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Full Transcript and Video: Trumpís Speech on Afghanistan
New York Times ^ | August 21, 2017 | New York Times

Posted on 08/21/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT by be-baw

President Trump addressed the nation on Monday from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., to lay out his military plans for Afghanistan.

Following is the full transcript of those remarks, as released by the Federal News Service.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; transcript; trumpafghanspeech; trumpcicspeech; trumpgwot; trumpspeech; trumpspeechvideo; video
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For the record, especially intended for those who heard but didn't listen to his speech.
1 posted on 08/21/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT by be-baw
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To: be-baw

Swamp won.

More war.


2 posted on 08/21/2017 10:36:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (He's racist,homophobic,misogynist and has a concealed carry permit- God how I adore that man!)
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To: be-baw

If you think that little of FReepers, go to KOS


3 posted on 08/21/2017 10:37:50 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: dp0622

Your way off target dude. Go read the 500+ posts on the Trump speech. Clearly not everyone heard the same thing. I wasn’t pointing fingers, and you pointing yours at me says that you have 3 three fingers pointing at the ass here.


4 posted on 08/21/2017 10:42:40 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: NoLibZone

Think of it as a large training exercise. We could leave but terrorism won’t go away and Iran’s influence would increase.


5 posted on 08/21/2017 11:24:22 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Check out "CHAOS AND MAYHEM" at Amazon.com)
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To: be-baw

As ex military the one thing I heard repeatedly about ground conditions whether it was Viet Nam, Afghanistan, or Iraq; our troops were frustrated by having to fight with one, sometimes two, hands tied behind their back.

The common theme was “let us get in there and get it done or pull us out; this half stepping isn’t cutting it”. This was especially bad when obummer was micromanaging the troops from the safety of the Oval Office. I think it was really ValJar who was pulling those strings but I have no proof; just an educated guess.

I sometimes wonder why obama didn’t come out of the closet while in office and start wearing a dress. When it came to defending this nation he was nothing but a wussie. My visceral disgust for the gay muslim is still in effect since he has made it his life’s work to undermine our President instead of doing the right thing and stay out of it. No one likes having someone nip at their heels like obummer is doing to President Trump. We prayed for a strong leader and got one. Now if the damn leftists would just STFU for a minute; he and we can get this ship straightened out.

Good speech IMHO.


6 posted on 08/22/2017 12:11:12 AM PDT by Boomer (Have RINO republican pols been radicalized somehow?)
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To: NoLibZone

agreed - swamp and neocons have won.


7 posted on 08/22/2017 12:12:01 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: vooch; NoLibZone

The swamp won? That’s your assessment of what you believe to be Trump’s truthful statements? Or do you believe Trump is lying?


8 posted on 08/22/2017 1:03:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Boomer
Thanks for your military perspective.

What I heard was quite a dramatic change, actually along the lines of fighting ISIS in Syria/Iraq. No more regime change. No more imposing our form of government. Focus on killing terrorists. Stop enabling Pakistan's support of terrorists. Don't say anything that emboldens terrorists. No quota of troops to add or subtract.

I thought it was a masterfully done speech.

9 posted on 08/22/2017 1:04:31 AM PDT by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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To: be-baw; dp0622

>> says that you have 3 three fingers pointing at the ass here.

But what of the thumb — the ultimate decider of one’s fate?


10 posted on 08/22/2017 1:15:51 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Thank God for opposable thumbs. We and our simian friends just wouldn’t be the same without them.


11 posted on 08/22/2017 1:20:55 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: Gene Eric

Candidate Trump said America First and we weren’t going to squander any more blood and treasure on failed wars that only created more bad guys

the swamp hated this


12 posted on 08/22/2017 2:12:57 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: grania

I agree, very well thought out and well done speech, a bit too good in fact. I wonder who wrote it. They deserve some accolades. Perhaps it was a collaboration between the speech writer and President Trump.


13 posted on 08/22/2017 2:25:57 AM PDT by Boomer (Have RINO republican pols been radicalized somehow?)
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To: Boomer

I think that he seemed too stiff and stared at the teleprompter too much to have written very much of it himself.


14 posted on 08/22/2017 3:09:46 AM PDT by maxtheripper
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To: grania

What is your assessment of why the Soviet Union couldn’t win in Afghanistan?


15 posted on 08/22/2017 5:16:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: be-baw

Trump is merely posturing.

And what if his posturing does not work?

Trump has a US Navy and Air Force worn out by the cyclic destructive grinding ineffective rules of engagement of Barrack Obama.

The US Navy is asleep colliding its ships run by Obama appointees after purging the command of our forces of real fighters. The US Marines are crashing their own aircraft in record numbers, Obama has starved them, yet nothing is being done.

What will our soldiers fight with, pitch forks? Get our people out and B-52 Helmund province. And make regular B-52 “ mail “ deliveries sporadically. Who cares about Afghanistan and the Taliban? Let them do their worst to Russia and the Liberal Fascist “Democracies” of Europe.No more US blood unless you draft the entire team of the kneed up Cleveland Browns and the rest of the field hands in America.


16 posted on 08/22/2017 5:26:14 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama Fascism http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: vooch

Candidate Trump said he would stay in Afghanistan. He was opposed to regime change - this isn’t regime change and it’s a war we are already in.


17 posted on 08/22/2017 5:33:25 AM PDT by Pinkbell (http://dtforpres.blogspot.com/2017/05/tips-for-trump-beating-russia-narrative.html)
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To: Boomer

With the obama admin, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they knew who was conservative and who wasn’t and were purposefully putting conservative soldiers in harm’s way. It would be interesting to know the political leanings of those wounded or killed during those 8 years.

ROE = Christians from the flyover states get sent to the front and told not to shoot until they get shot.


18 posted on 08/22/2017 6:34:22 AM PDT by Pollard (TRUMP 2016)
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To: Boomer

I liked the speech to, but is he going to get flack for mentioning Barcelona and not Charlottesville.


19 posted on 08/22/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: Pinkbell
I expected there to be 100s of posts on this thread....

Love he pointed out Pakistan, said no nation building, and there to kill terrorists.

20 posted on 08/22/2017 9:46:19 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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