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Should we send more troops into Afghanistan?
Is the Afghanistan governmnet too corrupt to solve their problems and create a democratic nation?
That's a difficult question, one of many President Obama is facing in the early months of his administration--how to deal with Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Korea, the recession, not to mention health care reform.
I'm not sure what the answer to your question is. I lean toward not sending more troops until our objectives are more clearly defined, and the cost in lives and money of attaining them, how long it will take, what the likelihood of attaining them is and what other alternatives are under consideration are clarified. One of the most worrisome concerns is what the implications for Pakistan would be if we bailed out of Afghanistan. It may be that the current non-sectarian government may be driven out by religious fanatics who would foment more trouble or war with India. The group that sent the terrorists to attack Mumbai, Lashkar e Taiba, is still functioning in Pakistan according to this morning's NY Times.
As a veteran of the Iraqi war, I think Afghanistan got the short straw. I'm not saying that we should not have focused on Iraq, but Afghanistan, sort of, got left behind. In my opinion, there should have been just as many soldiers in Afghan as there were in Iraq. With the big "push" into Iraq, everyone forgot about Afghanistan. The media, civilians, even I could go days without thinking about the country at all. In my opinion, there should be more soldiers in Afghan, and hopefully the President will do the right thing.
by TimTurner8 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 LiamBean8 years ago
Thought this should have it's own thread.
by sandra rinck8 years ago
If you watched the president's speech on Afghanistan the other day then you know that he called the war a religious one. Personally, the president scares me to death and I nearly hate him. With that said...I was...
by ledefensetech8 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...
by Real Life Stories7 years ago
Considering President Obama was elected on an anti-war mandate, has he been a disappointment?President Obama was elected in rebuttle to the aggressive war warmongering of the Bush administration. He was heavily in...
by Army Infantry Mom7 years ago
Attack on remote Afghan outposts kills 8 US troops - http://bit.ly/3iD702 Obama better get on his job, quit lally gagging around on late night talk shows and decide what hes going to do - Either A - Give McCrystal...
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