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Old 11-11-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Barack Obama is drastically rethinking the war effort in Afghanistan, his security advisers tell the Washington Post, including making the capture of Osama bin Laden a top priority. The administration’s fledgling plan calls for a more aggressive regional approach, possibly involving help from Iran. Obama also favors the ongoing negotiations between the Afghan government and the “reconcilable” portions of the Taliban.
The Bush White House has dismissed these talks, but senior Pentagon officials say that many Taliban fighters aren’t ideological, and favor talks.

Obama to Explore New Approach in Afghanistan War - washingtonpost.com
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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I'm reading an awful lot about "Obama plans this" or "Obama is going to do that".

I've started my share of new jobs over the years and while I've never been POTUS, I'm pretty high on the food chain of corporate structure.

My approach is to do more listening than talking, more watching than action that first month. Now I know Obama doesn't have that kind of luxury, given what's going on in the world and in our own country and he does have over 2 months transition time. But do people think it's wise to be inaugurated on Jan 20 and start changing the world in Jan 21?
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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But do people think it's wise to be inaugurated on Jan 20 and start changing the world in Jan 21?
Yes.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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But do people think it's wise to be inaugurated on Jan 20 and start changing the world in Jan 21?
I wish he could start sooner.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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I'm reading an awful lot about "Obama plans this" or "Obama is going to do that".

I've started my share of new jobs over the years and while I've never been POTUS, I'm pretty high on the food chain of corporate structure.

My approach is to do more listening than talking, more watching than action that first month. Now I know Obama doesn't have that kind of luxury, given what's going on in the world and in our own country and he does have over 2 months transition time. But do people think it's wise to be inaugurated on Jan 20 and start changing the world in Jan 21?
It depends what kind of preparation has been done ahead of time. As with anything else, planning is the key.

You bring up a good point.
I tend to think though that based on the how well his campaign performed, he's a careful planner. If that's the case, it's a pretty good sign on how his administration may function.

Ken
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Sounds good to me.

We had success in Afghanistan - considerably more than in Iraq. We should have capitalized on those gains instead of invading another country.

Even as a Republican I have to agree with Obama's approach on this one. Except for the whole "Kill Osama!" rhetoric - sure it would be great if we could get him and put him on trial, but I don't think it should be a priority.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Obama catching Osama? Obama escalating the War on Terror? Obama deploying troops in the Middle East and being a steadfast CIC of the entire armed forces?


Let me share my thoughts on that notion:

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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Obama catching Osama? Obama escalating the War on Terror? Obama deploying troops in the Middle East and being a steadfast CIC of the entire armed forces?


Let me share my thoughts on that notion:
Your thoughts dont count, Bush supporters are proven to not have a clue.

NEXT!
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