White House Announces President Trump Speech On Afghanistan Conflict 9:00pm EDT Monday…

Earlier in the day Defense Secretary James Mattis announced President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process.   The White House announced a few hours later that President Trump will deliver a prime-time address on the issue:

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday, with a modest increase in U.S. troops possible.

A White House statement said Trump’s 9 p.m. (0100 GMT Tuesday) speech from Fort Myer, Virginia, near Washington, would “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.”  (read more)

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186 Responses to White House Announces President Trump Speech On Afghanistan Conflict 9:00pm EDT Monday…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. sundance says:

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  3. Piper says:

    I hope Trump strikes first and fast:

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    • Uncle Max says:

      If the Congress censures the President; they will have sealed their fate. 64 million Trump voters are kinda pissed right now..

      Liked by 10 people

    • milktrader says:

      Won’t happen don’t waste our time.

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      • The Boss says:

        Exactly. It’s a stunt. Nadler is a douche bag. Not who you’d want to lead this. It will be forgotten by the time the lazy bastards get back to work next month.

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    • Zennalou says:

      This needs to go VIRAL!

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    • Thomas Wictor on the Censure of Trump

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    • Alexsandra says:

      My e-mail message to my sorry Florida Senator, Little Marco:

      Stop all your unnecessary Dem-style resistance and grandstanding verbal, twitter, and other actions and SUPPORT DONALD J. TRUMP, YOUR PRESIDENT. What is wrong with you? Snap out of it!

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      • Alexsandra says:

        Abbreviated version to Rubio’s twitter:

        Stop your unnecessary Dem-style resistance and SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP, YOUR PRESIDENT. What is wrong with you? Snap out of it!

        For any tired / weary, please feel free to copy me to Rubio or your own sorry Senator. Yikes. Tonight please, after listening to above video. But in general anyway.

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        • Alexsandra says:

          I have since read above entries which say no worry, and I’m inclined to agree, but I still suggest we welcome back our Repweasels back to DC with a twitter or e-mail reminding them, per above, that they should support our President. Period.

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    • scott467 says:

      Someone who knows this man should send him a link to CTH.

      I share his anger.

      He doesn’t understand that Graham, McCain, Flake, Rubio, Scott, McConnell and the rest of the entire GOPe Senate (all of them) are Uni-Party Globalists who have been paid off and bought off to go after President Trump no different than those with a symbolic ‘D’ after their names.

      It was ALL of the GOP Senators who consented to prevent President Trump from making recess appointments during the August break. Congress has held up hundreds of appointments even 7+ months into the administration. President Trump could have filled all of the vacancies, but he was stopped, by his OWN PARTY.

      Not just some, but ALL of them.

      If even ONE Republi-Con Senator had said no, the measure could not have passed.

      So they’re all-in.

      The gentleman in the video above doesn’t understand that it’s not really political-correctness driving these UniParty Republi-Cons, it has nothing to do with Charlottesville, it could have been any manufactured incident, it is just a pretense to do the bidding of their owners, which is to take down the president in any way possible.

      When violence starts happening to the political-class, maybe they will get the message. Or maybe they won’t. But an uprising against the criminal political-class looks unavoidable at this point.

      And that is exactly how the Founding Fathers would have it.

      I’m sure they would be perplexed, amazed and puzzled at the restraint exercised thus far.

      “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. … The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson

      .

      In Federalist Paper No. 28, Alexander Hamilton said, “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all forms of positive government.”

      .

      Richard Henry Lee said, “To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.

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      Joseph Story (Supreme Court Justice) said: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a Republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers…” – excerpt from ‘Commentaries on the Constitution’ (1833).

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      ……………………………
      “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

      Abraham Lincoln, inaugural address, March 4, 1861
      ……………………………

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      …………………………..
      Declaration of Independence:

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

      That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

      That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
      ………………………..

