Afghan Timetable???

Discussion in 'Politics' started by LeBuick, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. LeBuick

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    Now this caught me totally off guard, I thought the Afghan people were on our side in ridding their country of the evil terrorist. Now they want us out also???

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/27/world/asia/27afghan.html?ref=world

     
  2. Don

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    Um...not exactly.
    Further:
     
  3. JustChristian

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    I believe that Afghanistan was the right place to fight al Qaeda but we de-emphasized that effort to invade Iraq. At one point President Bush said he wasn't very much interested in capturing bin Laden any more. Then it looked liked we were going to lose in Afghanistan and we brought the troops back in.

    I would think that if a foreign country invaded America, seemingly began to de-emphasize their original objective, and then brought in more troops after 7 years I'd be asking about how long do you expect to prolong this war too.
     
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    It never looked like we were going to lose Afghanistan.
     
  5. Don

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    Shocked and amazed I am.

    Why? Lately, I haven't seen much of anything that I agree with JustChristian on; however, I agree with the second paragraph.
     
  6. LeBuick

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    If calling for a victory timetable is political then it means the majority of the people want us out. This is possible because they have grown tired of the collateral damage in the form of dead or wounded friends and relatives. This also says we can't sustain these wars forever so we either need to find Ben Laden and kill off his organization of settle for the progress we made and vacate the area.
     
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    That's the thing about terrorist organizations; kill off the "head," and guess what? It wasn't actually the head. Manage to kill off Al Qaeda, and guess what? The Deccan Mujahideen will step up to replace them.

    Thus, McCain's statements about the war on terror lasting 100 years....

    The problem is, we think that matching force against force will overpower the enemy...in other words, we're still trying to fight this conventionally.

    And as for the majority of people wanting us out of there...have you seen "Charlie Wilson's War"? (caution: best watched using a TV Guardian)
     
  8. billwald

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    Afghanistan has never been successfully invaded by anyone and they will be happy to fight the US when it seems necessary to them. Afghans don't care who they fight. They love fighting.
     
  9. LadyEagle

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    You're right. If there is no outside force to fight, then they will fight each other.

    Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest underdeveloped countries and is 99% muslim. That pretty much says it all for me. Sad. :tear:
     

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