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    "The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official." - Posted on USA Today (Aug. 5)

    What? This is nonsense! 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and now 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment? All soldiers deserve rights to come home and have a great time with family! This is utterly Bush's failure to get rid of Al-Qaida from the first place ever since 9.11 :(!
     
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    You got the nonsense part right. Your entire post is just about as ignorant and nonsensical as it gets. "Soldiers" -- you mean Marines -- deserve a right to come home and have a great time with family?

    WHEN the mission is accomplished, Corky. No Marines I ever knew except for the few crybabies who think like you would consider anything else.

    This would be YOUR utter failure to comprehend even the topic on which you comment even at the rudimentary level, starting with you calling Marines "soliders," and moving along to the part where they are fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Get a game or stay on the bench, junior.
     
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    *sigh* While trolls are sometimes amusing and even entertaining, this one is simply pathetic.
     
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    I wish somebody would define what WINNING is in Afghanistan.

    Right now, I have no idea what the mission in that nation really is.

    It was driving the Taliban out of power.

    Seems to me that has been done as well as we can do it, given that the Afghanistani people seem to be more sympathetic to fundamental Islam than to secualry humanist democracy we seem to be pushing.
     
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    Unlike Iraq, the Government in Afghanistan is VERY weak and can not trust most of its troops. NATO and the US are there to prop that Government up and to try and train military and police.

    I do not foresee any end in sight for that mission, Afghanistan is a nation that has to many groups that hate each other and are to independent minded, they still have warlords.

    We leave and the Country will fall to the next dictator or group that imposes draconian restrictions on the people.
     
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    So now Afghaistan is a protectorate of the USA?

    When did our original mission (which was to track down the alQuada forces and drive out the Taliban goverment) morph into that endless mission?

    I don't recall Congress signing onto that mission.
     
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    Yet the Dems want it to be that. It makes no sense to leave when it will just become a haven again for the terrorists. Just the reality that is Afghanistan.
     
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    So we have a permanent force in Afghanistan unless we can somehow convince those people that it is in their best interests NOT to tolerate or harbor Islamic forces that hate the USA.

    Since I think it unlikely that anything we can do for them will make them like us...

    .. we might as well declare war on the people of Afghanistan, then, since what you're telling me is essantially that they have declared war on us..only not officially.

    What a remarkable SNAFU our foreign policies have lead us into.
     
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