US in Afghanistan

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    What is the solution there? The Taliban is alive and well and continues to be an annoying, highly volatile, extremist, Islamist, terror group. Do we keep the US troops there perpetually? It has been 17 years. Negotiation is not an option as the non-terror persons in Afghanistan are petrified that if the Taliban gains any power they will reinstitute their dictatorship regime.

    Taliban is full blow Sharia law following extremists and zealots. They certainly provide proof that the claim that "extremists in Islam represent a tiny minority"....fact is they represent at least 50% of the ideology.

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    Did the Taliban in Afghanistan ever have much to do with 9/11, considering the terrorists were mostly Saudis living in the U.S.A?
     
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    The U.S. greatest Military in the world could take Afghanistan in six months but the people who run the Military have a different idea that hasn't worked since Vietnam. You can't win a freaking war by sending in Troops and then withdrawing from the field and waiting to see what happens next. The fact that the failed mission of Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, illustrated in his book "Lone Survivor" is seen as a victory is a symptom of what is wrong with the perception of the conflict in Afghanistan. Democrats supported the 2nd Iraq war at first and then undermined it when they thought they could make political gains and Obama gave aid and comfort to the enemy in Afghanistan when he scheduled a couple of dates for U.S. capitulation and otherwise disregarded the whole thing.
     

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