do you support additional troops in afghanistan

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do you support additional troops in afghanistan

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  1. actsnoblemartin
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    why or why not
     
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    I support pulling all our troops out of everywhere they have not been invited.

    The military should not be used for nation building but rather a deterrent for those who would do us harm and as a tool for quick and severe retribution for those who have.
     
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    I would like to see an exit strategy first with clearly defined goals and timelines.

    Not every situation has a potential happy ending. If we are sending more troops just to maintain the status quo, I would just as soon pull out
     
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    Afghanistan is a military morass. As I recall only the Mongols ever pacified the region, and they were masters of genocidal campaigns. Pulling our troops out will occur, the only question is how many more pointless deaths will occur (and how many billions of dollars will be spent, though next to the lives that's a bit insignificant) before that happens.

    The US won't win, because we are not willing to commit genocide.
     
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    We are there, we went there for a reason, unless the mission has changed we need to complete it, If that requires more troops then send them. If the miossion is completed then let's ge the hell out of there.
     
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    Are our troops aware of what that mission is and when they will know whether it has been accomplished?
     
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    It's quite simple. I don't support more troops in Afghanistan because Afghanistan is not a threat to the United States. Of course as more and more neoconservativews work to un-unite our nation, it is more important to defend ourselves from the enemy within.
     
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    I wished I could answer that. When we went into Afghanistan the Mission was fairly clear; Capture or Kill UBL, and destroy any AL Queada or Taliban that gets in the way.

    Today I'm not sure what the mission has become. Mr Obama needs to let the country know. But he can't make up his own mind.
     
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    Yes. This is what those who have actual experience in the military recommend to the decider who has zero experience.
     
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    Ah, how much military experience do you have?
     

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