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    Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    After the most recent events in Afghanistan, is it time to cut our losses and bring the troops home?

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    After the most recent events in Afghanistan, is it time to cut our losses and bring the troops home?
    not sure. i do think the country would be overcome by taliban the moment we left. is that a danger to us?

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    It was time to do that a long time ago. We're wasting our time in Afghanistan. The minute we leave, the Taliban is coming back because the people of Afghanistan want the Taliban in power. All we're doing is keeping them on the fringes at the point of a gun. Once that gun goes away, it's coming back with a vengeance.

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    not sure. i do think the country would be overcome by taliban the moment we left. is that a danger to us?
    They have been fighting for centuries there and they don't want us there...unless we are committed to a never ending battle, IMO we can't get out soon enough!

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    I don't think "Cut and Run" is the best way to phrase a withdrawal. I think we should have withdrawn, on a positive note, as soon as Ben Laden was killed. That was the purpose for being in Afghanistan, and it would have been good timing. The mission into Pakistan to get him, was launched from Afghanistan. Now, withdrawing after staff sergeant murderd a bunch of civilians, not so good. But, we need to get out.
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    No, now is not that time. 2003 was, before the prolonged occupation and further warmongering in the Middle East had further galvanized public opinion against the United States and gave the Taliban a resurgence in popularity. Now is the time to get the military presence out of Afghanistan, but keep our attention there, attempt to make amends, show the good side of the USA, and prove that friendship and peace with us is better than siding with the Taliban.
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    After the most recent events in Afghanistan, is it time to cut our losses and bring the troops home?
    Why would you want to give the Taliban that much equipment?

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Why would you want to give the Taliban that much equipment?
    You mean like we did in Iraq?

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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Now that Bin Laden has been greased, I think a phased withdrawal should have begun shortly after he went to meet Allah. We've been there long enough nation building. If Karzai can't protect himself now, he never will.
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    Re: Is it time to cut and run from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    You mean like we did in Iraq?
    We didn't up and abandon anything in Iraq. When we left, and the last unit left Iraq just this month, we took everything we wanted with us. Afghanistan, however, has no sea ports and we can't use Pakistan's anymore. If we "cut-n-run" by just putting people on aircraft and flying away, we would leaving behind billions in our latest technology, just parked in the motor pool waiting.

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