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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What a sick and twisted point of view. It must be some kind of hell to think like that.

    If you honestly believe that, how can you not leave the country and renounce citizenship? If I believed that, I would. I wouldn't accept it an live in such a country. But you still live here. That makes me question whether you actually like that idea.
    Because I believe in the America that can be. The true beacon to the world as to what freedom and liberty could be; and I fight and push to return to that. To remove the tarnish on this shining city upon the hill.

    We are capable of oh so much more, and it is for that future I move. You may be OK with killing off as much of the world as possible, but I'm not and I see it as beneath America. We are the greatest, the brightest, the best; and it is time to once again understand our potential and the responsibility that comes with it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's BS. Who made it up, you?
    Who made it up to you? You don't seem to actually be able to counter that argument and thus are left with trite and pathetic deflections as you've posted here.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Because I believe in the America that can be. The true beacon to the world as to what freedom and liberty could be; and I fight and push to return to that. To remove the tarnish on this shining city upon the hill.

    We are capable of oh so much more, and it is for that future I move. You may be OK with killing off as much of the world as possible, but I'm not and I see it as beneath America. We are the greatest, the brightest, the best; and it is time to once again understand our potential and the responsibility that comes with it.
    That's a load of crap.

    You willingly remain a citizen of a country that you believe ~"gorges itself on the blood of innocents".

    That's disgusting. How can you live with yourself? If I was you, I would leave because I have some self respect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Correct, that's the plan... as opposed to them overrunning the democratic government.

    I understand if you don't care about people in Afghanistan, but some of us do.
    So your plan is to hold their hand, how long will that take? Historically speaking Afghanistan hasn't been a very stable countryfor the past few centuries.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's a load of crap.

    You willingly remain a citizen of a country that you believe ~"gorges itself on the blood of innocents".

    That's disgusting. How can you live with yourself? If I was you, I would leave because I have some self respect.
    So pretty much you have no defense and have to engage in this pathetic and intellectually dishonest line of "argument". Understood, seems to be about right.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Who made it up to you? You don't seem to actually be able to counter that argument and thus are left with trite and pathetic deflections as you've posted here.
    It's a stupid argument. It asks that we stand aside and allow genocide.

    It's as disgusting an idea as remaining a citizen of a country one believes gorges itself on the blood of innocents.

    Both of your positions are so vile, it's hard to believe someone could live with themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    So your plan is to hold their hand, how long will that take? Historically speaking Afghanistan hasn't been a very stable countryfor the past few centuries.
    Big war imperialists have a hard time seeing things in other terms.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's a stupid argument. It asks that we stand aside and allow genocide.

    It's as disgusting an idea as remaining a citizen of a country one believes gorges itself on the blood of innocents.

    Both of your positions are so vile, it's hard to believe someone could live with themselves.
    Functionally that is what we've done. You can be as pissed at reality as you want to be. But end of the day, reality is reality.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yes, it's been quite the success over the past 13 or so years, yes? All that stability we've brought to the region. Really making a positive impact on the daily lives of the people.
    You are absolutely correct and I am extremely sorry for any slight.

    Have a Super Sparkly Day.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I can't speak for all Americans, but I've been furious with our troop presence there for, oh, I don't know, about a decade now.

    Thing is, there's absolutely nothing we can do about it.
    You could stop voting for the same people.

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