Afghanistan 2024

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    In a signing ceremony, Obama and Karzai agreed on a strategic partnership that would allow U.S. troops to stay on the ground until 2024. The deal allows Afghanistan to keep control of its country, and doesnÂ’t commit the U.S. to any specific troop presence or spending.

    It does allow the U.S. to potentially keep troops in Afghanistan after the war ends for two reasons, continued training of Afghan forces and targeted operations against Al Qaeda after the completion of NATO's combat role in 2014.
    U.S. troops to have access to Afghanistan until 2024 - KSWB

    Frankly there are many opinions on this issue, but my humble opinion on this issue is that we can be in that nation till 2100 and the day we leave it will revert to exactly the way it was the day we entered. That nation or region if you will has been known for it's "tribal" nature and your more likely to have more loyality to the man next door and hate the man 10 miles from you and this has been the same for thousands for years. This concept of "nation building" was not and has been accomplished by anyone in that region from the Persians, Alexander, Russia, Great Britian, former Soviet Union, and any number of nations that have invaded it over thousands of years. After over 1500 plus of our young warriors dead and 15,000 wounded in a nation buliding effort, perhaps we use that skill of those warriors building this nation for the next 10 years rather than one that can never be rebuilt. As for our long term secuirty. with the long reach of US Power containing those who would wish us harm in that part of the world is done with one US Warship or sortie of B-2's from MO. here in the US. In other words these young warriors have done an outstanding job in that part of the world, they have accomplished everything asked of them and destroyed Al-Quida in that region to the point where is a shell of it former self. It's time we honored those young people and brought them home not 10 years from now, but now and concentrate on "building this nation"
     
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    2024? oh hell no.
     
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    So the anti-war president, in his reelection year, extends troops in Afghanistan for 12 more years?

    Is the left outraged yet?
     
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    Afghans are shooting our troops in the back of the head and doofus keeps us there until 2024? REMEMBER THAT ON YOU WAY TO THE POLLS.
     
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    remember when they were bitching about JOhn McCain?
     
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    What exactly will be accomplished by 2024? bring our men and women home!
     
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    Aren't we in this mess because Reagan pulled out too soon?

    If we supply them with weapons this time I would rather stay around awhile....Nothing like arming your future enemy again.
     
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    We shouldn't have gave them anything, we should have let the Soviets have that shit hole.
     
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    But they have one thing that is very popular in the US right now. I wonder if big pharma plans on pumping money in?
     
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    $524,891,108,005 Thats how much the war there has cost in terms of dollars not counting the human costs and costs to the 15000 plus wounded warriors and their families. I cannot imagine why our nation would not want to use our limited resources and those young people here to help rebuild this nation. Imagine if we put that sort of effort into this nation. While the aim is to train local troops and have a base for American response to Al-Quida in the region, it would seem that this can be accomplished without the need for US Forces based there.
     

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