NEM said is inherently an opinion statement (though NEM will try to tell you it's a fact). It's an observation about George W. Bush's character based on his actions & words over his presidency. The question isn't whether he cares about lives (I imagine to some extent he must), but it's where he thinks the balance is between lives and his idea of "success". Since over 3,000 troops have died so far and Bush is as stubborn as ever, I agree with NEM that GW doesn't doesn't place a high price on lives.

    You're free to disagree, and most people know which side of the aisle they're on.
     
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    If that's how you look at it, then yup. Send your complaints to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. :D
     
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    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    People sent their complaints when they booted the GOP majority from both houses of Congress. If that didn't do the trick, a postcard addressed to the White House probably won't do it either. We just have to survive two more years.
     
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