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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Where were you on 9/11?
    BTW.....I sure as hell wasn't sitting in a classroom reading "My Pet Goat" to a bunch of school kids while the country was under attack.....sitting completely dumbfounded because he realized he didn't have a clue what the hell he was doing.

    Actually....I was home at the time getting ready for work...and actually worked that day, despite the trauma that this country was experiencing.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No war is the "good" war, but if you want to talk about proper response, then yes, Afghanistan was where the focus should have been and remained. Problem is....the past clown took his eye off the prize and used 911 as a justification to attack a country not involved in 911....but played on the fears of the American people to justify it. He left the job to the next guy to get it done. 20 years later, I don't think we are much better off. I think we MIGHT have been if GWB hadn't lost sight of the job to be done....but he did....and as a result 20 years later we are still there and nothing has really been accomplished. A more focused and better planned strategy from the start might have produced a more stable situation. Obama should have pulled our troops years ago after Bin Laden was killed and there really was no hope in accomplishing much more. I'm glad to see that he is finally coming to that reality.
    That is your opinion but obviously you are a low information voter. Obama called Afghanistan the right war and then went about losing it. You have such a short sighted view of the world that you cannot see the forest because of the trees.

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No war is the "good" war, but if you want to talk about proper response, then yes, Afghanistan was where the focus should have been and remained. Problem is....the past clown took his eye off the prize and used 911 as a justification to attack a country not involved in 911....but played on the fears of the American people to justify it. He left the job to the next guy to get it done. 20 years later, I don't think we are much better off. I think we MIGHT have been if GWB hadn't lost sight of the job to be done....but he did....and as a result 20 years later we are still there and nothing has really been accomplished. A more focused and better planned strategy from the start might have produced a more stable situation. Obama should have pulled our troops years ago after Bin Laden was killed and there really was no hope in accomplishing much more. I'm glad to see that he is finally coming to that reality.
    if anything needs to be done to stop these endless wars, the AUMF which was passed in 2001 needs to be allowed to sunset. the AUMF has given both administrations the ability to engage in military operations in pakistan, yemen, and Somalia without needing a declaration of war.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    BTW.....I sure as hell wasn't sitting in a classroom reading "My Pet Goat" to a bunch of school kids while the country was under attack.....sitting completely dumbfounded because he realized he didn't have a clue what the hell he was doing.

    Actually....I was home at the time getting ready for work...and actually worked that day, despite the trauma that this country was experiencing.
    You have a bad case of Bush Derangement syndrome that led you to the most incompetent ever to hold the office. Nothing is going to change your mind but I assure you that you will grow out of your ignorance.

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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    The US should've never had a strong troop presence in Afghanistan in the first place. It was stupid to invade it and try to nation build it, and frankly only emotional, stupid people thought it was a good idea. That said, 10k isn't a bad number, but 3-5k would be the perfect number.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That is your opinion but obviously you are a low information voter. Obama called Afghanistan the right war and then went about losing it. You have such a short sighted view of the world that you cannot see the forest because of the trees.
    Afghanistan WAS the right war. The problem was, the previous administration got distracted. Obama campaigned on the idea that he would put the focus BACK on Afghanistan, draw down in Iraq and get Bin Laden.....which was all accomplished because the focus was where it should have been in the first place.

    The whole Afghanistan war should have been over before GWB ever left office. I don't fault Obama for having to clean up the mess that Bush created. I do fault him for continuing it longer than necessary.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Afghanistan WAS the right war.
    Wtf? Why?
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Wtf? Why?
    Because that is where the strongest base of Al Qaeda and the Taliban were and all indications where Bin Laden was during the planning and post events of 9/11
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    OK. But let's suppose that troops from Pakistan where stationed here in the US, and whites, some of whom were simply minding their own business, were being killed with Pakistani drones. I know that's not realistic, but it puts the situation somewhat in perspective.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

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