Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Ame®icano, Oct 13, 2009.
All done quietly...
Obama approves 13,000 more troops to Afghanistan
Fallen Marine's father wants change - Military- msnbc.com
Right...but this has absolutely nothing to do with the troop request from McChrystal a couple weeks ago. I like how the Obama's "Supreme War Council" meets, expresses concern about all of the civilian deaths, orders the SecDef to tell ground commanders to stop it, McC' issues new rules of engagement that get U.S. soldiers killed!!!
and like I said in an earlier thread...THE GENERALS WRITE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT....
Just what we need, putting more American lives in harms way.
I agree with the ramp up.. should be more though to facilitate doing the job properly...
I'm sure his intentions are peaceful. I mean he won the award and everything.
There is a definate need for more troops..while REMF's are important..we need combat troops...enough to kick ass and then come home. All this pussyfooting around and appeasing the left wing kooks is doing is causing needless deaths to soldiers and civilians alike.
i would object to increaasing the number of troops without a clear strategy or a clear goal. in vietnam they kept saying that if they got more troops they'd "win".
first they have to define what winning is. you don't waste lives and money indefinitely ....
That's fine, but while sitting in our nice, warm, and safe offices, we can't just leave our troops to be sacrificial lambs while we are dithering about what needs to be done.
I sure as hell don't know what needs to be done, and don't claim to, but it isn't worth a single life of ours, or our allies, while these asshole terrorists take advantage of our pussy footing around by hiding behind civilians.
I am under the impression that the strategy is build a stronghold in the country, mostly around Kabul, to stabilize the security and the economy there, while training Afghani troops and police. That means much of the country is going to be left to the terrorists until we and the good Afghanis come back later.
Research the British model in Malaysia, guys. I think that is the idea. I am not sure that it will work, but what we are doing right now sure is not working.
Are exit strategies important anymore ?
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