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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Now, I still think Iraq at that point was the wrong move in the long run.
    There are some people, such as George Friedman of Stratfor, who feel that we were out of options in moving the effort against Al Qaeda forward, once they escaped to Pakistan. To keep momentum and the initiative, yet another reason in invading Iraq, we forced the Saudis to deal with their Al Qaeda problem directly. Which they did.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Sure we did. We had a lot of business interests that were threatened. Furthermore, we couldn't allow Saddam to invade another country, especially in that part of the world.
    Sure we could. It was none of our business.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You know, SOF needs support behind them right?

    /facepalm
    No; they're only going in after leadership targets and those directly involved. It's not a war.

    Non-interventionism + free trade + cultural exchanges + full diplomatic relations = peace.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    I suspect the speech tonight will be more about getting out then the sending of troops and winning the war. There will also be plenty of blame Bush.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Sure we could. It was none of our business.
    I just explained that it was. Are you hard of hearing?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hey, it's only going to be only 30,000 troops now. Wouldn't want to give McChrystal what he asked for.
    Is the strategy the same now as it was when McChrystal submitted his request?
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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I just explained that it was. Are you hard of hearing?
    And I said it wasn't.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    I"m curious as to just how was the U.S. "distracted by Iraq"?

    Were all the thousands of soldiers we had in Afghanistan told to sit on their asses and watch the spectacle in Iraq or something?

    Did the number of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan fall because of the conflict in Iraq?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    I"m curious as to just how was the U.S. "distracted by Iraq"?

    Were all the thousands of soldiers we had in Afghanistan told to sit on their asses and watch the spectacle in Iraq or something?

    Did the number of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan fall because of the conflict in Iraq?
    Seven years and Bush couldn't defeat them. Hmm.. must've been distracted

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    I guess people really are trying to piss off the anti-war crowd with that Nobel bull****. We need a real president. Not a elitest pawn.
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