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Should we send more troops into Afghanistan?

  1. Jo Atchley profile image54
    Jo Atchleyposted 8 years ago

    Should we send more troops into Afghanistan?

    Is the Afghanistan governmnet too corrupt to solve their problems and create a democratic nation?

  2. Ralph Deeds profile image62
    Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. R P Chapman profile image59
    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    I think that depends very much on who "we" are. smile

  4. Skif profile image55
    Skifposted 8 years ago

    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.