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    • sedge2z says:

      from this youtube video “Republicans watch and share”, here are the specific Repub Senators (by state) who are siding with Dems to censor President TRUMP. If your state is on this list, contact them anyway & often about their spineless misrepresentation of We The People that they swore to represent (spellings may not be correct):

      TENN- BOB COKER

      SC-TIM SCOTT

      SC- LINDSEY GRAHAM

      COLO- COREY GARDNER

      ARIZ- JEFF FLAKE

      KEN- MITCH McCONNELL

      FLORIDA- MARCO RUBIO

      It’s easy to find their information and blast them!

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  4. Let’s hope and pray it’ll be “We’re coming home.”

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    We are tired of this war Mr. President. Since you do not tell the enemy plans in advance, I expect this stategy to be very generic.

    We are tired of war.

    Do what it takes to bring our troops home Mr. President.

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    • trapper says:

      Amen. Amen. And Amen.

      Load everyone on planes beginning Monday morning and get them all out as fast as we can. Shuttle them to wherever, just get them out.

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      • G. Combs says:

        BUT — Bomb the crap out of the poppy fields and Taliban caves FIRST!

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          Slow troop withdrawal combined with stepped up round the clock pinpoint airstrikes for the foreseeable future should get the enemy’s attention. No more nation-building.

          M A G A

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          • Paula Daly says:

            We’re not nation building. Watch Erik Prince’s interview with Stephan Molyneux, explains we can’t just pull out bc of the vacuum, but we aren’t fighting, training and guarding our supplies they buy.

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            • Will Janoschka says:

              “we can’t just pull out bc of the vacuum, but we aren’t fighting, training and guarding our supplies they buy”.
              BS We can and must pull out! The Taliban have always ruled Afghanistan, and likely will continue. The actual rulers not the puppets, This whole War thing now hate the US occupying their country worse that they ever hated the Russians. Ask anyone that as lived there! This whole War thing is only to enrich a few sleazy defense suppliers.

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        • carrierh says:

          Use more MOABs and drones which will allow the military to continue to actually give aid to the victims, which they have been doing in cities demolished by ISIS and their various little group attachments, such as the Taliban, Al Quaeda, etc. in getting back water system, electricity, etc. You can be sure we would do this without fighting. No where have I heard or read any other country joining in altho in history we can blame a lot of the problems in the ME on England and France – on the other hand they are getting paid back, aren’t they?

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      • luke says:

        I say we bring them home and send them to California to take out the commies.

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  6. Paco Loco says:

    After 16 years it’s time for an exit strategy from that dog pile.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Yes.

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    • A2 says:

      During those 15 years the US has not followed one strategy, but many and not to any successful conclusion. Maybe this time will be different.

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      • scott467 says:

        “During those 15 years the US has not followed one strategy, but many and not to any successful conclusion. Maybe this time will be different.”

        _______________

        The reality is that unless the strategy is to eliminate every fighting age male in Afghanistan, nothing is ever going to change — because islam.

        islam is the enemy which no one will name.

        And if it won’t even be named, it won’t be targeted.

        And if it won’t be targeted, it cannot be defeated. It’s like we’ve gone target shooting, and we’re shooting 90 degrees off target and not understanding why we can’t hit anything. It’s because we’re not aiming at the target, we’re aiming somewhere else where the target isn’t.

        It really is that simple.

        So is the solution.

        The one thing that can defeat islam is Christianity.

        Their side is wholly motivated by islam.

        Our side apologizes for any Christian belief and seeks to extinguish it from any public visibility.

        But the truth is, you cannot defeat an ideology like islam with bullets alone, unless the strategy is extermination.

        If extermination is not the strategy, then the only viable option is deprogramming the islamic cult brainwashing and then filling that vacuum with the polar opposite of evil.

        If neither strategy will be employed, then for what purpose should any American remain in Afghanistan?

