Obama has set 18 months as deadline. With 30,000 extra troops pumped in, can he do it?
We will not be out of Afghanistan in 18 months.
Write it down and remember where you saw it.
Americans sat on the sidelines and gloated as the defeated Russians pulled outta there with their tails between their legs...a good chance exists that the Americans will suffer a similiar fate before a year and a half has passed.
Take off the handcufffs and forget about fighting a PC engagement, and the outcome will be quite different than that the Russians experienced.
We are also there for different reasons than the Soviets. The Soviets were there to expand their empire, we are not. Every other fighting force that has been defeated in Afganistan has gone the for that purpose.
Ours is a different kind of fight, and is not waged for the dominance of the Afgans, but the illimination of terrorism and the evil from which it grows.
Despite how hopeful you seem to be that such a thing will happen, you are wrong.
Of course I would never say such a thing...but some might think that you appear to be a presumptious bastard.
Incidentally, does that mutt in your avatar have the mange...its hair seems to be falling out. surely you don't allow that diseased thing in the house.
perhaps you are an insult magnet...some are you know.
Is that a yes or a no? Have the character to at least tell me directly.
Isn’t the 18-month time frame interesting? Just think of it, I wonder how they came up with a plan for an 18-month surge?
Lets see all the soldiers will have shipped out by the Spring and come fall, be forgotten and/or ignored by the media just in time for the 2010 Mid-term elections.
And oh how happy will we be when all our boys are coming home, oh look, just in time for the Presidential primaries of 2012 election.
Wow, Advanced Military Strategy and Political Warfare do coincide.
Do you think this strategy is about winning the war and defeating terrorism, oops, man-caused disasters, or is it to win a second term as President to continue the "transformation" of America?
The US will only be able to get out of Afghanistan when ready to admit defeat and I do not think that is going to happen. The thought of terrorists 'winning', don't think thats going to happen. I think Obama would like to end the war but the harsh reality is, if he does pull troops out now or even in the near future it will likely be a bigger threat to the western world then staying in the war. Once Bush decided to take this road we were all committed whether we like it or not and by not following through we are in more danger then if we had not gone into war in the first place. It sucks but I am not going to let it get me down!
Has anyone even looked at a Map.
Did you happen to notice the Iranians are surrounded by American and Allied Forces on all but their Northern Border.
Do you really think we are going to just pull out?
http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/ma … e/iran.pdf
Yeah, that's great. At least the insults will stop for a while.
its odd that you seem to attract this kind of negative vibe, isnt it tksensei?
i beg to differ, but my sleep is far more important then this discussion.
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