"Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the Obama administration cannot wait for the Afghan election to be resolved before making a
decision on troop levels, appearing to be at odds with White House officials who have tied a decision on U.S. strategy to the resolution of the
election and political stability.
Gates suggested the election would not have an immediate impact on the overall situation in the country.
He told reporters aboard his plane to Tokyo that the administration cannot "sit on our hands."
Nothing has come out from CNN and MSNBC yet... But I am wondering if this is the cracks in the armor of Obama’s admin... Granted Gates is bush
holdover and Obama is looking for a replacement. So maybe Gates knows his time is up and is trying to push for it or is it politically motivated?
This blatantly saying to the world, "We control you." I hope I'm not the only who who notices the fact that the Obama administration is waiting to
see if the election turns out to be in their favor or not. If not, welp, time for more troops!
And why do they need more troops, to quail what situation? Why the heck is he even talking about?
This sounds like another Hamburger Hill. Take the hill give then it back. Oh wait take that hill again. More flesh and blood for the Second
When will they get the point. But this is a lot more then a hill its the entire middle east about to go down a rabbit hole with no end in site.
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