President Obama To Consider Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

The call for more troops to Afghanistan is not getting an immediate green light from President Barack Obama.

President Obama says it's going to be a "very deliberate process" in making the decision to send more troops to war. Obama's top military adviser endorsed an increase in U.S. forces Wednesday, saying it would probably be necessary to fight a deepening insurgency in Afghanistan.

46 American troops died in Afghanistan in August alone. Camp Lejeune Marines are deployed there right now.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    One of the only things he has said or done that I agree with. Don't believe the crap CNN tells you. They have an agenda and its not to tell the truth. Our military are and have made a positive difference there. My son is a soldier in the Army. I know what Im talking about.
  • by KC Location: Home on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    My youngest son is over there with the 2/8 Battalion, and they have fought insurgents almost everyday he has been there. What is it going to take for the American politics as well as this nation to realize, there isn't enough help to change the whole situation from bad to better....especially if the rules of engagement are to befriend the Afghan people as well!!!! I fear for the troops over there, cut off from the world, fighting a people that use "cowardly" ways of fighting with IED's. THEY NEED HELP!!!! Get real Washington.....
  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 17, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    the word is; the bulk of the surge will be in the form of CONTRACTORS. what obongo says doesn't matter,,,,watch what he does.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:59 PM
    I concur with "Mike", and have no problem with increasing the troops if it is needed to bring the conflict to an early end, but having said that where is all the outcry from the dumocrats?, Where are all the lefties who cryed and moaned when Bush was increasing troops? I hate those who talk out of both sides of their mouths! Where is the body count we heard every night when Bush was in office? Come on NBC,CBS, ABC, CNN and others why aren't you moaning on tv about the high body count?
  • by Bo Location: Duplin on Sep 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    Yeah, I agree 110% with what Mike and Anonymous said. Better there than here..............
  • by Jackson Location: Deep Run on Sep 17, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    I thought we were pulling out of that area. Oh I get it pull out of Iraq and send them to Afghanistan and Iran. Our fearful leader just like Slick Willy. Oh look at my right hand and I slap you with my left. Typical can't trust any of them. At least Bush was honest and said you can't pull them out.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    I am in favor of sending in more troops. The Iraq surge worked. Have you ever heard the term there is strength in numbers? I dont recall him saying anything about getting them out of Afganistan, he did say he would get them out of Iraq. Our job in Iraq is done, we got rid of Saddam and gave the Iraqi people something they never had, freedom. Mike is right, we need to fight them on their soil, not ours. Or dont you remember what happened the last time they came here? I dont like to see troops sent into harms way but we have to do what is necessary to stop the terrorists form coming here again.
  • by CHASE Location: DILLONS RIDGE on Sep 17, 2009 at 08:03 AM
    I want to know where all the lefties are on this.More troups have been killed over thier this summer since the war began in 2001.If BUSH were still prez and sent more troops over thier the lefties would be screaming bloody murder.SUCH HYPOCRITS.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Sep 17, 2009 at 06:52 AM
    I wonder how many Americans are going to die for Obama in Viet Nam oh I ment Afganistan this year?
  • by mw Location: nc on Sep 17, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    I thought he said he was gonna bring them home !!!! I guess the man that called him a liar on tv was right.
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