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    Re: The Vietnam moment

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Not since WWII.
    No doubt.

    My question was rhetorical.
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    Re: The Vietnam moment

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No doubt.

    My question was rhetorical.
    I know. My reply was informative for the clueless.

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    Re: The Vietnam moment

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Try fighting a war without money. Congress is second in power in America (first being the Presidency) because it has the power of the purse.
    Yeah, they have the power of the purse and if they excercise that power, to force our army's retreat in the face of the enemy, they can all start filling out their resume's, because it will be the last term in office for everyone that signed off on it and they all know it. There may even be some prosecutions, because it would be an abuse of power and dereliction of duty.

    Personally, I would love to see the Libbo Congress do something that stupid.
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    Re: The Vietnam moment

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, they have the power of the purse and if they excercise that power, to force our army's retreat in the face of the enemy, they can all start filling out their resume's, because it will be the last term in office for everyone that signed off on it and they all know it. There may even be some prosecutions, because it would be an abuse of power and dereliction of duty.

    Personally, I would love to see the Libbo Congress do something that stupid.
    Actually I believe that Congress is the primary power, if you want to look at it that way.
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    Re: The Vietnam moment

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post

    If we had the Russians as allies that place would be cleaned up in a month.
    The original coalition comprised the US, Russia and India with Tajikistan in supporting roles. But, fortunately for Russia, the US corporations decided cooperating with all those countries, taking into account their interests and sharing the results was a lot less preferable than making use of Article 5, and going into Afghanistan in a company of countries that will do as they are told and accept the US will over the results of the war.

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