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Apr 20, 2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Another example of why we don't belong there.
     
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Apr 20, 2010, 11:08 AM
 
I thought Iraq was about democracy. Afghanistan was simply about rooting out the Taliban.
     
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Apr 20, 2010, 11:10 AM
 
So, there are sectarian conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc. Is that news to anyone? Are you saying we should let the Taliban return and allow Al Qaeda a haven in Afghanistan again?

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Apr 20, 2010, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Are you saying we should let the Taliban return and allow Al Qaeda a haven in Afghanistan again?
Clearly, that is exactly what he wants.
     
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Apr 20, 2010, 02:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
So, there are sectarian conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc. Is that news to anyone? Are you saying we should let the Taliban return and allow Al Qaeda a haven in Afghanistan again?
Umm, the problem is that the Taliban never left Afghanistan. Our previous administration got "distracted" by Iraq and never resolved the Afghanistan issue--killing all the Taliban, then rebuilding the country after doing the former--when it first had the chance, and the global goodwill, to do so.
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Apr 20, 2010, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
So, there are sectarian conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc. Is that news to anyone? Are you saying we should let the Taliban return and allow Al Qaeda a haven in Afghanistan again?
Um, there are somewhere around 100 Al Qaeda in all of Afghanistan, according to our own military commanders. The Soviets got their asses handed to them after years of warfare there, and we won't do any better. You no doubt believe the bullshit about creating a stable country there, also no doubt not understanding how you're being lied to, by people who conveniently have their fingers in keeping us on a permanent war economy.
     
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Apr 21, 2010, 02:45 AM
 
I agree with OMM. Afghanistan is pointless. No chance.

But how's that troop withdrawal which Barry promised going? That "change" working out for everyone?
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May 15, 2010, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
How's that Democracy project working out?
Utter failure. To say the least.


Oh, wait, you are NOT talking about the Obama administration and the US ?

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May 15, 2010, 11:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Utter failure. To say the least.


Oh, wait, you are NOT talking about the Obama administration and the US ?

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May 16, 2010, 12:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I agree with OMM. Afghanistan is pointless. No chance.

But how's that troop withdrawal which Barry promised going? That "change" working out for everyone?
Reminds me of when I was a lot younger. "Don't worry, I'll pull out. I promise."
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May 16, 2010, 12:35 AM
 
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