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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

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    We forced the Japanese to attack us in the Pacific when we embargoed their lifeblood of OIL.
    Hitler needed attention before he attacked. Our isolationist policy worked against us in that instance.
    Wars will always be dumb, but as long as there is large, obscene profit in armaments, we will have wars.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    The topic is real wars, not political wars, and specifically the Afghan war. Please stick to it.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I find that when someone says "why isn't the liberal media reporting on X!??" it is almost invariably one of two things:

    1) X is complete horse**** and only conspiracy nuts are talking about it.
    2) Literally every media organization is, in fact, talking about X.
    So then whats the excuse on this story? No one is talking about the Afghan war except when theres a bombing. It took a terrorists attack killing 4 americans in Libya to even get near the topic. And its already been forgotten again. Democrats dont like intervention. So, other than the obvious, why arent they at least harping on getting out. Where is Code Pink? Where is the anti war movement?

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The War on Drugs is the dumbest war, by far.
    War on Christmas... by far the dumbest made up war ever.

    Closely followed by the Invasion of Grenada and then the War on Drugs.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So then whats the excuse on this story? No one is talking about the Afghan war except when theres a bombing. It took a terrorists attack killing 4 americans in Libya to even get near the topic. And its already been forgotten again. Democrats dont like intervention. So, other than the obvious, why arent they at least harping on getting out. Where is Code Pink? Where is the anti war movement?
    For me, the war in Afghanistan never made any sense after OBL was bagged. No Nation has ever defeated Afghanistan and I don't think we will. I think the best way we can help the poor citizens of Afghanistan is to get out. Drop some rice and beans on them instead of bombs and actually investigate where the opium goes. Do the words oxycontin and hydocodone strike any responsive chords?

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The War on Drugs is the dumbest war, by far.
    We can make a nice list of dumb wars:

    Iraq (all-time dumb), Vietnam, Spanish-American, Mexican-American, Grenada, war on drugs.... all of which could be topped by the dumbest of all wars: Iran.

    Afghanistan was a just war; the occupation/nation building part was the dumb idea

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    We can make a nice list of dumb wars:

    Iraq (all-time dumb), Vietnam, Spanish-American, Mexican-American, Grenada, war on drugs.... all of which could be topped by the dumbest of all wars: Iran.

    Afghanistan was a just war; the occupation/nation building part was the dumb idea

    I disagree with you on all of those. My pick stands above because even we can agree. Nonetheless, you should get rightsideup.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The two have zero in common. We should have razed Afghanistan to the ground the first time. Obama is now doiing the right thing by making hits on the bosses: it's the most effective way to go.
    How do you raze one of the most barren, impoverished, least developed countries on earth, to the ground?

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    How do you raze one of the most barren, impoverished, least developed countries on earth, to the ground?
    You use a good blade.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5
    Letter, from a soldier to his father, as published at America...
    Glad to see he has been at least somewhat awakened. Though his claim that he cares not whether they stay or leave is a bit disturbing. The entire Middle Eastern campaign has been been a disaster and a disgrace since WWII.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm
    The War on Drugs is the dumbest war, by far.
    I see the wars on drugs, poverty, education, and the like as visible arms of an undeclared War on Freedom. Every one of these so-called wars is nothing more than a battle against allowing people to do as they damn well please.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon
    Was WW2 dumb?
    Yes. (Though "dumb" isn't that great of an adjective for war.)

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