Yes, as quickly as possible
No, we should stay and continue the mission.
See this is what I don't get about people, why is it always a cut and run or we lost the war simply because we leave? Clearly we won both the Iraq and Afganistan wars. We decimated the Afghan and Iraqi military and government,killed hundreds of Al Quida leaders and soldiers, helped rebuild both countries including putting democratic governments in place, and killed both Saddam and Bin Laden. That's a victory people, and just like every other war once you won you get out. It's not our job to police these people's countries for a hundred years.
"Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.” - Senator Gracchus (Gladiator)
I do think we could be out before 2014 which Obama has set. Doesn't the govt. and the people of Afigan. want us out?
Without asking maybe Pakistan would let us exit through their as long as we are going. It is becoming clear that they don't want us in their country.
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"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
I've thought this for awhile. Even the people we help keep in power keep making statements against us. It's time to go.
To be honest, I'd make a deal with the Taliban... You leave us alone for a year or so, we'll get our people and our equipment out, then you can do whatever you want, and we'll both save face.
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Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
Today Karzai is calling for it from villages immediately and totally by 2013, but it may be a show for the locals, while Obama wants to stick to the 2014 schedule. It's debatable, but unlikely Afghansstan will be able to fend for itself once we leave, but I rather stay and give them the benefit of doubt.
Probably out biggest mistake was allowing a power vacuum after the Soviet defeat, but what are you going to do.
We should have learned our lessons...and did not. Now we pay for this ignorance.
Yes, we should get out as fast as possible, let the whole region go back to killing each other, and save the $$$ to fix our own nightmares.