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When General McChrystal.
Says look here's we need to do here's -- we can do -- and that the president as commander chief listens to his generals.
Well -- -- of what a president supposed to do listen to the men and women on the ground there.
But if you look at what McChrystal -- saying it doesn't meet any test of logic he's not playing out anything that can actually be accomplished by our military forces.
There's nothing in that McChrystal put out before that actually plausibly can be accomplished that sort of cliched.
And and empty words that mean not.
Could we in fact stay there at least -- to turn over to Afghanistan and better security arrangement and help them rebuild institutions there to move towards a -- a reasonable.
I wouldn't say democracy but but governance.
That's just a fantasy.
You know Afghanistan and it is.
And ancient country.
If you call the country ought simply -- -- the British and the Russians were never able to occupy.
It it's it's a place that is run by warlords.
Who will be run -- -- -- decades to come.
There's nothing that we can do -- change.
-- -- to say that we can rebuild Afghanistan is just to put two words together that mean nothing.
And frankly I think we've given way too much -- What's good for the politics.
And the -- I'm much more interest in what's good for the people of Central Florida people America I mean we have fifteen million unemployed.
It's forty and over forty million Americans who have no health insurance.
We got bridges that are all.
We've got huge problems are grown and were going to be rebuilding Afghanistan.
-- about what what about when the president said this last night this is no idle danger no hypothetical threat.
-- last few months alone we have apprehended extremists within our borders who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit new acts of terror.
This danger will only grow if the region slides backwards and al-Qaeda can operate with impunity is -- -- -- But then we we're not making ourselves safer by doing that's.
They if there is that threat like that we don't we don't accomplish anything by -- quarter million of our troops over there.
For six years we've had over a 100000 of our troops chasing 700.
In Iraq by al-Qaeda are people outnumbered they -- people by over hundred to one.
And what did we accomplish there.
I AM wonder what a liberal is to do we have Dennis Kucinich on last night you -- -- guess are in the same.
And I feel the same way a -- this what does one do supported Obama who wants him to do well.
How do you go about your day today.
The legislative work with this front and center what do you do about it what can you do about it.
Well it's it's a fair question I think we have to understand the situation something that happened in America.
And ever since then we've been led by people including President Obama who wanted to seem like they're doing something about it.
But in fact.
There own -- took over.
What -- rational response would have been.
It you know it is that we in -- as far as Afghanistan goes and -- that yes they would in two months we've accomplished everything that was worth accomplishing regarding development.
We remove them from the government.
In three months we've thrown out by the out of the country and that point we -- that OK we've done our job the war's over.
But instead we had bush first and -- Obama.
Finding political reasons to put our people -- at further risk.
And that -- with the war in Iraq and its continued with the war in Afghanistan.
-- will Democrats like yourself.
More progressive Democrats stop supporting this president because of us.
Well I mean you know we we have to judge every issue on its own merit but not as -- supporting the president health care to develop its policy of the war that could make any sense that because you're nose to spite my thing.
Am -- going to be doing at any time soon but at the answer questions your original question.
About what to do about it I think that we have to basically do what progress is often do which is to stir things up we have to organize organize an -- We have to make sure that that we persuade people.
That -- cue from the polls.
That we went over the award for public opinion and eventually one of those people who changed his mind -- I think it's going to be the president.
-- beginning to health -- you just mentioned people held when you said Republicans want people to get sick and die quickly now -- if senator Tom Coburn.
Who made this.
If it doesn't raise costs and we're truly gonna pay.
This money for Medicare.
What's gonna do.
To our seniors.
As I have a message for.
You're gonna die hard.
To mess remarkable that the senator -- Well -- it -- I don't think that there is that he -- comparison there there's no doubt comparison must why cannabis industry.
What I said with the truth that and I -- a Harvard study could back me up and everybody knows Republicans have any plans for health -- still have a went -- here.
And and the point that I was making when it specifically said is that the Republican plan for health here's they'll get sick.
We've -- met with to make the point that they don't have a plan for people.
And and we do you have 44789.
People in this country die every year.
Because they don't have health insurance according to Harvard study that was published that your future police into a daily basis for what I would think that it's for what incident saying it is solutions.
There there's nothing in the democrats' health care bill that would put any senior risk at all.
So I know that people have been drawn to this idea that this amounts of moral equivalence between what -- -- what -- program and so.
But I think I think that's ridiculous we have really lost or more.
Went what what happened and I think it would which is due to make the point that the triple point the Republicans have no way to solve the problems.
Represented by forty million Americans having no health care access to to -- that that equivalent it's kind of delusional.
Fabricated scare tactics that -- What about the money that will be taken at a Medicare it was that said that at least some one of the bill's money will be removed from the Medicare plan.
No that's not true at all -- with the house still does that it reduces the increase.
In Medicare expenditures in the future that's exactly what the go.
Or -- reduction and increased not a not a reduction of overall credit.
And that we don't want the government these -- government our government paid with our tax dollars to be spending money and unnecessarily.
Every which -- really really bad point.
When when we're trying to economize and make -- the government that waste money.
And and and the other side says there's something wrong with.
Do you think the sentinel pass the bill.
Well even went with Lieberman probably not voting against it and we are limited voting against and I should.
On -- that the that the way it's going to be in the -- of course you know we don't go to reconciliation and only 51 -- record.
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