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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by carlkay58 View Post
    Congress almost unanimously voted to go into Afghanistan. We did a good job, mostly with just Special Forces, and removed the Taliban from power and chased them back to their Pushton powerbase near the Pakistani border. Then we got distracted by our economy followed by Iraq which gave the Taliban time to reorganize, build a better alliance with the drug runners, and begin to push back.
    Got distracted? That idiot Bush started a war with Iraq and dropped the ball on going after those responsible for 9/11. It was a deliberate move on Bush's part. He was obsessed with Saddam.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by carlkay58 View Post
    Unfortunately for your argument, sending in the SOF against specific targets with orders to terminate are against US law.
    I have no idea what the law is, but it's easily changed. Besides, since when has the law ever stopped a determined President from doing what he wants?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    All true, but can you imagine the mess Bush would have been in if it had come out that he had broken the law?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Just as long as we start wars that we can't win.

    the problem is that we want to fight a politicaly correct war, minimal casualties and destroy their infrastructure so we can build it back for them better than it was. The US militray is the most powerful human force in the world and cannot be stopped when on the offensive. The first time we went over there to save Kuwaits behind we should have continued to march through the middle east like Sherman marched through Atlanta and then we would gained enough respect that we would not be stuck in this quagmire. Another polically correct term coined from this conflict is the "war on terror", BS....terror is a tactic, not an enemy, the enemy is Islamic extremists but we are way to worried about offending someone to call it like it is. During WWII the Japanese flew suicide bombers onto American soil and our leaders answered back swifly and meant business. Now Islamic extremist fly suicide bombers onto American soil and our leaders play cat and mouse games for years and even bow to thier leaders

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    the problem is that we want to fight a politicaly correct war, minimal casualties and destroy their infrastructure so we can build it back for them better than it was. The US militray is the most powerful human force in the world and cannot be stopped when on the offensive. The first time we went over there to save Kuwaits behind we should have continued to march through the middle east like Sherman marched through Atlanta and then we would gained enough respect that we would not be stuck in this quagmire. Another polically correct term coined from this conflict is the "war on terror", BS....terror is a tactic, not an enemy, the enemy is Islamic extremists but we are way to worried about offending someone to call it like it is. During WWII the Japanese flew suicide bombers onto American soil and our leaders answered back swifly and meant business. Now Islamic extremist fly suicide bombers onto American soil and our leaders play cat and mouse games for years and even bow to thier leaders
    We had no business saving Kuwait.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Obama is such a disappointment.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Obama is such a disappointment.
    Actually, Obama is doing in Afghanistan exactly what he campaigned on, sorry you weren't paying attention.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    We had no business saving Kuwait.
    I agree, but if we're gonna make a statement, make it loud and clear

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    This will be his Vietnam. He can kiss any chance of having history look upon his presidency in a favorable light, goodbye.

    meet the new boss ..same as the old boss
    Yeah, losing wars makes the history books so much more kinder to one's legacy.
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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Actually, Obama is doing in Afghanistan exactly what he campaigned on, sorry you weren't paying attention.
    Yeah, and he's still a disappointment.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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