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  •  It appears to me that if democrats and citizens (3+ / 0-)
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    in general want to save the country from the austerity cuts, then there has to be changes to the massive national security state that's been developed since Bush took office, including getting out of Afghanistan sooner than 2014/2024.  The question is often asked, "why later, why not now?" and the only anwer is the imperialists want the troops there for some reason.  It's either to try to stablize Afghanistan, which I don't buy, or keep them there for other purposes in that Region.
    I'm wondering how strong the drumbeat for withdrawal will become this year.    

    "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Tue May 08, 2012 at 12:56:59 PM PDT

    •  won't be strong at all (0+ / 0-)

      we will have republicans using it to try and divide the Dems.

      they would love the Dems to give up the edge we have in foreign policy.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Tue May 08, 2012 at 01:07:32 PM PDT

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    •  It "should" be the biggest issue this year. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm wondering how strong the drumbeat for withdrawal will become this year.  

      Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, “It was always a bad year to get out of Vietnam.”

      by allenjo on Tue May 08, 2012 at 01:13:31 PM PDT

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      •  bigger than jobs? (0+ / 0-)

        bigger than the economy? bigger than abortion?

        i don't think so.  this is america we're talking about.

        -You want to change the system, run for office.

        by Deep Texan on Tue May 08, 2012 at 01:41:26 PM PDT

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