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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    He does better at it than your grasp of morality.



    Manc, you may want to pick up on the fact that every individual with actual experience in war here thinks that Thunder is being a moron. You are too smart to make yourself look stupid by trying to defend him.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    The only connection that matters is that the Taliban protected the Al-Queda organization. They chose to be our enemy and stood with Al-Queda. Since getting to Al-Queda meant going through the Taliban, this was a military issue. The confusion people have is that they want their military to be cops. We are not cops. We kill. They arrest. Of course, whatever terrorist is captured by the military is a prisoner and is handed over to the justice system. But the best thing any "soldier" can do when he has one in his sights is to pull the trigger and be done with it.
    Protected? They were doing a decent job of that in Pakistan. Seems I recall money for 9/11 came from Pakistan as well. But hey, let's nto quibble. The fact si getting him would be one thing. Nation building another.

    And no, prisoners have gone to some pretty damn poor places, and some were innocent. Dead, but innocent.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post



    Manc, you may want to pick up on the fact that every individual with actual experience in war here thinks that Thunder is being a moron.
    I'll add...Gross ass clowning contributing to deviation from serious topics, criminal trespassing of a great forum and I think aggravated ignorance should be added to the other charges

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Protected? They were doing a decent job of that in Pakistan. Seems I recall money for 9/11 came from Pakistan as well. But hey, let's nto quibble. The fact si getting him would be one thing. Nation building another.

    And no, prisoners have gone to some pretty damn poor places, and some were innocent. Dead, but innocent.
    The Taliban provided safe haven for Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to plan, finance, prepare, and train for terrorist attacks throughout the world, including 9/11. They protected Bin Laden and AQ and sheltered them. The Taliban permitted terrorist training camps throughout the country. We absolutely needed to come there.

    The Northern Alliance could have taken Kabul much sooner but the US was concerned about the stability of any future Afghan government. In order to promote stability and prevent a long civil war we supported a Pashtun leadership at the expense of the Tajiks. We can speculate about what could have happened all day long. We can't deny what did happen.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The Taliban provided safe haven for Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to plan, finance, prepare, and train for terrorist attacks throughout the world, including 9/11. They protected Bin Laden and AQ and sheltered them. The Taliban permitted terrorist training camps throughout the country. We absolutely needed to come there.

    The Northern Alliance could have taken Kabul much sooner but the US was concerned about the stability of any future Afghan government. In order to promote stability and prevent a long civil war we supported a Pashtun leadership at the expense of the Tajiks. We can speculate about what could have happened all day long. We can't deny what did happen.
    You could have stopped that without occupying the country, and the Taliban really wasn't protecting. They just weren't picking up. There was no need to create a new government.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Ah yes. we should have hit the Easy Button!!!






    why didn't we think of this sooner!?!

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    How cool would it be to have a dead Taliban taxidermied and mounted on the wall in the Game Room?

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    On second thought. My wife would probably raise hell about that.

    But we can dream, can't we?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You could have stopped that without occupying the country, and the Taliban really wasn't protecting. They just weren't picking up. There was no need to create a new government.
    The mission in A-stan was to get the ones that did 9-11, not nation build. We didn't go to A-stan to get the Taliban. We went for AQ, but something along the way....

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The mission in A-stan was to get the ones that did 9-11, not nation build. We didn't go to A-stan to get the Taliban. We went for AQ, but something along the way....
    You might want to recheck.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Protected? They were doing a decent job of that in Pakistan. Seems I recall money for 9/11 came from Pakistan as well. But hey, let's nto quibble. The fact si getting him would be one thing. Nation building another.

    And no, prisoners have gone to some pretty damn poor places, and some were innocent. Dead, but innocent.
    The IRA gets a lot of it's funding from private Americans....does that make the United States of America a supporter of the IRA?
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