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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The way i look at it no matter what Obama did the right would disagree with it no matter what.
    True. Also true regarding Bush II and the left.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The article is from 2009 and the author is a fringe rightist. The US does not protect poppies.
    While there is no law protecting the California poppy specifically, California Penal Code Section 384a requires written landowner permission to remove and sell plant material from land that a person does not own, and removing or damaging plants from property that a person does not own without permission may constitute trespass and/or petty theft.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    True. Also true regarding Bush II and the left.
    I think if Bush ordered all troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan the left would be ecstatic and i including minds would of been blown


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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    In 2000, the Taliban banned opium production in Afghanistan, making it illegal to grow poppies. Any farmer caught cultivating the cash crop would be severely punished, usually by death. By the middle of 2001, there was basically no opium produced in Afghanistan, though that nation ordinarily led the world in production of the drug. However, since the start of the U.S. led invasion, the poppy fields began growing again and the opium trade is flourishing as never before.


    Are we still in Afghanistan just to protect the opium industry? - Virginia Beach Conservative | Examiner.com



    Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world, ahead of Burma (Myanmar), the "Golden Triangle", and Latin America since 1992, excluding the year 2001.[1] Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the "Golden Crescent". Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001.


    Opium production in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    A November 13 press release issued by the UNODC — the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime — stated that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 36 percent in 2013, which is a record high. Additionally, opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by 49 percent since 2012.


    Opium Crop in Afghanistan Up 36 Percent, Says UN Report



    OPIUM PRODUCTION IS ALIVE AND WELL UNDER THE PROTECTORATE OF THE US OCCUPATION.
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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think if Bush ordered all troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan the left would be ecstatic and i including minds would of been blown
    I think the left would have criticized him for not finishing the job and thus wasting the lives of those who died up to that point.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    In 2000, the Taliban banned opium production in Afghanistan, making it illegal to grow poppies. Any farmer caught cultivating the cash crop would be severely punished, usually by death. By the middle of 2001, there was basically no opium produced in Afghanistan, though that nation ordinarily led the world in production of the drug. However, since the start of the U.S. led invasion, the poppy fields began growing again and the opium trade is flourishing as never before.


    Are we still in Afghanistan just to protect the opium industry? - Virginia Beach Conservative | Examiner.com



    Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world, ahead of Burma (Myanmar), the "Golden Triangle", and Latin America since 1992, excluding the year 2001.[1] Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the "Golden Crescent". Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001.


    Opium production in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    A November 13 press release issued by the UNODC — the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime — stated that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 36 percent in 2013, which is a record high. Additionally, opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by 49 percent since 2012.


    Opium Crop in Afghanistan Up 36 Percent, Says UN Report



    OPIUM PRODUCTION IS ALIVE AND WELL UNDER THE PROTECTORATE OF THE US OCCUPATION.
    I have no doubt that opium production has gone up since Taliban was overthrown. That's a natural consequence of liberation from theocratic tyranny.
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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I think the left would have criticized him for not finishing the job and thus wasting the lives of those who died up to that point.
    Ehhh doubtful saying the lefts whole position was get the hell out ASAP...


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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Troop surge and a massive offensive isnt "fighting"?
    It would have been nice if that's really what happened

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    It would have been nice if that's really what happened
    It didnt happen?

    BBC News - Barack Obama orders 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan
    Obama takes final gamble with Afghanistan troops surge | World news | The Guardian
    Obama Bets Big on Troop Surge - WSJ.com

    Did he not send enough or something?


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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    (CNSNews.com) - Seventy-four percent of the U.S. military personnel who have given their lives serving in the Afghan War died after Feb. 17, 2009, when President Barack Obama announced his first increase in the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. casualties in the war.

    In the more than twelve years that have passed since U.S. troops first entered Afghanistan with the aim of removing al Qaeda from its sanctuary there, 2,162 U.S. service personnel have given their lives in and around Afghanistan in support of U.S. military activities in that country.

    1,593 of those 2,162 U.S. casualties—or 73.7 percent—have occurred since Feb. 17, 2009, when Obama announced the first of his multiple increases in U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan.

    74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased | CNS News
    How many of these deaths are a result of the rules and regulations Coalition soldiers have to follow. Having our hands tied has not helped the situation at all there. It's become quite political. The time has come for us to leave, however I am very concerned on what will happen when we do

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