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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Where was that ever in the mission statement?? I thought we went into Afghanistan to root out and destroy the Taliban and or al Qaeda which our government assured us was responsible for our 9/11 attacks! What's this pie in the sky talk about introducing a new way of life? Sounds like a diplomatic mission or one you might dispatch the clergy for. Soldiers aren't sent to do that sort of thing. Soldiers are sent to kill people and destroy property. Which thing they have been doing quite well. Far more civilians have died in our thirteen years presence than Taliban/al Qaeda!! But hey, opium production is at an all time high under the US's protection!
    Didn't say anything about a military mission. I said we as in America.

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Where was that ever in the mission statement?? I thought we went into Afghanistan to root out and destroy the Taliban and or al Qaeda which our government assured us was responsible for our 9/11 attacks! What's this pie in the sky talk about introducing a new way of life? Sounds like a diplomatic mission or one you might dispatch the clergy for. Soldiers aren't sent to do that sort of thing. Soldiers are sent to kill people and destroy property. Which thing they have been doing quite well. Far more civilians have died in our thirteen years presence than Taliban/al Qaeda!! But hey, opium production is at an all time high under the US's protection!
    also we work alongside Afghans ion our mission an d yes we do introduce our way of life to them. They see how we live and are treated. they see how we treat women. It is up to them whether they choose to adopt it for themselves, or not. They have picked up some American habits though

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    Our mission is to take care of America, or it should be
    That's not happening very well last time I looked around. We are taking care of international corporations and their interests.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's not happening very well last time I looked around. We are taking care of international corporations and their interests.
    yup and I don't like it

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    Didn't say anything about a military mission. I said we as in America.
    Don't include me or other people you don't know in that. We have been failing in our domestic mission there are no assets to perform missions anywhere else.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

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    also we work alongside Afghans ion our mission an d yes we do introduce our way of life to them. They see how we live and are treated. they see how we treat women. It is up to them whether they choose to adopt it for themselves, or not. They have picked up some American habits though
    What American habits have they adopted? If there are any, as soon as we are gone, it will be irradiated.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Don't include me or other people you don't know in that. We have been failing in our domestic mission there are no assets to perform missions anywhere else.
    Wasn't even an argument point, you are making an argument out of nothing. Thx

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What American habits have they adopted? If there are any, as soon as we are gone, it will be irradiated.
    Our culture is intertwining with theirs, like educating women, speaking english. Among others.
    Possibly be eradicated when we leave, but who knows.

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    Wasn't even an argument point, you are making an argument out of nothing. Thx
    You said our mission is to take care of America, this, in the context of our Afghanistan presence. Some of us doesn't equate the Afghanistan mission with taking care of America.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: How hard is it to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan? Very hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    Our culture is intertwining with theirs, like educating women, speaking english. Among others.
    Possibly be eradicated when we leave, but who knows.
    Yes, well as I stated before, having our culture rubbing of on Afghanistan was never a part of the mission in late September 2001'. And it really is irrelevant to and a very unequal trade off for the great numbers of Afghanistan civilians killed during the period.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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