        The whole problem is that we HAVE to do SOMETHING, but the one thing that would actually WORK is the one thing which political-correctness forbids. It always works out like that, that is why we have gridlock everywhere, because the forces of political-correctness maneuver into a blocking position, blocking whatever it is that would actually resolve a situation.

        If that is the case, we would be better off evacuating, and then target islam globally. Remove the veil of government ‘protected class’ status toward islam, expose the truth about islam to the whole world, flood the airwaves and social media, confront adherents everywhere, thereby utterly shaming adherents into renouncing this heinous ideology of atrocities and crimes against humanity.

        These things are eminently doable. The technology and capability has existed for some time now, so there is no structural reason why it could not be done. The American People have been subjected to professional weapons-grade propaganda, Potemkin Villages and Gaslighting for what, at least 20+ years now?

        Imagine if we turned that capability loose on islam, an ideology that is so graphically inhuman that it demonizes itself daily, hourly even. And so thoroughly evil that its own Authoritative texts only condemn it further.

        islam wouldn’t stand a chance.

        All that is required is the WILL to do it.

        To overcome the irrational fear of political-correctness, face the PC mob down, and move forward.

        We defeated the Nazis and the Japanese in less than 4 years, when the Axis Powers had better technology and armaments.

        By comparison, islam creates nothing, it only destroys. Whatever islam has, it stole or bought from the West. The West’s military and technological superiority over islam is so vast that it’s not even quantifiable.

        So vast that islam could be defeated today by technology alone.

        All we have to do is decide to do it.

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    • piper567 says:

      Paco…I imagine that’s the message…Trump hates the loss of American lives at least as much as we do.

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  7. indiana08 says:

    Bomb the place off the face of the Earth and bring our troops home.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      MOAB as needed and bring our troops home.

      No more USA soldiers dying in Afghanistan.

      Bring our troops home Mr. President.

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      • luke says:

        If I was a betting man I would say Trump is going to announce victory and a slow withdrawal. We will hand over the reins to a private security firm (Erik Prince). I don’t think the President would take up a prime time address to announce an escalation in troop presence…i guess we’ll see.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          I sure hope you are right. I would feel much better about this solution. I sure don’t want our President dubbed a wartime pres. He was handed this 17 yr mess by we know who. Thanks.

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        • 4sure says:

          Some news source (don’t remember which) reported Prince was blocked by McMasters from the meeting this weekend. If that is true, someone may not want it turned over to Prince. Let’s hope the neocons and war mongers don’t rule.

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          • kiskiminetas says:

            So far DT has not succombed to the Neocons call for war. They want war alll the time so they and those whom support them can rake in he cash at the expense of American lives. Lets be hopefull that DT is beginning the task of bringing the troops out incementally and at the same time doing what is neccesary to degrade taliban strongholds via moabs and other ordanince and also the deemationof the opium fileds and processing factories.

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    • Aguila2011 says:

      The “only” thing worth anything of value is the poppy fields. Gee, where is all that napalm that we had left over from Vietnam? I think this would be a good place to dispose of it. The give a hat tip to Monsanto and drop a good load of Roundup on the land so nothing else will grow there for a long long time.

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  8. Sylvia Avery says:

    I hate this. I see no good option. I’d like to get us out and let Afghan rot if that is what it chooses.

    But I don’t like us leaving in defeat with our tails tucked between our legs. And if we leave completely we don’t have an easy way to defeat the training camps that are sure to spring up. Does it make sense to leave and then have to return in a year or two?

    This is a mare’s nest of the worst sort. Just one more thing that BO touched that got markedly worse in his hands.

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    • Yankee Lawyer says:

      I believed in “terrorist training camps” in the aftermath of 9/11. Now, no so much. We need to get out of Afghanistan.

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      • Sentient says:

        You mean the ones where they practiced doing monkey bars? Since the key to attacking the West is the ability to do monkey bars. Not to mention teeter-totter.

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        • Yankee Lawyer says:

          Yeah, camps with monkey bars and Outward Bound style rope courses. So crucial for learning how to rent trucks to run over random people on sidewalks.

