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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Let's get the hell out of dodge. I'm so tired of this war. It's ridiculous. For some reason, the Republicans are all happy about spending our money in a different country but try to get health care reform passed and OH NO THE SKY IS FALLING!
    You mean that bill that people hate?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Let's get the hell out of dodge. I'm so tired of this war. It's ridiculous. For some reason, the Republicans are all happy about spending our money in a different country but try to get health care reform passed and OH NO THE SKY IS FALLING!

    What unit did you serve in in Afghanistan? Or any other battlespace, for that matter?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Most of those terrorists were trained, given sanctuary by and recieved financial assistance from Iran, Afghanistan and Syria. I see a pattern as well.

    Personally, I think we should have started on The West Bank and went East, stopping at the Indian border.
    What about Egypt?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What about Egypt?
    I was thinking about cutting Egypt and Turkey some slack, but if they wanted to step out of line, we can kick their asses, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I was thinking about cutting Egypt and Turkey some slack, but if they wanted to step out of line, we can kick their asses, too.
    I mean, while we're already over there, right?

    But seriously, we have Iran surrounded on the west and east. When will we ever have a better shot to covertly attack the root of radical Islamists than this?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Joe, you are making the same mistake that Bush made when it came to Iraq.
    There were elements of the Saudi royalty that financed the N.G.O currently known as Al Qaida, but this was at the time when the United States partnered with Saudi Arabia, and Pakistani ISI in order to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

    Saudi royalty now has a very serious problem with Bin Laden (don't forget that Bin Laden's biggest disappointment and what ultimately led to him turning against his home was that Saudi Arabia didn't trust Bin Laden).
    A.Q. detests the Saudi crown. They see them (as they see most of the Middle-East) as "not Islamic enough".

    These funds that are reaching Bin Laden, and the 9/11 Hijackers are from private accounts-- Saudi citizens are more wealthy than many other citizens in the Middle-East.

    There's friction between the Kingdom and Wahabism (I have personal experience with Saudi diplomats rejecting the term altogether).
    So tell me honestly which would really make more difference, invading a country that harbored a few terrorists and killing them, or invading the country that funds terrorism and whose Wasabi sect builds America-hating madrasas all over the world?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    So tell me honestly which would really make more difference, invading a country that harbored a few terrorists and killing them, or invading the country that funds terrorism and whose Wasabi sect builds America-hating madrasas all over the world?
    I never said Iraq was a smart decision. I'd rather take that card back.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea, it would be much better if he just retreated like a coward from a war of necessity.

    I support you Mr. President! Win this war!

    Time to get out those "I Support The President and Our Troops" stickers again?

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    Time to get out those "I Support The President and Our Troops" stickers again?
    Do what you want. I'll be supporting our President in his efforts to defend the United States from its enemies.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    Time to get out those "I Support The President and Our Troops" stickers again?
    I never put mine away.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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