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Could Democrats give Obama trouble in 2012? War in Afghanistan is key.
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Most Democrats oppose the war in Afghanistan. Amid talk of a longer US presence there, Obama runs the risk of alienating his base. A damaging primary challenge from the left is not unthinkable.

As Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg was leaving a Monitor breakfast last week, he was asked about the possibility that President Obama might face a Democratic primary challenge in 2012. Mr. Greenbergs two-word answer:
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Watch Afghanistan.
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post #82 of 85
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Afghan violence soars, insurgency expanding: U.S.

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

(I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.)

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post #83 of 85
Can Afghan forces bring security when Nato leaves?

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After a year-long campaign of "ass-whooping", Nato hopes it has "shaped the battlefield" to help achieve its objectives for the next phase of the campaign. The plan is to leave the Taliban weakened enough for the Afghan police and army to start taking over from the international forces. Another aim may be to force the insurgents into talks with the government, though this is not publicly stated by Nato officers.
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post #84 of 85
Afghanistan shifts from reconciliation after Taliban impostor revealed
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The revelation that NATO and members of the Afghanistan government may have been negotiating with a Taliban impostor has dealt a blow to peace talks.
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post #85 of 85
U.S. now in Afghanistan as long as Soviets were
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Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, and Moscow As wartime days go, Friday was a fairly quiet one in Afghanistan. Helicopters skittered across the sky; convoys rumbled along desert roads; soldiers in mountain outposts scanned the jagged peaks around them.

But one thing set the day apart: With its passing, the length of the U.S. military's campaign in Afghanistan matched that of the Soviet Union's long and demoralizing sojourn in the nation.....

Editor's Notebook: Afghan War Now Country's Longest
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Afghan War Now Marks Another Grim Milestone
By THOMAS NAGORSKI,
June 7, 2010
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