Last edited by MSgt; 02-12-11 at 11:01 AM.
Taliban is on the defensive. They are losing there man power and resources. Example 80% of there IEDS are now found before they can be used. Like MSgt said the ANA/ANP are starting to take the lead and take the fight to the Taliban. We Marines are doing are job we training up the Locals will killing the Taliban.
GARY JOHNSON 2016
We should never have gone into Afghanistan nor Iraq; but , unfortunately, the conservative war hawks won out...
Now that the can of worms is open, what next ?
It has taken thousands of years for Afghanistan to be what it is, and we want to change it in ten years ???
The Russians could do nothing, probably made things worse with their cock-a-mainy ideas....
I think we have done some good over there, to finish up, it may take another hundred years.....And for a very good thing, but who is going to pay us for speeding up civilization in one little part of the world ?
Also, I feel that Islam must at least reform, better yet, die as a religion over there ..
Impossible, of course...
Thus, we must leave....horrible idea.....
Afghanistan is not a true nation anyway, not any more so than North America was during the 1500s...
So, we could officially complete and legitimize a fragmentation of "Afghanistan" and have one section advanced enough to embrace human rights.
The animals can fight over the rest.
And a pro-west government is a lousy idea, why should they be "pro-west" ? They should be "pro-themselves".
We must learn to respect others. .
As far as o bin laden goes , we should have realized how futile this idea was... Had we studied the Islamics rather than acting so emotionally.
He should spend the rest of his life in a pig sty, but NOT be executed..I have nothing against pigs, maybe wild boars would be better ??
I disagree with your statement about the Taliban being erasable. We probably could have hit them harder and driven them farther into the recesses. But at some point we would leave and they would resurface/regroup. They had/have an amount of support among many in the country.
Afghanistan is an unwinnable money-pit. Both in terms of blood and treasure...
America is broke. America is borrowing money from China to participate in an Afghan Civil War. Does that make sense?
Obama has said that Al Qaeda is America's only Muslim enemy. But the US Govt. admits there are fewer than 100 AQ members in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda is no longer a vertically integrated organization. It is now a franchise operation with branches throughout the world, including the USA.
Obama's Director of Counterterrorism testified under oath before a congressional committee that the Saudi Osama bin Laden is no longer the main threat to America. He said that American born and raised Anwar al Awlaki who is based in Yemen is now the main threat.
American soldiers will never receive the time and resources they need to achieve success in their counterinsurrgency strategy because the American people won't give them the ten or so years that such a strategy requires to reach fruition.
It is profoundly immoral to send soldiers into combat under these circumstances. I have seen this before. It was called Vietnam.