Palin Urges Troop Buildup In Afghanistan

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is urging President Barack Obama to increase the number of U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Palin says in a posting on her Facebook page Tuesday that this is "not the time for cold feet, second thoughts, or indecision."

Instead, the former Alaska governor writes it's time "to act as commander in chief and approve the troops so clearly needed in Afghanistan."

Palin's posting comes as Obama decides whether to add to the 21,000 additional U.S. troops sent earlier this year.

The top three U.S. military officials overseeing the war favor continuing the fight against an emboldened Taliban and have concluded they need tens of thousands more U.S. troops beyond the 68,000 already there.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 8, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    Bo, whether you think I am a neocon, whatever (witn word of the day), most consider me moderate conservative. I don't feel the waddle yet. I don't want more government but when government is the only way, like military is necessary. I come from a conservative family, old school, 5 brothers, one sister, most served Airforce, Navy. I couldn't serve since I am hearing imparied, thus I type fast. My father was a hero and vet of 3 wars in the Army and Airforce. He was the guy that took you out of Kaison in a C-130 under fire. He was in 27 years and came from Pattons Army drive on Germany. So, we were a strong military family. You have read my posts here and you wonder why? Staunch liberals hate Palin. I don't hate anybody, not my nature. You have seen the posts, I came to defend a conservative, although republican, most of the moderate conservatives don't vote for Obama, mostly independents and liberals Acorn did. Palin is not much different than someone in my family or yours.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Oct 8, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    OSOC: I know that there are "D's" with conservative and moderate values. That is obvious and I thought not even worth mentioning. Yet again, that ain't you. You have neo-con values, and your thousands of posts prove this. Apply here the old saying "walks like a duck...". However, I rather agree with most of the rest of this most recent post of yours. So, did you serve, or was it your father, or both of y'all?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 8, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    Obviously, you don't think there are democrats with conservative and moderate values. You must only think all democrats are progressive and liberal. Obviously, healthcare should have shown you what a "bluedog" democrat is. I support what the president does like Afganistan and Iraq. When everybody told us what was going on with a murderous dictator and his sons in Iraq, both houses supported it, I bought into it. Why, because they had information I was not privy to and made a decision. So, I never had a problem with it. When 911 came, that too, no problem. I am not wanting to go to any war. I grew up in neighbor hood, Ft Bragg, that received the yellow telegrams telling my friends their father was killed in action. We waited to see if we would get one for our own father, who was a pilot. So, if you think I want that, wrong. I do believe the US has to go to war at times to protect like Afganistan. Iraq, I didn't agree it was worth the cost or effort.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Oct 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    OSOC: I understand your attempt at analogy that you and Mr. Will are like-minded; but again you miss the forest for the trees. You two have very distinct ideology. While it is true that conservatives and neo-cons have similarities (hence the shared "conservative" in the name! hello?), they are distinct. George Will is clearly a more traditional conservative than you; e.g. his current call for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is unthinkable to neo-cons. For someone that spends SO much time discussing politics, you're amazingly ill-informed. If there were an Ironic Post of the Month Never Intended as Irony Award, you'd win every time. Example, per OSOC- "Call, and suggest I am what I am". Uhhh, OK, you are the most frequent WITN flyer neo-con, Obama & democrat hating, Fox news loving, Hannity mimicking- wait for it here... registered DEMOCRAT! Huh?! You don't even know what you "am"! The only reason you have thick skin is absolutely due to the 6th word of this very sentence.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 8, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    Bo, If you are going to cite me as a Neocon, please note, George Will is one. You seem confused on the OSOC agenda. I am not for big government, expansion, healthcare, spending more than we can ever pay back. You getting me Mr Knowledge? I get both sides of the story. Call, and suggest I am what I am, this snake has thick skin.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Oct 8, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    OSOC: You can engage in all the talking point, regurgitated, parroting, recitations of neo-con rabble-rousers as you so choose. This is your MO. You wouldn't have an original thought in your head if it were not for the chattering meatheads in the neo-con media. However, you STILL would not recognize a real, traditional, old-time conservative like George Will if he visited your little Washington home and brain-melded his thoughts into your mind & computer. Again, neo-con and conservative, there is a difference and you are the former giving the latter a bad name. The fact that repeatedly & simplistically make the assumption that anyone that is not a trained-monkee neo-con is a "liberal" is the hallmark of not only modern day wanna-be conservatives, but also of a simpleton.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 8, 2009 at 05:56 AM
    Actually bo, the moderates are who elected Obama. I can also tell you they are the ones who will remove him. Example, healthcare, we want it fixed not reinvented at a cost that will have all of us speaking Chinese. You claim to be a republican, then you post like a liberal. I do appreciate your service in the USMC for your country. My family and myself, are long time military serving and supporters. You should note on Obama, I didn't vote for him, I voted against his socialist, marxist beliefs. As USMC, you salute the rank and not the man. I am sure it would be hard to do that with a president that loathes the military and doesn't even bother to talk with his field commanders.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Oct 7, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    OSOC: Wow, you wind up easy for a "moderate". Ever hear the saying about "doth protesting too much"? I'll give you one thing, you have hyperbole and political spin down to a near science. But, keep "representin'" the True Voice of the American People; LOL. This USMC vet smells a flag waving, tail running poser from a mile away. Congrats on being a democrat, this Republican can do without you and your neo-con ways that are wrecking my party in your self-righteous, half-baked, no-nothing zeal; thank you very much. Do you not understand irony in calling yourself a moderate in one sentence and then, laughingly, typing- "I will post till my fingers bleed"? I doubt it. Persistance and poor rational may be your hallmark, but alas, witticism surely is not. Finally, though I know that your misguided democrat/neo-con/terminally confused self can never grasp as such, Ms. Palin is NOT a conservative. She is a self-serving neo-con. Now, look in the mirror and see OSOC. An uncanny resemblance. Huh?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 7, 2009 at 04:17 PM
    So, bo, I have a problem with the media not standing up for American and protecting the democrat party, which I am a member of. I am ashamed of what they did. Hillary was shown at least some respect by conservative networks. I am bothered by people that are "allowed to vote" but don't have a clue how important that vote can be. If you cannot be responsible enough to vote, do the homework, don't. Palin quit her job, why, to protect her family from the damaging media that was relentless to attack her family. What moms do. For now, she is just a voice from the conservative side, get used to it. So bo, I won't shut up, I represent the true moderates in this country, the sleeping giant made up of 250 million in this country. I will post till my fingers bleed, at 60 wpm not wps. Both emails in 4 1/2 mins. Good evening, OSOC
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 7, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    Nope bo, just stating the facts when I can. At least, Sarah quit her job and maintains better ratings than Obama. I am not a narcisist, I am a moderate tired of a liberal agenda being shoved down my throat. I read Obamas book to see who he was, researched on the internet to see what he stood for and went after him politically. Why, go figure, you read my posts. I am the sleeping giant and will not be quiet anymore. I voted against Obama, some went along and voted the party like a bunch of sheep. Well, that doesn't take much talent. We are faced now with the most corrupt government in the history of our great nation and some people don't even know Obama's vice president is or what the houses of congress and senate are. So, if you haven't caught the news Bill Maher has attacked Palin like a dog and her family, normally taboo, but its OK she is a conservative. I have a problem with him going after a woman, is he afraid of women? I have a problem with a media that treats people as stupid.
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