Anyone left out there who doesn't view Afghanistan as a disaster?

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    Afghan infants fed pure opium - CNN.com

    We hand the country over to a druglord in an election no one on the planet takes seriously.

    We agree to allow former Taliban members back into government.

    Almost 10 years later we still haven't won a war against the 3rd poorest 3rd world country on the planet.

    So this thread is your opportunity to tell me why we should still dump billions of taxpayer dollars into this mess of a war if you're still a believer.
     
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    This just in....Opium is more available in Afghanistan than is cheese in Wisconsin.
     
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    Its a tall order right now for anyone to try to make a case that Afghanistan is still worth saving, the only thing I want to see is for the Afghans to be able to police themselves and having a standing Military capable of fighting the Taliban, but even that remains to be seen after almost 10 years in that country.
     
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    I wonder how much the Karzai family cashes in on these babies eating opium?
     
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    Probably no more than Jim Beam cashes in on some eastern Kentucky moonshiner.
     
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    It shouldn't take ten years to figure out what everyone has known for 1000 years....you can't fix Afghanistan

    Time to pull the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq and let the chips fall where they may
     
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    The Bush Administration really fucked up in Afghanistan by undermanning, underfunding and just plain not caring about the war in Afghanistan, at 1 point we only had 10,000 US Troops there, in a country bigger than Iraq. The thing is just leaving puts the country back in the hands of the people who planned 9/11.
     
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    Depends how you define disaster.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with you there. Ya' know some other poster, I don't know who, said "It only took us 4 years to roll through Europe and the Pacific in WWII , why are we still in Iraq and Afghanistan nearly 10 years later?"

    I read a report that our Army is teaching the Afghanis to grow opium? Why would we do that? Who's idea was that anyway? WTF?
     
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    In Europe and Japan we weren't concerned with winning hearts and minds and trying not to offend people we were at war with.
     

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