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  1. LailaK profile image78
    LailaKposted 4 years ago

    Should the USA and its allies have invaded Afghanistan?

    1. innersmiff profile image80
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No.

    2. Jason Marovich profile image90
      Jason Marovichposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The first interpol arrest warrant for Osama Bin Laden was issued in 1998 by Libya.  From that time until eight days after the US and her allies started bombing Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban refused to agree to his extradition.

      I remember reading in the newspapers, before the September 11 attacks, of the Taliban destroying irreplaceable and ancient Buddhist statues in certain regions of Afghanistan.  I don't think it was wrong for the rest of the world to end the Taliban's reign in Afghanistan, no.

      1. innersmiff profile image80
        innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The CIA financed Taliban or a different Taliban?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I believe so, yes.
      War is bad, but sometimes necessary.  Such is the state of mankind's interaction.  And I don't think that will change anytime soon.

    4. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No.

      And Obama is a Chickenshi.... er... ChickenHAWK for keeping the war going.

    5. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No. Obama got Bin Laden at small cost and no casualties. The Taliban was not a threat to the United States.

      1. rlbert00 profile image81
        rlbert00posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I thought it was Navy SEALs that got bin Laden...did I miss something?

        1. lovemychris profile image81
          lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Chris Christie just called a navy seal an idiot.

          So much for respect for the troops.

          http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/0 … no_re.html

    6. Hugh Williamson profile image86
      Hugh Williamsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Military action against Afghanistan was inevitable because the ruling Taliban allowed the country to become a haven and training ground for terrorists -- the same ones who carried out the terror attacks of 9-11.

      Was a full blown invasion necessary? Could air strikes supporting the Northern Coalition have driven the Taliban out? We'll never know now.

      The big mistake was the concept of marrying military action to "nation building" -- thinking the Afghans would be so happy to be "free" that they would instantly become modernized, westernized and our best friends.

      When you are in someone else's country, you are an occupier, no matter how noble your motivations may be. Tribalism, religious differences and distrust of westerners made the "New Afghanistan" a no-go from the beginning.

      The take away is that you can clean out a viper's nest, but don't expect them to love you for doing it. And don't base your foreign policy on that.

  2. Eric Newland profile image62
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Vietnam was probably a bad idea too.

  3. JSChams profile image61
    JSChamsposted 4 years ago

    Wekk we had more reason to be in Afghanistan than Vietman actually. If you will recall the Taliban and Al-Queda worked together on 9/11. Apparently it's time to go.

    1. innersmiff profile image80
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The CIA financed Taliban and Al-Qaeda or different ones?

      1. JSChams profile image61
        JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The ones with the bases on the moon? Dick Cheney?

        1. innersmiff profile image80
          innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          There's actually very little evidence to suggest that Al Qaeda carried out 9/11.

          1. JSChams profile image61
            JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No it was Dick Cheney all along. He actually stood in the first building and set off the charges. Did you know that?

            1. lovemychris profile image81
              lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No, but he was in charge of NORAD that morning...and those f-16 fighters were delayed by 80 minutes....totally off protocol.

              1. JSChams profile image61
                JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Truther alert.

            2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
              Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Works for me.

          2. Eric Newland profile image62
            Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            They probably shouldn't have claimed credit for it then. Dumb move on their part.

            1. innersmiff profile image80
              innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Is that part of the scientific method now? If somebody said they did something, that must mean they did it? :3

              1. Eric Newland profile image62
                Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Either that it they're attention-seeking morons who shouldn't have acted too surprised when bombs started falling on their heads.

                Rule #1 of diplomacy: If several thousand citizens of a country are killed, don't take credit for it! Especially if you're innocent! It's not that hard!

            2. lovemychris profile image81
              lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Bin-Laden denied it. He said it was members of our own gvt, and others.

              Of course, that was before Tim Osman became him.

              1. Eric Newland profile image62
                Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Interesting. So that must mean Obama was in league with Bush the whole time since he continued the charade.

                1. lovemychris profile image81
                  lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, continue the charade he has.

                  But I don't wish to.

              2. JSChams profile image61
                JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Then why did he make a video tape explaining to some of his friends how he planned it? I'm sorry but every time this comes up and you dig into it a little you discover the main proponents were all rabid and I do mean rabid Bush haters. I doubt seriously it would ever had been brought up if Bill Clinton had still been in office or if Al Gore(God Forbid!) had been elected.

                1. JSChams profile image61
                  JSChamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  And by he planned it i mean Bin Laden.

 
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