McCain: Abandoning Afghanistan caused 9/11

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    Sometimes I don't know how he comes up with this stuff. :dunno:

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    YIKES. Is he still a registered AZ driver???
     
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    Actually, whether one agrees with his stance or not, he has a point. That point being that had we stayed the course in the 1980s, when the Afghans were fighting the Russians, we could have ensured that the Taliban did not allow their country to become a training ground for AQ, and hence, perhaps, 9-11 may not have happened.

    Hindsight is always 20-20, but it's nice to see that, instead of looking rationally at McCain's comment and trying to context it, the idiots turn to ranting and stupidity instead. Reliable as ever.
     
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    Nonsense. 9/11 was coming no matter where "The base" was. McSame as always, is a clueless buffoon and we are much better off with Obama in office than this charlatan.
     
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    You're an idiot.
    al Qaeda needed the kind of protection offered by sovereign nations. They settled in Afghanistan in part because the Taliban was accomodative. They were in power in no small part because we ceased involvement in the country after the Russians left.
    As usual, McCain has a point. You're merely talking out of your ass.
     
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    And there were plenty of them available all over the world, idiot stick.
     
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    Actually McCain isn't that far off the mark.
    There has been much wriitten over the years that supports McCain's remark.

    Back to school in Afghanistan
    CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan

    U.S. Learned Its Lesson, Won't Abandon Afghanistan, Gates SaysDefense Secretary Gates Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Afghanistan - washingtonpost.com

    How the US Abandoned Afghanistan

    How the US Abandoned Afghanistan

    The military screw-up nobody talks about.
    The military screw-up nobody talks about. - By Scott Shuger - Slate Magazine
     
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    So why did they pick Afghanistan, fuck-stick? A land locked nation with dismal infrastructure.
     
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    McCain probably isn't far off. He's a USNA grad, former POW, and an American hero. He may blurt out stupidity every now and then, but so does our current CIC and those before him.

    Personally, I respect McCain for his service to the U.S.
     

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