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

    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.
    ‘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 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.
    Endless war.

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

    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.
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    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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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.
    I completely support the decision to not completely abandon the ANA and the Afghan people to their fate. I hope that our presence can help make the difference in their fight against the Taliban and its allies.

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

    this is a mistake. get them all out of there now.

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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.
    I'm an American and an afghan vet, and I am furious, but as soot pointed out, there's absolutely dick we can do about it.

    Obama and his politicians want us there until at least 2024, and if we've learned anything it's that politicians do whatever the **** they want and we just have to find a way to live with it.
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    Re: US to keep nearly 10k troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

    I firmly believe the people of the entire middle eastern Muslim nation cluster**** do not want or deserve western help or presence. Nothing anyone can do will prevent these cultural backwaters from trying to kill each other and anyone who bothers to step into it.

    There simply comes a time when futility must be recognized.

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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.
    Not true.

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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.
    I am an American and I am not happy about this. The only acceptable number is zero. I don't care if it means we leave some equipment for them to play with and break, just get the eff out.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not true.
    Care to elaborate? This is a debate forum after all. Any time a group is started like occupy WS or Operation American Spring, the people just don't show up. For things to change, it has to affect a majority of the population at once. So far that event hasn't happened. 200 million people may dislike what is going on, but less than 1% actually care enough to do something. That is the sad reality.

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