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It's a 24 minute preview of a PBS frontline report on Obama's War. It's quite interesting. The entire report will be featured sometime mid-october. I think you can watch it online or on PBS. The setting is Afghanistan, and it jumps back and forth between Washington and a combat reporter's footage of what is going on.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/?utm_campaign=ObamasWar&utm_medium=NewsSiteTarget&utm_source=image
Last edited by bendystraw at Oct 4, 2009,
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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.
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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.



Doesn't Obama support Being in Afghanistan?
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Doesn't Obama support Being in Afghanistan?

We have been fighting there before Obama was even in the running for president though.
There is a war going on for your mind.

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Resistance is victory.


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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.

Watch the first two minutes of the clip. Whether he started it or not, he certainly is the president of the country fighting it. This is partially an examination of his work so far in Afghanistan.
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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.

Because HES A SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PINKO BASTARD WHO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOM!!!! NOW HE'S TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE AFGHANI'S FREEDOM TOO!!
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Reminds of Generation Kill...without the funnies.

Oh lord, Generation Kill was fantastic. I guess if there was any footage of Marines joking around here, it would take away from the rest of the program.
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Watch the first two minutes of the clip. Whether he started it or not, he certainly is the president of the country fighting it. This is partially an examination of his work so far in Afghanistan.


i get it now. Interesting stuff. Makes me uneasy as my good friend shipped out for basic training today. :/


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Because HES A SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PINKO BASTARD WHO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOM!!!! NOW HE'S TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE AFGHANI'S FREEDOM TOO!!


There is a war going on for your mind.

If you are thinking, you are winning.


Resistance is victory.


We are building up a new world.
Do not sit idly by.
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Because HES A SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PINKO BASTARD WHO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOM!!!! NOW HE'S TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE AFGHANI'S FREEDOM TOO!!


Chill out bucko, what are you? A fascist?
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Because HES A SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PINKO BASTARD WHO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOM!!!! NOW HE'S TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE AFGHANI'S FREEDOM TOO!!


You mean..../gasp/ IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!111!!
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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.

Because it's the war during the Obama era.

Seriously. Come on. It's not literally saying that this is "Obama's war." It's a poetic title.
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i know it's war n' all and anything goes (sort of) but man for marines those guys suck. no body is following orders at all. just a bunch of guys shooting wildly and blindly. i will get flamed for this, but seriously wtf are a bunch of guys who may or may not be well skilled doing over there if they're not gonna do things right. this makes me realize that when they 'accidentally' kill a civilian it's entirely due to their carelessness and disregard for identifying who's 'bad' and who's 'good'
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Why's it called Obama's war? He certainly didnt start it.


Yes, and JFK/LBJ didn't start Vietnam, but they certainly escalated the American involvement.
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#17
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Chill out bucko, what are you? A fascist?

I'm just after the truth man, and Obama is the anti-christ!
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i know it's war n' all and anything goes (sort of) but man for marines those guys suck. no body is following orders at all. just a bunch of guys shooting wildly and blindly. i will get flamed for this, but seriously wtf are a bunch of guys who may or may not be well skilled doing over there if they're not gonna do things right. this makes me realize that when they 'accidentally' kill a civilian it's entirely due to their carelessness and disregard for identifying who's 'bad' and who's 'good'


I don't think that's entirely accurate. Combat tends to be rather chaotic (I would assume). The other guy's not going to stand there in the open and let you get a clean shot at him, especially in a "guerrilla war" or whatever you want to call it.
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Because HES A SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PINKO BASTARD WHO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOM!!!! NOW HE'S TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE AFGHANI'S FREEDOM TOO!!



Woah woah woah...I just made a shocking discovery.

Allright, Obama wanted to be president, so he made an evil alter ego named "Osama". He arranged the twin towers to be attacked so he could be president. I even have facts to back this up!

1. Obama is One letter from Osama, blatantly obvious.

2. The World Trade Center was attacked.

3. Obama is our president.
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Woah woah woah...I just made a shocking discovery.

Allright, Obama wanted to be president, so he made an evil alter ego named "Osama". He arranged the twin towers to be attacked so he could be president. I even have facts to back this up!

1. Obama is One letter from Osama, blatantly obvious.

2. The World Trade Center was attacked.

3. Obama is our president.

What more evidence could one possibly need?
I think it's time for a change.



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I don't think that's entirely accurate. Combat tends to be rather chaotic (I would assume). The other guy's not going to stand there in the open and let you get a clean shot at him, especially in a "guerrilla war" or whatever you want to call it.


That's right. Taleban tend to hide among civilians. When someone runs out of a building, you've got .3 seconds to decide whether he's a fighter carrying an AK-47 or a father carrying his child.
And NO, at that moment the difference is not always that clear.
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That's right. Taleban tend to hide among civilians. When someone runs out of a building, you've got .3 seconds to decide whether he's a fighter carrying an AK-47 or a father carrying his child.
And NO, at that moment the difference is not always that clear.

I didn't know that the majority of civilians lived in mountainous regions and camped around the green zones

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It's Obama's war because he inherited it and is certainly not making it disappear anytime soon..

Ok General, whats your strategy?
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to put it, along with your other advice, into a book, the pages of which I will then use to wipe my ass.
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Yes, and JFK/LBJ didn't start Vietnam, but they certainly escalated the American involvement.

They sent in the first significant amounts of USA troops to actually fight. Before that it has simply been about aid and training the South Vietnamese army.
They did start it, effectively.
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