There are so many levels of stupidity in this article - it boggles the mind.

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    Like the enemy cannot see the buildup before the offensive? They have so many spies infiltrated in all levels that nothing we do is secret.

    It amazes me that people in power positions don't understand historical reality. All these exercises and "American blood spilled will not accomplish anything but the loss of human lives. If we all left today the country would be the same as when we leave in a year. A waste of money and lives.
     
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    We are done in Afghanistan, we just don't know it yet.
     
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    Sometimes, my fellow Americans - even those I like - are breathtakingly stupid.
     
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    We were done when we went there.
    We are playing war rather than actually engaging in one.
    To release an article stating "this is likely the last maneuver" is an obvious invitation to the Taliban "hey - go to the hills for the next few weeks while we run around over there, and then we are leaving and you can have at it".
    Why have this maneuver at all?? :cuckoo:
    Dumb dumb dumb.
    Just leave if this is all we are going to do. Just like Vietnam...take a hill...leave the hill...take the hilll again...leave the hill...
     
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    As soon as we got involved in rebuilding the country we were fucked, not to mention getting involved in trying to stop the flow of drugs there.
     
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    Damn straight.
    Bush Sr. did it right. Have a plan, obliterate the enemy forces mercilessly - and then leave.
    LEAVING is a very important part of any military action.
    You minimize your casualties, hopefully have as few civilian casualties as you can - but the destruction of your enemy is the reason you are there. If you can't do that because you are afraid of what the Europeans will think or that the U.N. will get upset - then don't go there in the first place.
     
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    That pretty much nails it right there, did you read the article on how we changed our night operations to get Afghan approval beforehand? what a fuckin joke, now the Taliban will know where we are going to go when the sun goes down before we get there.:cuckoo:
     
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    This is what happens when you have politicians fighting a war.
    And this is why Bush Sr. did such a great job with Desert Storm - he picked a great General to lead the invasion - and stayed out of the way.
    I don't know if you ever saw the Iraqi- killing fields on the road to Baghdad? Just wow.
    We waited for the Iraqi military to gather together and made them think we were going to allow them to escape...and then literally wiped out 1000's of them in a matter of minutes.
    Brutal and merciless. But that is what war is.
    This single move is the difference between Bush Sr. and Bush Jr.
    Bush Jr. allowed the Iraqis to escape to Baghdad and disperse. Which is why WE ARE STILL THERE.
     
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    Ending all these worthless, life consuming, patty cake engagements in the middle east would go a long way towards repairing our economy.

    We are not the worlds police.
     
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