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        • scott467 says:

          “Since the key to attacking the West is the ability to do monkey bars. Not to mention teeter-totter.”

          ______________

          We should get rid of all the monkey bars in America… then their diabolical monkey bar skills would be useless!

          LOL!

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      No one has ever won a wear in this godforsaken place since — and maybe even before — Napoleon. For the life of me, I can’t imagine why any nation would want to! It’s the most worth piece of soil and rock on this planet! Leaving isn’t “defeat’; it’s common sense.

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    • Paula Daly says:

      People need to watch Erik Prince’s interview with Stefan Molyneux on this before casting judgment.

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    • luke says:

      I don’t think we have to leave in defeat. I think we can exit with our heads held high Sylvia. If there is no strategy to win (may really be nothing to win) and no way to measure success, bring them back. Bomb the terrorists training camps as they pop up the same way you take care of ant hills in your yard.

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  9. Plato says:

    There is no winning strategy in a war against a people who organise as guerrilla militias who have been fighting interlopers since Alexander the Great.
    The $6 trillion burned in Afghanistan and Iraq for an ambiguous return is not expenditure a businessman should stomach.
    Another 10,000 troops was always going to maker the difference in Vietnam, it didn’t. Ah, memories.

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    • GSR says:

      Actually the US won the Vietnam War in the period of 1971-72. It was only after the US withdrew, that North Vietnam was able to conquer the South. The Viet Cong were virtually decimated by 1970.

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      • 4sure says:

        Neocons and war mongers and the military industrial complex do not want to win wars. They benefit from the wars lasting as long as possible. They could care less about the dead and wounded. There is absolutely no way that we could not end most of these wars in short order if we wanted. And if we can’t, we need to fire all the damn Generals and politicians.

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        • piper567 says:

          Trump seemed pleased with very intense debate over this war…with those in charge.
          Neocons and warmongers are no longer running the show.
          I believe the US moving to end our involvement will meet the criteria for Winning set by these men at Camp Davis this past week.
          No more ongoing caca.
          Have no idea what the plan may be, but I trust Trump to draw up a plan based on much professional input….not a bunch of pantywaists using the Armed Forces for social justice experimentation, or political/economic gain.
          Have a great deal of confidence in Trump doing right by the United States.

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      • Plato says:

        Oh dear, the incompetent smart Harvard boys who ran the war from Washington would agree with you. The VC were of minor importance, think NVA, then define “won”.

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  10. Somebody says:

    I hope this is to tell us our troops are on their way home. I agree with others the American public is tired of this war. Bin Laden is no more, we have no need to be there, enough.

    If POTUS decides to try a “surge” I don’t think his supporters will be happy. I’m not saying they’ll abandon him, but they won’t be happy. I’d bet a disproportionate percentage of his supporters are either military or have family or friends serving. It’s the deplorables’ children that are called upon to sacrifice not the elite’s children.

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  11. bearsgrrr says:

    If we are going to stay in Afghanistan what does “winning ” look like? What is the benefit to America? Can we at least stop “training” the Afghan army who kill our soldiers frequently. Do whatever we have to do to “win” and get out. And destroy the poppy fields. Get rid of all Obama era rules of war, establish our own bases, and do whatever needs to be done to win.

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    • Plato says:

      Alas, this conflict can’t be “won”. The strategists know it means permanent occupation and expenditure of US lives and treasure. We are very slow learners sometimes.

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  12. Bert Darrell says:

    Reuters couldn’t help itself once more and add this infamous sentence to an article announcing PDJT decision on Afghanistan:

    “Trump will be making the third prime-time address of his seven-month-old presidency after a particularly bruising week in which he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for violence at a Virginia rally this month organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.”

    Notice “counter-protesters”, not Antifa or BLM masked cowards attackers. And why bring up the Charlottesville lie in an article about Afghanistan?

