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

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops after 2014


    If I was an American I would be furious with this. It's going to keep coming out of the tax payers pocket and the servicemen/women over there will remain targets for the foreseeable future.
    The "Cut and Run" president strikes again..........The job is not finished...........The Taliban will be running the country 6 weeks after we are gone.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The "Cut and Run" president strikes again..........The job is not finished...........The Taliban will be running the country 6 weeks after we are gone.
    could be, so why stay? are we supposed to "support" that country forever?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The "Cut and Run" president strikes again..........The job is not finished...........The Taliban will be running the country 6 weeks after we are gone.
    As opposed to continuing to allow the Afghan forces to use our troops for target practice on one side while dodging bullets from the Taliban on the other? And what job? Maybe someone should define some clear objectives for once in the last 12 years. If you want us to stay then make a case with actual goals and objectives. You'd be the first and I'd be interested in hearing what another conservative armchair general has to say.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    respectfully, being there doesn't really help determine long term policy - it's helpful to see what's on the ground, but those conditions change over our 12 years too.

    I'm far too old to volunteer, and while all respect has to be given to anyone who does - doesn't really mean that service can be used to determine our best move collectively
    I agree and was not saying we should be staying. What I was commenting on was a poster saying that we we should have been doing things like building roads schools and hospitals.
    Being over there and seeing the money and hard work that other units were putting in to civil projects I know first hand that we were doing those things. To say otherwise speaks from ignorance.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    That's not an argument against anything. If a person was too physically disabled to serve in the military, would that mean he has no right to a hawkish position?
    So you take the time to cut out the rest of my argument then accuse me of not having an argument?

    Even still, that same statement stands. It's easy to be totally Ok with perpetual war when it has no effect on your life whatsoever. We're in this situation because we've gotten so good at shielding the American people from any effect of our wars that they no longer care enough to even demand that our politicians finish them.

    You can have an opinion if you're not fit for service but seeing as how you're asking other men to die for you, you should lean towards the "not forever at war" position.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The Taliban are part of the population that is over there, just as white supremacists are a part of the population of the US.
    I agree with your comparison, but not your conclusion.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I voted for Johnson.

    Touche.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    That's not an argument against anything. If a person was too physically disabled to serve in the military, would that mean he has no right to a hawkish position?
    He said "even if it were cowardice" he still things its a good idea. Or something very similar. No I am not going back to quote a coward.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    I have been to Afghanistan and seen the good work that has been done. Have you.
    I think you might be the one with the propaganda
    Yay, you've seen something I said happens. Huzzah! And then spoke nothing to the statistics that I brought up. Great!

    Any other null factors you want to get off your chest. I'm sure there was more than 1 humanitarian effort in Afghanistan, maybe you can point that out too. That would be real helpful.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The "Cut and Run" president strikes again..........The job is not finished...........The Taliban will be running the country 6 weeks after we are gone.
    We should have thought about that 13 years ago when we began this conflict.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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