The US can not afford the war in Afghanistan and plans to withdraw within eight year

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by longriver, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. longriver
    Offline

    longriver BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +7
    The US is plan to completely withdraw from Afghanistan in 2017. Robert Gibbs, the spokesman of the White House, said so in to the media on Nov. 25. Gibbs said that the US president Barack Obama will give a lecture on Dec. 1 in West Point and declare the adjustment plan in Afghanistan. The US troops will not stay in Afghanistan for more than 8 years, said Gibbs to the media.

    After months of deliberation, the new Afghan policy of Obama administration will be presented. It is estimated that Obama would deploy another 30000 soldiers there. New policy also includes the training of local security armies, which will take the responsibity after the withdrawl of the US troops.

    Gibbs also said that Obama will probably publicize the detailed withdrawl timetable. "We are in year nine of our efforts in Afghanistan. We are not going to be there another eight or nine years," Gibbs told reporters. "Our time there will be limited and that is important for people to understand," he said.

    The cost of more deployment of soldiers to Afghanistan is huge. The US government has to spend altogether US 1,000,000 per year for each additional soldier there. Now the government budget has reached USD1400 billion. For Obama, more deployment to Afghanistan is a political adventure. Gibbs said the

    Gibbs said the financial cost of the conflict -- which reached $6.7 billion in June alone -- and the physical toll it had taken on the U.S. military made the war unsustainable in the long term.

    "It is very, very, very expensive," Gibbs said

    source:[News] The US can not afford the war in Afghanistan and plans to withdraw within eight years - Global Times Forum--Discuss China,Discuss the world--The Most Open and Objective Forum in China
     
  2. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,190
    Thanks Received:
    10,174
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,769
    Sixteen years in Afghanistan! Absolutely fantastic.. especially coming from the anti war demoncrats.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    Why not just save more money and bring the troops home immediately?
     
  4. Toronado3800
    Offline

    Toronado3800 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,572
    Thanks Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    85
    Ratings:
    +355
    Personally I believe we're going to keep a large standing military anyway so why not have bases in the most useful place we can maintain them. Real military bases with virtually no Afgahn civilian access so our poor boys don't get suicide bombed.

    The theory behind not bailing immediately would be "bailing out immediately would cause more instability, maybe we can accomplish something by 2017."

    When coincidentally Hillary or Sarah might be president. Lord save us.
     
  5. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    We don't need to maintain a presence in Afghanistan. Or Iraq, or Saudi Arabia, or Japan, or Germany, or South Korea, etc...
     
  6. JWBooth
    Offline

    JWBooth Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    6,799
    Thanks Received:
    1,555
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Fredonia Republic
    Ratings:
    +1,957
    So the point is to hope that nothing real bad happens and punt this shit to the next administration.....

    Now thats LEADERSHIP! You'd think these assholes got their military training in the Air Force.
     
  7. Toronado3800
    Offline

    Toronado3800 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,572
    Thanks Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    85
    Ratings:
    +355
    We don't? Are you going to suggest we just go all Dresden on the entire country of Afghanistan and be done with it?
     
  8. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    No. I'm suggesting we just leave.
     
  9. Toronado3800
    Offline

    Toronado3800 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,572
    Thanks Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    85
    Ratings:
    +355
    Kevin, you're a man of few words!

    My concern with just leaving is the region will remain unstable and after the U.S. occupation we've made a whole slew of new enemies. Once we stepped down the path towards tearing their country apart we're committed to rebuilding it on a military level.

    Sorta along the lines the Treaty of Versailles left the Germans with some vile hatred. Our occupation and Marshall Plan after WWII left a more neutral country.
     
  10. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    The Treaty of Versailles was grossly unfair to Germany, I'm not suggesting we do anything like that to Afghanistan. I'm simply suggesting that we come home immediately and leave them alone.
     

Share This Page