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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Some evidently forget that the military is under civilian command.
    what does that have to do with anything?

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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: BBC News - French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Now thats how you pull out America. Take some notes.

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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what does that have to do with anything?
    Someone had suggested that a civilian should not have an opinion on military matters.
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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Someone had suggested that a civilian should not have an opinion on military matters.
    "Civillians" who avoided military service shouldn't have any say on military manners.

    How many deferments did Clinton get?

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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I strongly disagree. Such an approach would sacrifice the vast majority of the region's people who are civilians. It would amount to one of history's worst crimes against humanity.
    Again, Give them plenty of warning and time to get out.

    Of course if they DON'T get out...sorry but I'm not going to feel any regret over it. All the wars that have gone on in that region through out history and modern times have no doubt killed far more people combined than turning it into a glass basin today would.

    Note that I am perfectly willing to listen to alternatives that will actually WORK. But from my PoV I haven't seen anything else work yet. Diplomacy sure as hell hasn't. Sanctions sure don't either...all that really does anyways is hurt the poor people far more than those on top.

    Hell, controlling the area and dividing it up hasn't even worked.
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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    "Civillians" who avoided military service shouldn't have any say on military manners.
    Avoided military service in an optional war for US hegemony or one where we were actually attacked?
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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Well, 11 years later why are any of us still there? It's time for all of us to leave. Besides, it's only France. One only has to look at their activity in Afghanistan and their casuality list in comparison to our truer allies to see how little France's absence is going to be felt. They boldly and pompously criticized our efforts to remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq even though they were among the first to rush an embassy into Baghdad after the deed was done. They criticized America for not doing enough in Libya even after leading the air campaign before handing it over to NATO "leadership" (when most of the bombing had ceased). So is France really dissapointing anybody? France is France.
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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ohh im sorry for giving my opinion on the matter. You know being a taxpayer and not a "front line soldier" i guess that means i should just keep my mouth shut and not have an opinion on the matter.
    With any topic, you should know what you're talking about before opening your mouth.

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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    France is running, wow, so what's the news?
    French Military Rifles for sale, never been fired and only dropped once.
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    Re: French troop pullout from Afghanistan to start in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No, I would not have invaded and occupied a country that neither attacked us, or were of any military threat to us. Same with Vietnam and Iraq.
    End war in Iraq, focus on Afghanistan, Barack Obama says

    By Michael Muskal and Peter Nicholas

    July 16, 2008

    WASHINGTON Presidential candidate Barack Obama, seeking to burnish his foreign policy credentials in advance of a trip to Europe and the Middle East next week, said this morning that ending the war in Iraq responsibly and defeating terrorist groups in Afghanistan were his top objectives.

    Obama End War Afghanistan | Obama stands by his plan to end war - Los Angeles Times
    So your going to vote for Romney then? Just askin.
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