"Internet left fringe" Prediction Thread
by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 07:30:02 AM EDT
How many troops will Obama increase the US occupation of Afghanistan by?
I might as well go with what the Republicans want and say 40,000.
Bonus question: Not unrelated, if the 11/2/10 election were held today instead, would Harry Reid lose?
Yes, without a doubt. As typical, the CW says that a competitive primary lessons the Republicans chances, when the opposite is more likely.
But what do I know? I'm just a "left fringe" hobo living in Obamaworld.
Update [2009-10-12 12:13:24 by Jerome Armstrong]:
Update [2009-10-12 13:23:10 by Jerome Armstrong]: From the clip above, its obvious that only McGovern is talking sense. Susie Madrak is right on this count: "Afghanistan Strategy on This Week: Find Yourself in Hole, Dig A Bigger One?"
I understand that Obama said he would focus more on Afghanistan while campaigning for the GE (I don't seen to recall much of any mention that he was a hawk about increasing Afghanistan troops in the primary). But he never once said he'd increase troops there by 17,000 then send another 40,000 or so 9 months later when the strategy wasn't working, did he?