Afghans Urge U.S. Exit After Killings; U.S. Says Timetable Unchanged...

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    Timetable unchanged? Why? They want us out. So let's oblige. 'The Longest War' is over. Time to bring our Soldiers and our Tax Dollars back home.


    The massacre of 16 villagers by a U.S. soldier triggered angry calls from Afghans for an immediate American exit even as the Obama administration vowed on Monday that the killings would not alter U.S. plans for the war.

    Just days before Sunday's attack, Kabul and Washington had made significant progress in negotiations on a strategic partnership agreement that would allow American advisers and special forces to stay in Afghanistan after most foreign combat troops leave at the end of 2014.

    But securing a full deal may be far more difficult now after a U.S. Army staff sergeant walked off his base in the southern province of Kandahar in the middle of night and gunned down at least 16 villagers, mostly women and children.

    "This could delay the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement," an Afghan government official told Reuters.

    The attack was the latest incident to ignite Afghan anger at the United States, coming on the heels of U.S. soldiers' burning of copies of the Koran on a NATO base last month, and other incidents that have intensified America's perception problem in Afghanistan.

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his NATO partners intend to pull most of their troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, leaving an inexperienced local army in charge.

    Officials in Washington denied suggestions that the killings might alter U.S. plans.

    "I do not believe this incident will change the timetable of a strategy that was designed and is being implemented in a way to allow for the withdrawal of U.S. forces, to allow for their transfer of lead security authority over to the Afghans," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

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    I thought I read somewhere that the deadline was moved up because of this incident and the Quran burnings?
     
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    I hope so. They're burning American Flags and chanting 'Death to America' in their streets. It's all over. Not one more Soldier needs to die in that Hell-Hole.
     
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    Well they burn American flags and chat Death to America every day, although it has gotten really bad lately with this incident, the Quran burnings and the pissing on Taliban thing.
     
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    Nice to hear you sounding like an actual 'paulitician' for a change.
     
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    Thanks, i think. :)
     
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    Let the Taliban take over? The longest war ends in defeat?
     
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    The Taliban took over vast portions of Aghanistan a long time ago. That's unfortunately already a done-deal. Our own Government has accepted this. They're currently in talks with the Taliban & Afghan Government, to hand half the country over to the Taliban. So there is no need for any more Soldiers to die over there. It's over. So let's bring our kids and our money back home.
     
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    And hope, pray, or wish the government will be able to control Islamic radicals........................what happened to "stay the course"?
     
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    We actually helped the Taliban set up a consulate of some sorts in Qatar for these negociations, and the Taliban already have an office in Turkey, why the Turks let them set that up is anyones guess. Letting the Taliban expand their tentacles like this is a really bad idea imo.
     

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