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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 10:40 AM
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Bush acknowledges problems in Afghanistan; predicts Taliban ultimately

http://www.kotv.com/news/?111900

Bush acknowledges problems in Afghanistan; predicts Taliban ultimately will be defeated

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush, delivering the latest in a series of speeches on the war on terrorism, admitted to setbacks in Afghanistan on Friday, particularly in the training of police. But he predicted ultimate victory over resurgent Taliban forces there and against terrorists everywhere.

He lashed out anew at critics ``who make a case that, by fighting the terrorists, we're making our people less secure here at home. This argument buys into the enemy's propaganda that the terrorists attack us because we're provoking them,'' he said.

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Bush expressed some disappointment with progress in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has regrouped, especially in the south, and where violence is rising.

``The training of the Afghan police has not gone as smoothly as the army,'' Bush said, citing ``corruption and substandard leadership.''


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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 10:49 AM
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1. .
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:12 AM
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2. No doubt some Soviet leader said very similar things.
Circa 1986.
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Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:25 AM
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3. If only....
... he would have flown a banner declaring "Mission Accomplished" for the Afghanistan War years ago, we wouldn't have to be bothered with this now.

- Make7
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 01:16 PM
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4. Are the twins going over to kick some ass? Or show some?
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tfrancell Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 02:02 PM
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5. Problems?
But everything looks like it's going so well. :sarcasm: :hurts:
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 03:19 PM
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6. Uh Oh, We're Gonna Lose Afghanistan to the Taliban?
because, you know, the opposite of what Bush says is the truth.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:08 PM
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7. Defeat the Taliban again?
Did those sneaky sneaks not stay defeated? Don't they know Bush's back was turned? Those sneaky sneaks! Well, at least Bush has put his finger on the problem: Not enough police have been trained! See, if we just have a few more cops on the beat, why, everything will be as right as rain in Afghanistan in no time at all! You'll see. So clap harder, fellas, or Tinker Bell takes a dirt nap.
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