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“As Angry as Bob Gates”

This is the quote that the President gave to CNN about the recent leaks to the press about the situation in Afghanistan.  President Obama says that these offences are the type that somebody will be fired for.  That the people in the room should have the right to speak freely without fear that their words will end up on the cover of the New York Times, and I absolutely agree.  Now look this is a conflict that our nation has been in for too long.  Yes we need to protect ourselves from terrorist threats, but why can’t we do that with better border security and tighter screenings at air ports, as opposed to fighting a unilateral war that doesn’t seem to have an end and an aim.  I am thankful that we have a president using his duty as commander and chief to get my friends out of harms way, especially since I can’t see what they are over there for, we got the mastermind of 9/11, we got those who helped the hijackers.  I know we don’t have Osama Bin Laden, but we don’t need to continue in a war to get him.  President Obama is doing what he promised, bringing our troops home.  He’s just making sure that we are doing what it takes to protect our allies, but he’s not giving them an open-ended commitment.  I’m thankful for that, especially because the writing is on the wall in respects to Iran, and North Korea, and we wouldn’t have the man power for a three front war.

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