If we stay it will be trouble, if we go it will be double.
Or vice versa.
Military deaths hit 2,000.
The Afghanis we're trying to train are turning fire on our soldiers.
Has anyone watched tonight's 60 Minutes segment on this?
Thread question: What do you feel the US should do about Afghanistan war?
a) Keep with plan of withdrawal by end of 2014
b) Send in more troops and stay there as long as it takes-- beyond 2014
c) Cut our losses and get the hell out ASAP
d) Other (please describe)_________________________________________
http://news.yahoo.com/us-military-death … 34010.html
C. and notice it's a capital C
Looking at the bright side, it would give us and the Sovie... oops Russia, something in common.
Totally with you, with a capital C as well.
Saw a segment on Rachel Maddow the other night about how the surge has actually increased (by a large margin) the violence in Afghanistan.
Why are we there again for 11 years?
No, wait... If you pick C too - can I change my answer?
We can't have folks seeing us agree on anything. I have a reputation to live down to.
Yeah I am with C too, it's time for the Afghan people to decide their own future free from international constraint and violence.
c) Even though there is no logistics in place right now to handle the return of all our troops I would much rather them be home then to lose one more American Hero to a senseless death.
So far I'm loving the responses here from hubbers who often do not see eye-to-eye.
Leave - as long as the lessons have been learnt from the last time we were in Afghanistan. Previously, in 1989, the approach was to just leave and let the Afghans sort themselves out - pretty much the same approach some are advocating now.
Obviously, you can't do the Afghans' job for them forever, but the minimal goal should be to train a sizable number of Afghans to take care of their own country and to enable a strong Afghan central Govt. to take deep roots - something that would take the 11 or so years it has, maybe another few. I think that would ensure there is no mess left behind like it was in 1989 with anarchy resulting - that enabled the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to prosper and have a safe haven.
If the goal was to ensure that that situation doesn't recur with the Taliban coming back or Al-Qaeda finding a safe haven, then one might as well do the best job possible before leaving!
If we stay, we keep an eye on the oil fields, if we go they will decide on their own policies.
Hi Every one,
I think it's a top notch point of current affairs that you discussed. The Afghani Muslims are such creature that they will explode more day by day and the losses will be even more doubled or tripled in the up coming days. The Al Qaida and Afghanis both are dominating in the Afghanistan and Pakistan is penetrating more in Afghanistan due its last 10 years loss. If the proper loss could not covered of Pak then it will be too dangerous to stay in Afghanistan. The Allied forces will be under attach from both sides ie from the Pak side and in the Afghanistan too. As the people of Pakistan hate the American's to be stay there in Afghanistan. More terrorists will be produced and attack on the Americans. America should change the policy and should leave as soon as possible handling all the matters to Pak with UN finances.
I have to say pull a new NAM and withdraw ASAP.
I hate to say that because of the loser syndrome I felt when we were ordered to stand down in Vietnam and fight only after begging on the radio to launch rockets to give the ground troops safe passage to the sea line to be lifted to the airforce bases and flown out. I'm sure anyone 10 to 15 years old got to see the helicopters landing on the roof of he US embassy in the final hours of the surrender.
Hopefully they won't have to fight their way to an extraction point.
by BristolBoy8 years ago
With the news that a further 8 UK service personnel have died in Afghanistan in the last 24 hours it means that deaths in this war now exceed those due to the Iraq conflict. As a result calls are increasing for...
by theirishobserver.7 years ago
Today we are told that 1,000 American solidiers have now been killed in Afghanistan - was it worth it with more deaths to come....latest (1,000) solidier killed in Road side bomb....
by IzzyM5 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … kdown.htmlUh-oh, this is so bad. There will be repercussions.. sorry if someone posted already about this, but I didn't see it earlier.
by LiamBean7 years ago
Thought this should have it's own thread.
by TimTurner7 years ago
Most of you know I am very critical of Obama but it looks like he is going to send about 20,000 to 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan which is what needs to be done. At least, that is the rumor on the street.For...
by ledefensetech7 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091112/ap_ … fghanistanNice to see the reincarnation of Napoleon is doing so well concerning the course of the war. As much as I dislike FDR, at least he was smart enough to...
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