    The rabid MSM will never say anything good about the president and never miss a chance to besmirch him even when he is right about characterizing orchestrated violence executed by paid thugs?

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  13. big bad mike says:

    Buy stock in Monsato. We’re going to Round Up their poppy fields and kill their money source, the opium trade.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      big bad Mike: sorry but it wouldn’t reaaly work. Round Up (Glyphosate) kills plants but decomposes rapidly (no residual effect). It would destroy the current, but not future crops. Just a costly blip.

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    • G. Combs says:

      FORGET THE ROUND-UP use

      BARREN
      Product Description
      Barren RTU Total Kill is “READY TO USE” and does NOT require dilution. Use in any sprayer/applicator. It not only eliminates vegetation, but also prevents it from growing back. When properly applied, it prevents re-growth for multiple seasons[…]

      OR

      TK-10 (TURF KING)
      “TK-10 is a Long Lasting total vegetation killer and ground sterilant. Contains 3.73% Prometon, and is dilutable 1:10 with water. Recommended for non-cropland areas. Will kill all vegetation sprayed on, and sterilize the ground to prevent regrowth. Perfect for: parking lots, fence rows, building edges, petroleum containment areas, sidewalks, etc […][…]”

      I am sure there are others multi-year ground sterilants available that are not OTC chemicals.

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    • woodstuff says:

      Ordinary salt works also, but lasts longer.

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  14. teaforall says:

    Burn all the Poppy fields………

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  15. trumpmaga says:

    Pray for President Trump. Trust President Trump. Jesus we trust in you. Thy will be done.

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  16. Uncle Max says:

    We’ll know if he mentions Kipling. If the British couldn’t…. and the Rooskies couldn’t… there is no shame in saying, declaring… that we are happy to turn the whole thing over to the Chinese and wish them luck with their minerals and endeavors.

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  17. indiamaria2020 says:

    Quite considerate of OUR President to unveil his decision to us dopes in dopeville. I am sure that Trump Americans will support his decisions.

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    • Bouchart says:

      Don’t be so sure. With Bannon out it sure looks like the Swamp is winning now.

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      • Homesteader says:

        👶🍼

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      • alligatriot says:

        Bouchart, I’m as sure today as I was last November that I support President Trump 100%.
        It doesn’t matter who leaves the White House or who replaces whom, that’s all administrative business that President Trump (former CEO Trump) knows how to delegate. As far as the Swamp is concerned, two thoughts:

        1. Looking at President Trump’s accomplishments to date, it’s almost as if the Swamp is becoming irrelevant.
        2. Respectfully, consider reviewing you reading/listening list to see if you might be able to weed out some unnecessary negative voices. Not saying to ignore all opinions, just be aware of the incessant attack our President is under and realize it will only intensify in the coming seven-plus years.

        As Sundance continues to remind us: their are trillions of dollars at stake. That buys a lot of powerful players who will not readily give up the game.

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      • Stop crediting Steve Bannon, with Donald J. Trump’s policies, which the President clearly was formatting long before Steve Bannon entered the picture – And was supporting Ted Cruz… It does both men, a disservice, and is especially insulting to President Trump himself.

        The Swamp is not winning, and the President is setting his agenda. Don’t get caught up in these hysterics.

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      • piper567 says:

        Bouchart….WHaaaaat?

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    • Aguila2011 says:

      The way you say “OUR” seems to mean Trump really isn’t YOUR President. Maybe you preferred the Moose Limb Socialist in Chief Barry?

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  18. Is he going to inform his strategy. All along his campaign and also very recently POTUS Trump said he is not going to publicize military strategy. Let us see what happens tomorrow especially on a Solar Eclipse day!!!!!!!

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  19. Piper says:

    I read today, on the Dailymail, that 4,000 more were going over, but it is the dailymail- notorious for nevertrumping…

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    “(SecDef Mattis) said the (Afghanistan war) deliberations, including talks at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday, were done properly.”

