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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    The US should stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. But with 3,000 or so troops, max. No reason to nation build. Never was.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    The US should stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. But with 3,000 or so troops, max. No reason to nation build. Never was.

    Let's see. The USA is not an imperialistic Nation, but we have military bases in about 140 Countries. Why not 141?

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Regardless...this is Obama's Vietnam. Just like in Vietnam, Obama is not going to allow our guys to fight this war.
    What do you want to do? Nuke 'em? The only way to "win" in Vietnam or Afghanistan was to kill everyone there. Is that your point?
    Neither country is EVER going to be our puppet as long as any are alive to pick up a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    What do you want to do? Nuke 'em? The only way to "win" in Vietnam or Afghanistan was to kill everyone there. Is that your point?
    Neither country is EVER going to be our puppet as long as any are alive to pick up a gun.
    I don't agree with the highlighted statement, therefore I have no response to the rest of your post.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    The US should stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. But with 3,000 or so troops, max. No reason to nation build. Never was.
    It's sad, but understandable that you hold this view, because your job as a contractor benefits directly from this situation. For the rest of us who can view the situation objectively, it's madness.

    It's people like you that are the reason we're in this situation in the first place. War is a business, and business is goooood.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Obama wants a repeat of Vietnam.
    You got it backwards....Republicans want Afghanistan to turn into Vietnam. Anything to win some power for those folks!
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    You got it backwards....Republicans want Afghanistan to turn into Vietnam. Anything to win some power for those folks!
    Ummm...

    In case you don't know, Obama has been the one in charge of Afghanistan for almost four years. He's the one to initiate the failed surge. He's the one who hasn't been able to do anything with their idiot President. And he's the one to order our troops into their current posture of head in sand...ass in the air.

    Yep...it's his Vietnam, all right.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I don't agree with the highlighted statement, therefore I have no response to the rest of your post.
    At least you didn't attempt to give a way we could have won in Vietnam short of nuking them. You would have looked even more foolish.
    We lost in Vietnam and Iraq the minute we sent troops there. We went to Afghanistan to get Bin Laden and Alqeada..... mission accomplished...time to go home.
    We can leave the drones there though. Just the targets for the Taliban need to leave.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    At least you didn't attempt to give a way we could have won in Vietnam short of nuking them. You would have looked even more foolish.
    We lost in Vietnam and Iraq the minute we sent troops there. We went to Afghanistan to get Bin Laden and Alqeada..... mission accomplished...time to go home.
    We can leave the drones there though. Just the targets for the Taliban need to leave.
    Ahhh...now I know why your posts in this thread are ridiculous...you don't think.

    Tell me...if we remove all the troops and leave the drones...do you think the drones will service themselves?

    Pathetic lack of reasoning skill, dude.


    btw, before you start saying we lost in Iraq, you should check with Obama...he might have a dispute with your assessment.

    He said the last American troops will depart the country by January 1 "with their heads held high, proud of their success..."
    Mr. Obama said Friday that "Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country's security" and said that the relationship between the United States and Iraq going forward will be one of equals.

    "It will be a normal relationship between sovereign nations, an equal partnership based on mutual interest and mutual respect," he said.

    Mr. Obama discussed the planned announcement earlier in the day with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over secure video conference. He said al-Maliki "spoke of the determination of the Iraqi people to forge their own future," and that the two leaders are "in full agreement about how to move forward."

    Mr. Obama said he had invited al-Maliki to the White House in December and vowed that the United States and Iraq will embark on a "strong and enduring partnership."

    "As I told Prime Minister Maliki, we will continue discussions on how we might help Iraq train and equip its forces, again, just as we offer training and assistance to countries around the world," said the president. "After all, there will be some difficult days ahead for Iraq and the United States will continue to have an interest in an Iraq that is stable, secure and self-reliant.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_1...e-by-year-end/

    Hardly sounds like the words of a President who was defeated, don't you think?
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Ummm...

    In case you don't know, Obama has been the one in charge of Afghanistan for almost four years. He's the one to initiate the failed surge. He's the one who hasn't been able to do anything with their idiot President. And he's the one to order our troops into their current posture of head in sand...ass in the air.

    Yep...it's his Vietnam, all right.
    Well obviously he doesnt' want it to turn into Vietnam...I don't see exactly how that would benefit him, his party, or his policies. I think my correction is accurate that Republicans benefit from Afghanistan turning into Vietnam...hence your psuedo-fist pump that Afghanistan is not going well.
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