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    Leaving Afganistan

    I just heard on CBS news, the Obama administration, says we will likely be leaving Afganistan
    by the end of next year (mid 2013, combat to train & assist role). All forces out in 2014. The administration says this is not a politically motivated action, but something they are working out with NATO.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    I just heard on CBS news, the Obama administration, says we will likely be leaving Afganistan by the end of next year (mid 2013, combat to train & assist role). All forces out in 2014. The administration says this is not a politically motivated action, but something they are working out with NATO.
    What's your position on Afghanistan? Do you believe we should negotiate with the Taliban?

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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    What's your position on Afghanistan? Do you believe we should negotiate with the Taliban?
    Since a trillion dollars and thousands of lives have been lost in unsuccessful attempts to liquidate them, what is the alternative to talking to them?
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Long overdue. We've taken out bin Laden and most of AQ's leadership. That's what we were there for.

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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Well, they are going to talk to them. They were there and will be there anyway, so
    I hope anything they agree on, they do actually honor. We'll see.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Long overdue. We've taken out bin Laden and most of AQ's leadership. That's what we were there for.
    We've killed the AQ second in command at least 5 times. I know he's sick of it and will be happy to see us go.










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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, again.
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    oh nooo and i was hoping to redeploy to afghanistan.

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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, again.
    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!
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    Re: Leaving Afganistan

    No one has ever conquered Afganistan. Many have tried. Alexander the Great, the English, the Russians, probably a few more.
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