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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    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.




    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.
    War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
    "Veterans are more supportive than the general public of U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even so, they are ambivalent. Just half of all post-9/11 veterans say that, given the costs and benefits to the U.S., the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting. A smaller share (44%) says the war in Iraq has been worth it. Only one-third (34%) say both wars have been worth fighting, and a nearly identical share (33%) say neither has been worth the costs."
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

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    War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
    "Veterans are more supportive than the general public of U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even so, they are ambivalent. Just half of all post-9/11 veterans say that, given the costs and benefits to the U.S., the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting. A smaller share (44%) says the war in Iraq has been worth it. Only one-third (34%) say both wars have been worth fighting, and a nearly identical share (33%) say neither has been worth the costs."
    Why hasn't congress cut off funding for Afghanistan, Cat?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Why hasn't congress cut off funding for Afghanistan, Cat?
    Which has what to do with what he said? We have funded a lot of wrong thinking over the years. Being funded don't make it right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Which has what to do with what he said? We have funded a lot of wrong thinking over the years. Being funded don't make it right.
    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Congress cut off the funds for the Vietnam war. That's how it ended.
    Followed by my question. Any more questions?
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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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    Was it Iraq that was responsible, or was it Afganistan?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well...



    Followed by my question. Any more questions?
    Doesn't change what I said. This isn't VN nor the 70's.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Was it Iraq that was responsible, or was it Afganistan?
    Does it matter? As long as we exercise or force and make someone pay, that's enough to justify any action we want to take.

    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
    Doesn't change what I said. This isn't VN nor the 70's.
    Take it up with Cat.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Does it matter? As long as we exercise or force and make someone pay, that's enough to justify any action we want to take.
    hey...someone has to pay any time anyone gets killed....just ask george zimmerman
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    hey...someone has to pay any time anyone gets killed....just ask george zimmerman
    It's always important to have the right person for the right reason, be it Zimmerman or al Qaeda. Iraq would be like us punishing Glen Beck for Martin's death. Sure, Becks a jerk, but he didn't shoot Martin.

    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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