    “”I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous,” Mattis said, speaking aboard a military aircraft on an overnight flight from Washington to Amman, Jordan.”

    ” Gen. Joseph Votel, who as Central Command chief is responsible for directing the war in Afghanistan, was not invited to the Camp David talks…The top U.S. commander on the ground in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, also was not invited to attend.”
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/20/mattis-tight-lipped-new-afghanistan-war-strategy.html

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  21. iwasthere says:

    I assume it will be yet another year of the ‘spring fighting season.’ The mistake was letting the pentagon have any role beyond tasked special ops.

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  22. Oldschool says:

    Bannon gone for 3 days. Hope he left his whiteboard with “end Afghanistan war” boldly highlighted.

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    • Alexsandra says:

      We have a whiteboard in our office of stuff we already know. Since we already know it, no one looks at it except the office manager who then remiinds us of what we already know.

      Trump was thinking on his own for at least 30 years as recorded on You Tube videos, long before Bannon joined his campaign when it went national. He didn’t need a whiteboard before that and he doesn’t need one now.

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  23. Lawrence says:

    What doesn’t add up is that, as someone else here mentioned, President Trump doesn’t ever reveal his military strategy, and isn’t the Middle East Alliance he put together handling this to some degree? Also, this sounds similar to when he baited the media last September by getting them to cover his Obama birth certificate announcement by saying he was going to talk about Medal of Honor recipients or something. I’m wondering if this is just a head fake to the media like that. Afghanistan strategy seems a strange choice for a primetime TV speech.

    Maybe he really wants to announce a swamp draining move, such as an arrest of Antifa sponsors or –>Hillary. I imagine he’d have to tell the swamp media he wants to talk about something acceptable to the swamp media to bait the swamp media into putting it on in prime time.

    They never cover his rallies (and there is one the next day in AZ), because they know he says uncomfortable things there, so maybe the president told them Afghanistan was the topic to get them to show this in primetime. The media loves a good war announcement because their paymasters love war.

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    • roy1982blog says:

      I think this will be one of those professional presidential addresses to the nation that requires airtime on all networks (i.e Gorsich).

      I think he will be professional on this one (though I remember the Obama birth certificate ruse-epic!).

      Trump never gives away strategy so it will be interesting to see what he says though.

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  24. Piper says:

    Rumors are flying, I hope this will post…

    https://gab.ai/JaredWyand/posts/10983829

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  25. Trump is the last person who would ever tell the enemy what our strategy is going to be or any troop moves.

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  26. trapper says:

    So, you’ve got a 2001 Plymouth Neon that you inherited from an uncle. He was the second owner, and now you’re the third. It’s rusted, the frame is bent from a collision, the transmission is iffy, the air conditioning leaks and needs a new compressor, the power steering leaks from somewhere you can’t identify, the heater core leaks, it needs an entire new exhaust system, the seats are torn, and the tires are shot.

    Your auto mechanic, a knowledgeable professional, tells you you’ll never be able to sell it with all these problems. He highly recommends spending about $6,000 to fix all the problems to get it in tip top running order. You will then have a good running car worth around $2,500. You’ve already sunk about $2,000 in it just to get it running. What would you do? There is only one right answer.

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  27. roy1982blog says:

    I wonder if this means CNN will delay the airing of their ‘pre-taped’ “””LIVE Town Hall””” with Speaker Ryan. According to the countdown, Trump’s address will now cut into their event.

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  28. NJF says:

    Praying for our POTUS, our country & our service men & women.

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  29. Piper says:

    Remember when President Trump did this:

    Please let him surprise us AND the evil media dopes again!

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  30. Piper says:

    Then there is this to consider:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/pence-mcmaster-push-troops-afghanistan-just-hours-bannon-wh-exit/

    Are the neocons going to convince Trump to go along?

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  31. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Praying for our President Trump…..

