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After Ron Paul speech, Obama tries to woo 'young people tired of US wars'

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/167507/20110622/after-ron-pa...

Only days after Ron Paul famously said his candidacy is a response to "endless, undeclared, unwinnable wars dumped on the young people", White House sources frantically confirmed that President Obama will shortly announce his plans to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan in a phased manner by the end of 2011.

Although, White House spokesman Jay Carney stressed on the fact that this was no immediate measure, and that the President was contemplating on making this move for the past few weeks, the timing of the announcement makes it obvious that it is a step taken with the 2012 elections in sight.

Earlier, Ron Paul had made his observation after winning the straw elections at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday. He was particularly critical of the US assuming the role of a 'world police man'.

He had also opined that, Americans, instead of worrying over rising debts from hugely expensive wars spanning decades, should focus more on vital aspects like economy. Incidentally, the Afghan involvement alone cost the US government $110 billion in a single year.

Many observers believed that Ron was actually gaining from popular American sentiments which preferred the full withdrawal of troops engaged in foreign occupations without any further delay.

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Rush said Obama's pandering to his kook fringe

Moments ago, Rush said Obama's pandering to "his kook left fringe, who doesn't want to be in Afghanistan."

You know, after a decade of listening to this, I can't take it anymore.

What about the kook right fringe who DOES want [someone else's sons] to be in Afghanistan?

Nobody likes Afghanistan, not even their own people. I was talking to Abdullah at Subway. The stories he told me...!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Why punish yourself? Rush is

Why punish yourself? Rush is like water boarding for your brain.

Wow. Only 100,000 Kinetic Action Clerks left behind after 2013

Wow. Obama math. 10,000 leave this year, surge total of 30,000 removed by 2013 = 100,000 combat troops left behind.

Or are we calling them "Kinetic Action Clerks" these days?!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

20% less war! Stimulus = results! Less war = more popular?

Obombya plans to decrease war manpower by a few percent. The war machine is still fully engaged. A couple of percent will appease the huddled masses. Watch the left hand while we wage war with the right hand!

Loved this article. ROFL!

Loved this article. ROFL! Made me laugh. It almost says Ron (and we) bullied the President. Still laughing..great way to state this..This article is the exact opposite of what most try to do. Fantastic.

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good one

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Fail

The majority of them are not going to fall for it..Many that I have talked to have all said the same thing after looking into Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a ROCK when it comes to his principles and voting with them. He has never changed his stance in 30 years just to win an election. When this guy says what he means he means what he says. He is not for sale..

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

They won't admit it, but

all the GOP candidates, as well as Obama, are clinging on to every statement Ron Paul makes, and they're trying to hijack his mojo. They know that he's connecting to people, especially young people. If it were not for the media bias, due to their corporate ownership, Ron Paul would easily glide into the Oval Office and begin to fix this sick, corrupt country. The only difference is that their talk is just talk, no walk! The danger here is that the media will help them in the effort to win popular support.

alan laney

Some Perspective

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45490000/gif/_45490161...

and

http://www.rawa.org/temp/runews/data/upimages/soldiers_death...

Notice how closely they're correlated. Most people probably think that having more troops in the war gives them safety in numbers. To the contrary, it seems that the more you have over there, the more there are to die.

Freedom Wins!

The current person in the WhiteHouse

lied in the last election regarding the wars - he is merely lying again.

Why change your strategy if it keeps working?

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Republicrats

That's all he is, a republicrat. Although all politicians lie (maybe not Dr. Paul) Obama pretty much lied and continues to lie about EVERYTHING!!! Is the American public that blind? I actually met some dude the other day that said he's "doing a great job" and "he'd going to vote for him again". he was completely sold on the idea of Obama. Arguing with these idiots is like arguing with a devout Christian.

Vinnie V.

isn't it amazing

how Ron Paul changes the entire political landscape and everyone is trying to sound like him but they still do everything in thier power to ignore him...

Always in your service,
Obvious Man

He can take from Obama

Due to his platform of a non-interventionist foreign policy, Ron Paul is the only Republican who has the capability to actually take support away from Obama. This support would come from the anti-war voters who supported Obama in 2008, and are now very disillusioned with our president.

"What I want most from the government is to be left alone." GWT

http://www.meetup.com/RIRonPaul2012/

Anti-war voters?

Do they even exist anymore? The big anti-war movement during the Bush administration has evaporated with the election of Obama. It was an anti-Bush movement and that's it. I'm a FIRM believer now that the "two party" system is one in the same. Plus, the general public are so, pardon me, but uneducated that they believe anything they see on TV. I think more "republicans" align themselves with Obama now-a-days. John McCain for example (I know, probably a bad choice) is pro-war, pro-rich/elitist, pro-corporations, and pro-'you-don't-know-shyt-I-control-your-life...And that's Obama/Bush in a nutshell.

Vinnie V.

There are two types of anti-war people on the left

One type are the partisans who backed Clinton's attack on Yugoslavia, and then a few years later turned around and protested Bush's attack on Iraq. The other is the group who are truly anti-war/interventionist foreign policy, and have that as their main issue, who could possibly vote vote for Ron Paul against Obama in a presidential race if they are single issue voters.

"What I want most from the government is to be left alone." GWT

http://www.meetup.com/RIRonPaul2012/

next stop - Balochistan

for now, still a part of Pakistan....

Yea... so isn't like 10,000

Yea... so isn't like 10,000 soldiers about 10% of all troops over there?

Redeployment

Combat actions "ended" in Iraq so Obama pulled troops from there to make it look like we were pulling out...he then beefed up troops in Afghanistan to 100K...I don't know about you but they are one in the same. Iraq/Afghan...who cares they are one in the same.

Vinnie V.

Yeah, 100,000 U.S. troops

Yeah, 100,000 U.S. troops are currently in Afghanistan, And Obama's pulling out a very generous 10%! (They're just additions from the recent surge, but, oh well). He's definitely serious about this...

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/0622/...

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Thanks Michael for front paging this article

Loved this part:

"Many observers believed that Ron was actually gaining from popular American sentiments which preferred the full withdrawal of troops engaged in foreign occupations without any further delay"

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Percent?

What does that mean?

I mean, 10,000 is a big number, right? That's a lot. It's like, half of the Boston Garden, where the Bruins play. So it is quite a few. At least a step in the right direction, right?

Ok, sorry. End sarcasm.

He's the man.

I agree with what RP actually

I agree with what RP actually said, either declare war the right way thru Congress and go over and win or bring them all home now, the president is commander in chief, he don't need to ask any generals.

well said

Soviets pulled out ALL their troops at once & it still did not prevent the collapse of their economy -- one would think that our leaders read history books.

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Yea right...

They only read their portfolios.

Vinnie V.