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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You post.
    Then you need to work on your comprehension skills. I agree with the majority of post 9/11 vets think the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were not worth it. And I agree with majority of Americans who think its time to end the war in Afghanistan.

    Do you think the majority of the country and the majority of the post 9/11 Vets hate the country?

    Or do you think just maybe, that like I do, they think something more constructive could be done with the hundreds and hundreds of billion dollars we are spending over there?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Then you need to work on your comprehension skills. I agree with the majority of post 9/11 vets think the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were not worth it. And I agree with majority of Americans who think its time to end the war in Afghanistan.

    Do you think the majority of the country and the majority of the post 9/11 Vets hate the country?

    Or do you think just maybe, that like I do, they think something more constructive could be done with the hundreds and hundreds of billion dollars we are spending over there?

    Sure, we could have paid Jizya with it....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sure, we could have paid Jizya with it....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Where that kind of paranoia comes from in the most powerful country on the planet, I will never know.

    Yeah, you're right....I guess 3,000 killed mean nothing...Hell we should have just bowed our heads for a minute, and moved on with our lives....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Then you need to work on your comprehension skills.
    We can't all be as smart as you.

    I agree with the majority of post 9/11 vets think the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were not worth it.
    The ones that you've heard that say what you want to hear. I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that I personally know more vets and active duty service members than you've read the opinions of.

    And I agree with majority of Americans who think its time to end the war in Afghanistan.
    No-one likes war, Cat, least of us those that fight them so you can sit back and arm-chair quarterback.

    Do you think the majority of the country and the majority of the post 9/11 Vets hate the country?
    No, the majority of Vets do not believe what you claim.

    Or do you think just maybe, that like I do, they think something more constructive could be done with the hundreds and hundreds of billion dollars we are spending over there?
    No, I don't think that they think anything like you.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, you're right....I guess 3,000 killed mean nothing...Hell we should have just bowed our heads for a minute, and moved on with our lives....


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    45,000 die in this country each year due to lack of insurance. No one is suggesting we should have just moved on with our lives. I am suggesting a more efficient approach. Have you never read the Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon that said the "War on Terror" was a failure? Most terrorist groups are not ended by ground wars that kill many innocent civilians, they are ended politically. They suggested a more direct search and destroy mission against those who planned the attack by the CIA and Special Army Forces, with little to any military footprint on the ground.

    If 3,000 being killed affects you, think how it affects citizens of the countries we occupy to have many more than that number of innocent civilians killed by our military occupation? Do you think that wins hearts and minds, or do you think we just create more hate and potential terrorists?

    Do you feel we are safer now from terrorists attacks than we were before we spent $3 trillion dollars?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    45,000 die in this country each year due to lack of insurance. No one is suggesting we should have just moved on with our lives. I am suggesting a more efficient approach. Have you never read the Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon that said the "War on Terror" was a failure? Most terrorist groups are not ended by ground wars that kill many innocent civilians, they are ended politically. They suggested a more direct search and destroy mission against those who planned the attack by the CIA and Special Army Forces, with little to any military footprint on the ground.

    If 3,000 being killed affects you, think how it affects citizens of the countries we occupy to have many more than that number of innocent civilians killed by our military occupation? Do you think that wins hearts and minds, or do you think we just create more hate and potential terrorists?

    Do you feel we are safer now from terrorists attacks than we were before we spent $3 trillion dollars?

    That's a lot of talking points you have there...Do you have a central point that you'd like addressed, or should we really go through a complete dissertation of the last 200 years?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The ones that you've heard that say what you want to hear. I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that I personally know more vets and active duty service members than you've read the opinions of.
    You can go with your personal anecdotal opinions of you wish. I'll stick with the survey of the post 9/11 vets by the Pew Organization, the most trusted polling organization.


    No-one likes war, Cat, least of us those that fight them so you can sit back and arm-chair quarterback.
    The post 9/11 Vets were not sitting back being an arm-chair quarterback, and the American people are the ones paying for everything. They call the shots. You seem to forget the military is under civilian command.

    Congress cut off the funds for the Vietnam war. That's how it ended.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    Congress cut off the funds for the Vietnam war. That's how it ended.
    Funny, I thought it was when Saigon fell...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Funny, I thought it was when Saigon fell...


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    "In December 1970, Congress reacted to the U.S. invasion of Cambodia by passing the landmark Cooper-Church amendment to the Foreign Military Sales Bill. The amendment, named for and sponsored by Sens. John Sherman Cooper (R-Kentucky) and Frank Church (D-Idaho), prohibited the use of any funds already appropriated for military spending on the introduction of additional U.S. troops into Cambodia. While President Nixon denounced Cooper-Church as harming the war effort, he failed to veto it. Today, the Cooper-Church amendment is regarded as the first congressional action taken limiting presidential powers during a war.

    Following Cooper-Church, and even after the Paris cease-fire agreement, Congress literally dropped the hammer on the Vietnam War with its passage in 1973 of a joint resolution (H.J.Res. 636) prohibiting any further appropriation or expenditure of any funds for any "combat in or over or from the shores of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia."

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