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Old October 3 2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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should we send more troops to afghanistan

yes if Gen. stanley Mchrystal said so! let get the job done and done right! love dr!
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Old October 3 2009, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

I'm beginning to suspect that think isn't the only self-aware computer program posting on this board.
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Old October 3 2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

No, we shouldn't. It's a clusterfuck over there and I'd rather we not get our soldiers involved with it and thus put them in harm's way.
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Old October 3 2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

yes if Gen. stanley Mchrystal said so!
Has to do with looking good.

Obama got handed Afghaistan like Nixon got handed Vietnam. He facing the same options, simply pull the troops, cut america's losses, abandon what allies we have to their fate. Or increase the number of troops and try for some kind of victory?

Nixon choose the latter course and loss

Obama?
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Old October 8 2009, 08:23 AM   #5
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

That's what the people on the ground over there say we need. We give it to them, period. Politicians have NO business running a war. They say to start, they say to stop, but they do NOT say how to conduct the war effort.
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Old October 8 2009, 08:24 AM   #6
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T'Girl wrote: View Post
yes if Gen. stanley Mchrystal said so!
Has to do with looking good.

Obama got handed Afghaistan like Nixon got handed Vietnam. He facing the same options, simply pull the troops, cut america's losses, abandon what allies we have to their fate. Or increase the number of troops and try for some kind of victory?

Nixon choose the latter course and loss

Obama?
BamBam made winning Afganistan a priority during his campaign. Now he waffles?
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Old October 8 2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

If the general wants more troops, we either relieve the general or send him the troops he wants.

I'd say send them.
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Old October 8 2009, 12:31 PM   #8
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I say we pull out entirely right now.
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Old October 8 2009, 02:02 PM   #9
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Fade back 10 yards --- and *GRUNT*.
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Old October 8 2009, 04:13 PM   #10
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

I'm not sure what we should do. I'm very concerned about the Afghan population. I think the best thing we could do right now is to focus solely on protecting the local population without any offensive actions. Since the US did invade and overthrow the Taliban, I think we must stay until there is a good working government with the ability to protect its citizens. That said, I really don't want anyone killed (NATO soldiers, Afghan forces, civilians, Taliban, al Qaeda, and so on). So I don't know.
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Old October 8 2009, 05:24 PM   #11
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

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I say we pull out entirely right now.


There is no easy answer to this question. We don't want to loose prestige in that part of the world or let Afghanistan go further to hell. Tough choice.
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Old October 8 2009, 05:59 PM   #12
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That's what the people on the ground over there say we need. We give it to them, period. Politicians have NO business running a war. They say to start, they say to stop, but they do NOT say how to conduct the war effort.
Actually, they do. I, like most sane and freedom loving individuals, demand oversight of all military actions through the election of the commander-in-chief.
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Old October 14 2009, 08:38 AM   #13
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keep dropping more bombs, especially on those heroin fields
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Old October 14 2009, 08:53 AM   #14
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Re: should we send more troops to afghanistan

I thought about typing out an educated and thought out response to the OP's question; then I realized that I just didn't really feel like being bothered. It would take too much thinking and too much typing; and right there I hit upon the real problem. We don't care anymore.

You can only say "It's going well on the Eastern Front" for so long before folks start to get sick of even thinking about it. In any case, it isn't my decision; so since nothing I say is going to change things, I'll leave out the well thought out comment about the business and fate of the United States and the 21st century.

I'll keep it simple. Either take them over and raise our flag above their capitol, or get out of there and let them do whatever they do. Eight years of being in there has proven that the concept of temporary occupation doesn't do a whole lot.

It's like bribing a violent man to make him stop abusing a woman stupid enough to wilfulling take part in the relationship. If you don't want the responsibility of marrying her, just don't be bothered. You can get rid of the first idiot dude, but she'll just go find another one. The same basic principle applies to muslim extremists.
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Old October 14 2009, 06:28 PM   #15
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Actually, they do. I, like most sane and freedom loving individuals, demand oversight of all military actions through the election of the commander-in-chief.

Absolutely. If Truman had fulfilled MacArthur's demands without question, there'd be a lot more radioactive craters in the world.


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