View Poll Results: Should the U.S. pull it's troops out of Afganistan?

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  • Yes. There is no possible victory there for us.

    11 17.19%
  • No. Stay & finish the job

    35 54.69%
  • Yes. Leave a mobil force in the area to fight terrorists/Taliban but leave Afganistan.

    15 23.44%
  • Pull all troops out of the area. It's not our fight.

    10 15.63%
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Thread: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Don't get me wrong......I'm not recommending that we precipitously drop everythying in Afghanistan & Iraq & leave this afternoon.


    (If I was President I'd let our troops have a nice leisurely breakfast tomorrow........& then get the hell out of the entire middle east by late afternoon!!)

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    We should take troops out of Iraq but not Afghanistan. We shouldn't even go to war with Iraq because Afghanistan started 9/11 so we have to capture Osama or if we don't then he will have power.
    Last edited by jr602az; 09-09-09 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    We almost went into another great depression......We need to spend our money on OUR infrastructure!!...Screw the caves of Afghanistan!
    If we're going to "Nation Build" lets do it right here & rebuild ours!
    Meh the payouts and healthcare alone are twelve times the cost of iraq with no payback in sight. Getting afghans up to speed generates human and physical resources that keep on giving long term. Think big picture.
    Thank you

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I agree that if we hadn't gotten hijacked into Iraq & had focused our attention on Afghanistan like we should have, 9 years ago, things would probably have turned out allot better.

    BUT

    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~!)
    Considering that this mission does have international support and the fact that we really haven't lost that many troops in Afghanistan the situation isn't nearly as dire as make it out to be. With a shift in troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and a President who is willing to listen to generals rather than his Secretary of Defense I think Afghanistan will become a major feather in Obama's cap. Success here could definitely gain him the political capital to make further democratic gains in 2010 and 2012 and maybe get his health care plan pushed through.
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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Considering that this mission does have international support and the fact that we really haven't lost that many troops in Afghanistan the situation isn't nearly as dire as make it out to be. With a shift in troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and a President who is willing to listen to generals rather than his Secretary of Defense I think Afghanistan will become a major feather in Obama's cap. Success here could definitely gain him the political capital to make further democratic gains in 2010 and 2012 and maybe get his health care plan pushed through.
    That's the other side of the coin & well put. I think you're wrong but hope you're right.

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    After almost 9 years & a worsening situation in that god-forsaken country, is it time to declare victory & leave?
    If you want Obama have one more statement to add to his continually growing list of lies, this would be the correct plan of action.

    I think we need to evaluate how well the war in Afghanistan is really benefitting the war on terror and our country. Really it should be the UN that puts forth effort to stabilize dangerous countries like Afghanistan, too bad the UN NEVER brings anything substantial to the table...

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Should We Get Out Of Afganistan,no wipe that garbish out and take over their
    land for ever and keep it,send a million troups in and lets them know who is the boss,

    America.

    thats the way to do it.

    If the Paki or Afganis dont like it f-ck them,treat them as slaves,as what they
    did to us will never be forgoten.So if game they want to play they will loose,
    and put in the sewers where there home is.

    oh yes.

    mikeey.

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    After almost 9 years & a worsening situation in that god-forsaken country, is it time to declare victory & leave?
    I am always amused when Liberals think that one can just declare a victory then run away from an unfinished job. It's kind of like signing a treaty with the North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese with the promise to our ally that if the North violates the treaty we will come to their aid; then abandon them when the treaty is violated less than a year later.

    What is more fascinating is that we are now seeing editorials in the liberal media that are now making the same arguments for abandoning Afghanistan as they made for abandoning Iraq. I thought the Libruls believed that Afghanistan was the “good” war?

    I guess this is their way of saying the Obama Administration is inept in fighting this war and that he cannot win it.

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The difference between Afghanistan and Iraq is that Afghanistan was legitimate target after 9/11. We should have never left there and gone off to fight some retard war in Iraq.
    This again is false; we never "left" Afghanistan, it was turned over to the NATO by the UN to manage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm not so willing to say Afghanistan wasn't our war, but we screwed the pooch hard on this one.
    Gee, sounds like the UN can't seem to do anything right eh?

    I am always amused when people think that wars can be fought without mistakes, without cost, without sacrifice and in the time it takes to order a burger at Burger King.

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    Re: Should We Get Out Of Afganistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    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.
    Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with the issues confronting the UN/NATO led forces in Afghanistan; but of course many here like to pretend it is to support their absurd ideas about our military, its capabilities and how wars are fought and won.

    Many of these same individuals tend to think that wars can be fought without mistakes, without cost, without sacrifice and in the time it takes to order a burger at Burger King.

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