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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So what is your solution? Throw in a million US troops to pacify the population and bring them out of the 15th century? This would cost trillions and take decades... good luck on that!
    Well, imperialists always think they're doing the work of the gods.


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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So what is your solution? Throw in a million US troops to pacify the population and bring them out of the 15th century? This would cost trillions and take decades... good luck on that!
    You're right. We should just throw our hands up, leave, let the Islamists takeover again and start hatching the next plot to threaten the United States, so we can just go right back and start all over from scratch, in ten years. The next generation needs to have there war, too.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    No one has ever conquered Afganistan. Many have tried. Alexander the Great, the English, the Russians, probably a few more.
    The Russians were well on their way, before the United States stopped them.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're right. We should just throw our hands up, leave, let the Islamists takeover again and start hatching the next plot to threaten the United States, so we can just go right back and start all over from scratch, in ten years. The next generation needs to have there war, too.
    The Islamists hadn't already taking over? I seem to forget a time that Afghanistan used to be anything but Islamic.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The Islamists hadn't already taking over? I seem to forget a time that Afghanistan used to be anything but Islamic.
    You don't know the difference between the Muslims and the Islamists?
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You don't know the difference between the Muslims and the Islamists?
    Do tell us.


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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Oh well, no matter what Obama does, the republicans will complain. They'll probably call it "cut and run." Oh, right, most don't like the $ spent there. Um, who put us there? We got BL, but he was actually in Pakistan.
    "The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein

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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    Oh well, no matter what Obama does, the republicans will complain. They'll probably call it "cut and run." Oh, right, most don't like the $ spent there. Um, who put us there? We got BL, but he was actually in Pakistan.
    al Qaeda.....................
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    al Qaeda.....................
    ... is in Pakistan -- not Afghanistan.

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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    al Qaeda.....................
    Nope. See Adam T.


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