Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by Skull Pilot, Sep 1, 2009.
I agree. Do you?
He was for it before he was agin it
That sounds like a good plan. Can it be implemented, and soon?
Much as I would be among the first to see the withdrawal of ALL our troops - having a family member about to deploy there yet again - the situation is not that cut and dried.
I see so many platitudes of puffery written by journalists who know not what they talk about. This appears to be yet another example.
The objective is to provide security for the Afghanistan government while we build and train their own forces to take over the role of security. Remove all the troops and the opportunity to train an Afghan army and security forces is removed. The country would simply fall back into Taliban oppression and the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice would have been wasted.
The "government" of Afghanistan barely controls one third of the country so in effect, there is no government.
It is not nor should it ever be the job of the US military to establish a government where there is none, nor to build roads, schools and hospitals for that matter.
There is no clear and present danger to our country from Afghanistan or the Taliban.
And the lives and valor of our troops have been wasted by the government for a cause that is not ours. Surely, the answer is not wasting more.
Once you've started something, you finish it. By the way. My relative is a British soldier. It isn't just the USA fighting this war you know...although it was started by you guys.
Yep, time to leave. Now.
How come you were willing to give Bush Years to fix it yet you are not willing to give Obama even months to do so?
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