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After sleeping on it, Twitter folks still upset about Obama's Afghanistan speech

December 2, 2009 |  2:34 pm

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The initial reactions to President Obama's speech last night weren't positive. We'll let 'em sleep on it, we thought, and check back in the morning.

Well, after a night of reflection, the buzz on Twitter hasn't gotten any more pro-war. The tweets are in, and Obama's plan to dispatch an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan's eight-year war has very few vocal fans.

We sort of rolled our eyes at Michael Moore's Open Letter to President Obama, but based on dozens of tweets, he may have been on the money. A lot of supporters are losing trust in their touted candidate. Onlookers seem to be pining for an immediate end, not a plan.

We've pulled out some of the more interesting tweets from the stream (shown after the jump)....

PaulCauston wrote:

do 30000 troops = peace ? Should Obama return Nobel prize.

OWillis wrote:

MY OBAMA FAMILY PUFFY STICKERS COME DOWN UNTIL ALL THE TROOPS ARE HOME

HowlingWolfMom wrote:

OBAMA, NO MORE WAR! We voted for you because we thought the troops were coming home! WTF?

MNSchneider wrote:

This is not the change I voted for.

Of course, not every message was negative. (Just most of them.)

KingPinKel wrote:

How long does it take to spill a cup of milk? Mins, now how long does it take to clean it up? Obama didnt MAKE the mess hes cleaning it!

Styles818 wrote:

I don't know why ppl are shocked about the 30,000 troops. Obama has always emphasized Afghanistan. Y'all weren't listening last year.

-- Mark Milian

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