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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    I guess I ought to keep repeating that I am in this thread limiting the case to Afghanistan.

    There was 80% support for military action there in 2001:

    Eight of 10 Americans Support Ground War in Afghanistan

    80% counts as "full".
    No it does NOT, too bad it's too late for you to edit that. Bush had a 22% approval rating when he left office. Does that mean he had no approval?


    The poll found that 57 percent now say going to war in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks was probably the "wrong thing to do." And 53 percent say the pace of the planned withdrawal is too slow, 34 percent said the pace was just about right and 10 percent said it was too fast. All combat troops are scheduled to leave by the end of 2014.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4465224.html
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    (post 92):

    If you take a good look at the guy’s posts you will see for yourself that his information rating really is kindergarten-level. About the same as yours, in fact.



    (post 93):

    We have several 100k highly trained professional volunteers to take care of what needs to be taken care of.

    If we had left about 20K in Iraq then ISIS would not have taken over about half the country. If we keep about 20k in Afghanistan then Taliban is not going to regain power.



    (post 94):

    See post #128.
    I agree with Rob. I think you should pick a rifle up and make it 100,001 in Afghanistan. I, for one, am tired of individuals such as yourself volunteering people such as me to do your democracy bidding. You want a free Afghanistan? Strap on some body armor, go on over, and try it out. You will realize very quickly that the Afghan people have no delusions of grandeur. All they want is to raise poppy crops, have their very own mud hut, and be left alone.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I agree with Rob. I think you should pick a rifle up and make it 100,001 in Afghanistan. I, for one, am tired of individuals such as yourself volunteering people such as me to do your democracy bidding. You want a free Afghanistan? Strap on some body armor, go on over, and try it out. You will realize very quickly that the Afghan people have no delusions of grandeur. All they want is to raise poppy crops, have their very own mud hut, and be left alone.
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I agree with Rob. I think you should pick a rifle up and make it 100,001 in Afghanistan. I, for one, am tired of individuals such as yourself volunteering people such as me to do your democracy bidding. You want a free Afghanistan? Strap on some body armor, go on over, and try it out. You will realize very quickly that the Afghan people have no delusions of grandeur. All they want is to raise poppy crops, have their very own mud hut, and be left alone.
    Glad to see you have made that conclusion, I hope more vets join you!
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The man died in Vietnam during the time that the USA was at war there.

    That's a fact.

    Deal with it.
    Spin it however you want, the general wasn't KIA. YOU deal with.
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Pres Obama made this his war when he sent a 2007 Iraq style surge into Afghanistan. Had he started a draw down instead of a plus up, you would have a point.
    Obama followed Bush's timetable and pulled out of Iraq. The result was a mess, as predicted. Obama's fault. He's a flaming liberal peacenik who snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Obama hasn't pulled out of Afganistan. Clearly, he's a raging war hawk determined to get us into further conflicts around the world.

    It's really tough to be a liberal peacenik warhawk determined to pull out our troops and continue wars indefinitely.
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No it does NOT, too bad it's too late for you to edit that.
    "Full" may mean "abundant", so no need to edit it.

    Definition of "Full"

    BTW one of my college majors was English Lit, and you are unlikely ever to catch me in a usage error. (Typos are another story, alas)



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Bush had a 22% approval rating when he left office. Does that mean he had no approval?
    "No" may mean "hardly any", so yes it could mean that.

    Definition of "No"



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The poll found that 57 percent now say going to war in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks was probably the "wrong thing to do." And 53 percent say the pace of the planned withdrawal is too slow, 34 percent said the pace was just about right and 10 percent said it was too fast. All combat troops are scheduled to leave by the end of 2014.

    Majority Of Americans Want Obama To Pull Troops Faster From Afghanistan: AP Poll
    I don't know what I have said that you intend to address here.

    What you do address is the fact that we have an inadequate sense of commitment- what I think I called "staying power".

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    "Full" may mean "abundant", so no need to edit it.

    Definition of "Full"

    BTW one of my college majors was English Lit, and you are unlikely ever to catch me in a usage error. (Typos are another story, alas)




    "No" may mean "hardly any", so yes it could mean that.

    Definition of "No"




    I don't know what I have said that you intend to address here.

    What you do address is the fact that we have an inadequate sense of commitment- what I think I called "staying power".
    The twenty percent of us that opposed the invasion of Afghanistan, disagree with you that our voices of opposition were irrelevant, minority position sure, but there was NOT "full" American support for Afghanistan. And now there are an additional 37% that think in retrospect it was wrong. I can't help that they were intimidated and duped by the passive aggressive Bush Administration. Now, nearly 6 in 10 Americans realize the folly of A-Stan as well.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I agree with Rob. I think you should pick a rifle up and make it 100,001 in Afghanistan. I, for one, am tired of individuals such as yourself volunteering people such as me to do your democracy bidding. You want a free Afghanistan? Strap on some body armor, go on over, and try it out. You will realize very quickly that the Afghan people have no delusions of grandeur. All they want is to raise poppy crops, have their very own mud hut, and be left alone.
    As long as there is a USMC then its job will be to perform some form of "Democracy bidding". If you didn't know that when you signed up then it's your own damn fault.

    If I was in power here you would be over there, now, in Afghanistan, doing the kind of work you supposedly volunteered for.

    You do know that the the 9/11 plot was hatched and planned by Muslim radicals based in Afghanistan and hosted by the Taliban government, don't you? Or were you too busy keeping up with your homework to pay attention to the news back then? (Haha- homework? you?)

    The short, sweet and simple point to staying in Afghanistan is above all else to avoid giving the place back to the same nightcreatures who had attacked us, and who we removed from power in 2001.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The twenty percent of us that opposed the invasion of Afghanistan, disagree with you that our voices of opposition were irrelevant, minority position sure, but there was NOT "full" American support for Afghanistan.
    Previously addressed.



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And now there are an additional 37% that think in retrospect it was wrong... Now, nearly 6 in 10 Americans realize the folly of A-Stan as well
    They should exhibit more staying power.



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I can't help that they were intimidated and duped by the passive aggressive Bush Administration...
    Ridiculous. I tired of your babble and will not have anything else to say unless you surprise us by posting something worth replying to.

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