You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
The alternative is simply to relinquish all power to "people who know better" who....unfortunately.....don't often know better than we do.
If one wishes to contact his/her President/Senator...(whatever)
You could always word your correspondence with a bit of a disclaimer but still get your point across...ie
"If the news is being reported accurately, it appears that we are making more enemies than we are winning hearts & minds, killing more innocent civilians than Taliban/Al Quieda & wasting the lives of our GI's & our national treasure with no real exit strategy in mind. If I am wrong please explain where...... but if I am right, please get our troops out ASAP."
Last edited by Devil505; 09-09-09 at 02:53 PM.
Experts can be wrong & if you get the views of 5 "Experts" on any subject you usually will get 5 different opinions.
In the final analysis, as messy & imperfect as democracy is, ..the collective wishes of the voters are more often than not correct & should at least be heavily considered by policy makers b4 a policy is implemented.
Last edited by Devil505; 09-09-09 at 03:23 PM.
Good God no! The only reason Afghanistan began to go poorly in the first place was the lack of focus given to it by the military in favor of Iraq. Despite what you say, Devil, this is a war US and international forces are capable of fighting. If it weren't for the Bush administration's focus on Iraq I would have bet dollars to donuts that Afghanistan would be a fairly stable region (by middle eastern standards) by now.
Originally Posted by SWM
The facts is that NOW, the Taliban has dramatically resurfaced, the Afghan people seem to be tired of us being there, Al Quieda is mainly in the untouchable tribal region of Pakistan & we are losing more & more U.S. troops every month. NATO doesn't really want to take the lead there & I just don't see a realistic way to "Win" over there.
If we can't "Win".....I say ...declare victory & get the hell out!
(maybe we could even find Bush's "Mission Accomplished" banner & use it again~!)
Last edited by Devil505; 09-09-09 at 04:27 PM.
Meh. We should devote more resources to developing infrastructure. And use
that infrastructure to recoup those resources via trade/oil. Afghanistan ends up with useable travel roads and can migrate social services much more easily. Its much easier to go to school when you have a road.
All those russian tanks lying around can probably be recycled into something.
Last edited by Devil505; 09-09-09 at 04:32 PM.