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    Re: Do you think the killing of OBL will accelerate our exit from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Do you think the killing of Osama bin Laden over the weekend will accelerate our exit from Afghanistan? Why or why not? How else do you think it might impact our Afghan policy?
    I say maybe. The anti-war trash will use Bin Laden's death to help push a lot harder for the end of the war in Afghanistan.So it depends on a combination of how rowdy they are,how much attention the media gives them and whether or not Obama and other democrats will want to toss their salad for votes.
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    Re: Do you think the killing of OBL will accelerate our exit from Afghanistan?

    It's possible. Depending on the President's personal leanings, it could accelerate it or not. With public opinion, there could very well be the expectation that if we get the face of the attack after decimating the original leadership and network, why bother doing much more? We already toppled a regime, and placed a more democratic one in its place (albeit fragile). That being said, it would ignore the course of action the Bush administration thought was most prudent and what so far the Obama administration has likewise embraced: not seeing terrorism as a policing matter, but rather a wide conflict that sometimes involves states, that takes a great deal of time to solve.
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    Re: Do you think the killing of OBL will accelerate our exit from Afghanistan?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Do you think the killing of Osama bin Laden over the weekend will accelerate our exit from Afghanistan? Why or why not? How else do you think it might impact our Afghan policy?

    I personally think it will.

    - President Obama has been itching for a reason to get out of Afghanistan. He's been like the LBJ of his era, escalating a war he doesn't like. This provides one rationale for giving him an out.

    - It is becoming increasingly hard for us to extend our stay in Afghanistan, given Karzai's recent whiny rhetoric.

    - Our relationship with Pakistan is key. Right now, the Administration is pressing the Pakistani military/government on how OBL could have been living in a mansion just up the street from their military academy. I don't see the fallout from this confrontation ending very well.
    Nah. We're nowhere near done blowing up and rebuilding their roads and schools.
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