Afghanistan Improving.

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    Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that security there is no longer deteriorating, a view that represents his most optimistic assessment yet.

    Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, meeting with reporters a day before NATO talks here, pointed to signs of stability that, though difficult to quantify, indicate that Afghans also see improvements in many areas of commerce and daily life.

    "I still will tell you the situation in Afghanistan is serious," he said. "I do not say now it is deteriorating."
    Gen. McChrystal sees progress in Afghanistan - latimes.com

    As you all no doubt know, I'm not normally a suporter of the President on matters of policy but if the situation in Afghanistan continues to improve as the General has suggested then his poilcy was the correct one. It goes without saying the commitment by the Military is always honored and I am glad to see the situation improving due to their hard work and dedication.
     
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    Hopefully it will continue to improve.
     
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    noose , I agree, I think that if the situation has improved to this point with the vast majority of the surge forces yet to be deployed then perhaps when they are the situation will be vastly better.
     
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    And the second US troops are moved it will fall apart again.

    End this stupid war now.
     
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    This is good news. Now, can they work on a timeline for getting the troops out of there, or is that not realistic at this point in time?
     
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    Please name which military ever held any ground in Afghanistan for any length of time.
    Allowing the heroin trade to operate freely is a hefty price to pay to operate in Afghanistan.
    One only has to look at the multi million dollar mansions being built around Kabul by Afghan officials to get the real story. Corruption is rampant.
    Our military is the finest in the world. I commend them and their families for their total commitment.
    But that has nothing to do with the political and cultural situation in Afghanistan. We could stay there 10 years and then leave and all hell would break loose.
     
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    Absolutely! never pursue victory, and when things are looking up, put up the white flag!

    If we did that, we'd be French.
     
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    Reminds me of Vietnam.

    When General Waste-more-land would say that the situation was improving and all we needed was more troops.
     
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    Sadly the same is true of Iraq.
     
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    There will NEVER be lasting peace in the ME until those living there DEMAND, FIGHT, and DIE for it. We can NOT want it FOR them enough to make it a reality. It always pissed me off when Bush would talk about "SPREADING" Democracy like it was peanut butter over toast! Democracy is the PRIZE for those who SACRIFICE their OWN lives and treasure to claim it it can NEVER be given. IMHO.
     

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