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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Those opposed to this, your playing politics... Nothing more.

    A: what is victory

    B: how much longer is it going to take... 5 years? A decade?

    C: how many more lives are you willing to lose?

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Those opposed to this, your playing politics... Nothing more.

    A: what is victory

    B: how much longer is it going to take... 5 years? A decade?

    C: how many more lives are you willing to lose?
    Are you willing to pull out and let the Taliban take over again? That would mean 1500+ soldiers died for no reason.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Are you willing to pull out and let the Taliban take over again? That would mean 1500+ soldiers died for no reason.
    Unless you're going to answer my questions, don't come to the party.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Unless you're going to answer my questions, don't come to the party.
    Victory is defeating the Taliban and setting up a government that can defend itself against the terrorists

    As long as it takes.

    Why would you ask that? Look at WW2

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Victory is defeating the Taliban and setting up a government that can defend itself against the terrorists

    As long as it takes.

    Why would you ask that? Look at WW2
    What about WW2?

    How are they in any way comparable...

    The afghan war has lasted almost twice as long as WW2...

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Those opposed to this, your playing politics... Nothing more.

    A: what is victory

    B: how much longer is it going to take... 5 years? A decade?

    C: how many more lives are you willing to lose?
    According to the President, it's this...

    "Our overarching goal remains the same: to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and to prevent its capacity to threaten America and our allies in the future. To meet that goal, we will pursue the following objectives within Afghanistan. We must deny al Qaeda a safe haven. We must reverse the Taliban's momentum and deny it the ability to overthrow the government. And we must strengthen the capacity of Afghanistan's security forces and government, so that they can take lead responsibility for Afghanistan's future."
    If these have been accomplished, then we should pack up and get out. If not, then we either stay until they are, or change the goals, then pack up and get out.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    I think this is a very foolish idea. You should withdrawal troops as the situation lessens. Not for politics sake. Having planned withdrawals only tells the enemy when they should attack or make movements. If the situation in Afghanistan has improved to where less troops are needed then that's fine. But placing a timeline down and removing troops (which may put the ones currently there in more harm) is an extremely unwise and foolish decision, especially if it's motivated by politics and approval ratings.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What about WW2?

    How are they in any way comparable...

    The afghan war has lasted almost twice as long as WW2...
    Yes and there is no where near the deaths.

    Now answer my question

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Please oh please come home...
    No reason we need to be in Afghanistan...


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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Also found this dont know if it has been posted yet but it seems Obama is going to "pull 33,000 troops by end of next summer"
    Obama to pull 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by end of next summer - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency


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