    Spinning assumptions, and Debbie-Downering on this thread before his speech coming up 24 hours from now, isn’t newsworthy. It would be better to break away and spend the time praying for President Trump.

    Tomorrow will come and we’ll know a bit more than today. No one is privy to what President Trump’s plans are. He will touch bases with us with his own news to keep Fake News from creating more lying narratives. This is all it is. The Fake News failed to keep us informed in an honent way, therefore President Trump has to do this. President Trump is doing this for us because he loves us Americans and his country.

    We, as usual, look forward to hearing from him tomorrow night. He is a gift from the Lord to America. Thank You, Lord.

    And Thank You, President Trump, for doing this for us–know we are with you all the way, President Trump. We have your back, like you have our backs.

    I posted this earlier today but it is perfect for President Trump–

    “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

    God Bless you all today/tonight.

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  32. BillRiser says:

    PT could turn it over to paid mercenaries. Blackwater USA which has been in discussion with PT and DOD to work in Afghanistan. They have contracts with the US today in Irag and other security details. Don’t confuse them with the following fake company. But it would be a strategy we should follow.

    Horner G7S Mercenary Incorporated, located in Phoenix,AZ. They are currently working in Irag cleaning out ISIS there.
    G7S operative Michael D. Adams told reporters he force feeds bacon to captured members of ISIS since the teachings of the Quran do not allow it
    “Threatening those scum with pork and bacon is a great way to gain important intelligence about their operations before we slaughter them.”
    Again G7S is a fake company Blackwater is real.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      If they go the route of contractors, I believe they have to take bids. DOD generally has bids as the legal way to proceed. If they work for CIA, that is problematic.

      But this plan of Prince’s was to integrate inside the Afghan military. Not work outside as adjunct to our special forces.

      Whatever happens, 3000 years of history tells us it won’t work.

      But they will package it as pressure on Pakistan and Iran. That should buy them ten more years of futility.

      As for a plan for Victory, every guy from Special Ops who has spoken on Fox recently says we can’t win there. We may have to fight there, but there is no Victory possible there.

      Often in the history of great military powers there comes a war that cannot be won.
      Afghanistan is often that war, but other places are like that also.
      As the saying goes, if they are shooting at you when you are leaving, you didn’t win.

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      • BillRiser says:

        Yes, it’s a no win what ever way he goes. He won’t do what O’ did. But there is a fortune of mining and heavy metal in Afghanistan if he could give them some good employment for those that live there and control the borders to stop the Taliban from coming and going thru Pakistan. But it might just come down to having a small base to fly and observe the Talaban and bomb the shit out of what develops into a larger scale.

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  33. Bouchart says:

    He’s about to betray us just like any other politician.

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  34. Dora says:

    They’re back. Looking good too.

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  35. William Ford says:

    Such a dumb idea to have prime time speech. It will only make Trump look like an establishment war monger. If you’re going to renege on campaign promises to stop spending US wealth on dumb foreign interventions, at least do it without fanfare to call more attention to it.

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  36. melski says:

    I think he is going to contract out the war effort. No more US troops. The contractors will not be under the same constraints as the US military as far as rules of engagement. The dogs of war will be on turned loose Afghanistan.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The Obamarama Era “rules of engagement” should have been thrown out 6 months ago. What’s the holdup? Just officially stating that those rules are changing could be the thrust of tomorrow’s speech. Am hoping it is so. Well, that and airing the prospect of a few more MOABs for the Taliban.

      M A G A

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      • G. Combs says:

        “…. What’s the holdup? “

        President Trump was until just recently, trying to cooperate with Congress. They responded by spitting in his face so now the gloves are off.

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  37. Lawrence says:

    I’m sure whatever it is, he’s going to leverage the eclipse into something great.

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  38. Plato says:

    The sad thing is that Pakistani support and geographic protection of the Taliban could be stopped overnight by enacting zero Pakistani contact with the US ,if the US establishment was serious. No financial, banking or trading contact, no US visa’s, no students, US Pakistani property to be sold, boycott any organisation that has P as a member. Problem fixed, the Paki military’s only task is then to destroy Taliban in P.

