U.S. to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close bases: U.S. negotiator

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    So what’s the problem then?
     
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    Yep, he reduced the population by releasing all of their most dangerous people back to the Taliban to kill Americans again. The Great Obama!
     
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    So we should stick around another 20 years and pour billions of dollars into a country when we’re $22 trillion in debt?
     
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    Would you prefer we suffer from terrorist attacks based by Al qaeda having free run of the country?
     
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    We have been playing around in Afghanistan since before 1975. So, at this point it's not even about getting out. It's about staying out. That means that you are going to have to remember the billions of dollars that it costs to protect those American interests when they can't get what they want from the Taliban.
     
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    I take a different point of view.

    The Talibs never were all that big on Al-Queda or Bin Laden's jihad.

    He just had access to a fuckton of money.

    Money we should have invested in the 1990's to restore infrastructure after the soviets unassed the AO.

    If you ever saw Charlie Wilson's War I think it had a lot of insight as to why Afghanistan ended up being a colossal goat fuck.

    The same reason we ended up in a 60 year cold war and arms race with a shit hole country after Berlin fell in 1945.

    We didn't follow through. Stalin was way worse than hitler, WAY FUCKIN WORSE....

    We could have driven right through the Fulda Gap, took Moscow, and had Patton meet up with MacArthur on the flats of Mongolia by 1947 and eradicated the threat of communism.

    Islam would just be some sort of obscure cult because no one would have funded radicals that wanted Jerusalem back.

    Of course God knows what sort of conflict the world would be divided by now had that happened because humanity seems hell bent of fighting over something.

    Maybe God just likes watching us fight... Maybe our entire existence isn't much more than a video game.

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    All we need do is explain to the Taliban and others on the region that should a situation arise that would necessitate our return to the region, we will send them the missiles they so greatly desire, without prejudice, and be prepared to make an example.

    Haven't you had enough of this shit?
     
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    It really is that simple. For any one of ours they have a hand in killing; kill 100-1000 of theirs. No need for boots on the ground.
     
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    We should had nuked Afghanistan pillar to post. Bush’s great folly was trying to bring freedom to these savages. As soon as we leave, it will turn into a steaming shithole of course. Oh well, I guess we can say we tried to do the right thing, and hopefully we learned our lesson, that Democracy is incompatible with Islam.
     
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    I'm about as anti-war as you get. But, we have a trend going on. The public will be galvanized by the words freedom and democracy, American interests, and losing our status globally. NGOs will be sent in and report. If that doesn't work, then it's all about their neighbors and the havoc wrought there. We will be going back.
    Are Afghanistan's Mineral Deposits the Answer to the Country's Economic Woes?

    Cut all aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Keep USAID out of both of those countries. Make sure that corporations are aware that we will not be backing them up. The Taliban is the wrong group.
     

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