    But of course the US establishment aren’t THAT serious about Afghanistan.

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  39. Bull Durham says:

    From the reports I’ve read, ten men are being searched for by US and Singaporean military search and rescue.

    Concentrate prayers for these men.
    Five injured, preliminary reports say not too badly.

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  40. The Boss says:

    I do not know what President Trump will say tomorrow night. Nor does anyone else. As if we’re not gas lit enough. Just wait and see. Then opine. Over and out.

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  41. Bull Durham says:

    This is not a leak from officials, but a rational guess the press is running with right now.

    “Following the White House’s statement, officials expect Trump to announce the strategy that would meet the requests of commanders in the field and authorize the deployment of around 4,000 more US troops in Afghanistan, the CBS broadcaster reported.

    “On July 14, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was close to completing its policy review for a new strategy in Afghanistan. On August 3, US Sen. Lindsey Graham said the United States could turn the tide of the war in Afghanistan with just 3,000-4,000 additional troops and boosted air capacity.”

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  42. BillRiser says:

    Hopefully he talks about: 1)economy and jobs going great!! 2)Then pardons Sheriff Joe. 3)Supports announces alternative to Run against Flake 4)Afghanistan and we trust he made the best decision.

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  43. HolyLoly says:

    I trust our president to come up with the best plan to get us out ASAP. He has never failed us yet or reneged on promises made. He made clear during his campaign his disdain for the trillions we have wasted in the ME with nothing to show for it. I’m looking forward to his address tomorrow and expect something brilliant.

    I love President Trump.

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  44. appadoo9 says:

    I see no value in announcing Any strategy. But my gut says he will stand by his long standing opinion of getting out, not More troops. Contracted fighters? I wouldn’t, so He won’t either.

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  45. Guy K. says:

    I would bet every dollar I own (not that it’s much) that Trump is not about to cave to 1) the left, 2) the neocons or 2) the UniParty. How many times before a press conference or a debate or a public appearance have uninformed and presumptuous minds assumed he would do just that> And he NEVER has.

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  46. Bubba says:

    Look at the faces of the people around Trump in that picture. All of them are establishment and/or globalist. All of them. Does it give you a good feeling about the pending decision? Count me worried.

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  47. Joe Blow says:

    What’s going on here tonight? Buck up, folks! “God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power.”

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    • Guy K. says:

      What do you think is going on? It’s the troller eclipse tonight. Pay these concern mongers no mind. They are sent here specifically to disspirit the Treepers. Trust Trump, not trolls.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        “troller eclipse”

        lol love that!

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Oh, so that’s it. ‘Troller Eclipse’ is perfect!

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      • Plato says:

        I guess you need to decide…because there are only two choices, 1. get out of Afghanistan, or 2. escalate the troops and the money.
        Consider this, no matter how many years the US props up the “other” Afghans that run the existing govt, the day we leave is the day the Taliban take over. The “other” Afghans simply don’t care enough to fight with the commitment of the Taliban. (With a few courageous exceptions). Though they are very happy to let US boys do that.

        So you decide, out now or out later for exactly the same result.
        Sometimes there are only degrees of bad choices.

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  48. trapper says:

    I like to play the speculation game as much as anyone else, so here’s one: what if this meeting was not primarily about Afghanistan, but was about something else? Don’t need Nicholson to discuss Nork.

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  49. alligatriot says:

    “In a surprise announcement tonight, President Trump reported multiple reliable intelligence sources have revealed the Taliban have secretly cached thousands of U.S. Civil War statues in caves throughout Afghanistan. Accordingly, 30,000 screaming antifa warriors are preparing for deployment to the bigoted, racist country on a search and destroy operation. As a side benefit, U.S. military troops are on the way home to their families to make room for the rabid social justice jihadis.”

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