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Old 08-01-2019, 11:16 PM
 
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We need to get out. The only reason we are in Afghanistan now is because the US (read as W and Cheney) fumbled the whole thing and went after shiny things in Iraq and totally screwed that up as well with lies and incompetence. Trump negotiating with the Taliban is as crazy as his love letters from Kim Jong-Un. That has gone so well.
Actually it's Resolute Support with NATO
https://www.centcom.mil/OPERATIONS-A...OLUTE-SUPPORT/

ETA: It's also the reason why they are creating or created SFAB units.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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It's about time-we have sacrificed the lives of far too many young Americans just to keep Middle Eastern Muslims from killing each other. Bring them home now-nothing there is worth the life of one American.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:53 PM
 
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I say pull all of the troops out and let the people who live there sort it out. We have zero reasons to be there.
IF we want the war on drugs to continue, we better keep some troops there!



Those poppie fields are truly money trees, its no coincidence the street value of a gram of a heroin is more expensive than a gram of gold!!
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:54 PM
 
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At one point we DID have a reason to be there.

But that was a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:04 AM
 
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It's about time-we have sacrificed the lives of far too many young Americans just to keep Middle Eastern Muslims from killing each other. Bring them home now-nothing there is worth the life of one American.
Be sure to thank a DEA agent, the next time you see one, for their service to this great country, thanks to their 'efforts' in Afghanistan, law enforcement at home is swimming in money, influence. and job security. ,
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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The devil is in the details, our withdrawal would need to be in conjunction with the Taliban participating in the government, that hasn't happened and doesn't look promising.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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We pull out Russia moves in.
That's what she said.

Seriously, who cares, it would be akin to us going back to Vietnam.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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We pull out Russia moves in.
Russia spent 20 years in Afghanistan getting their *** handed to them. They can have it.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The devil is in the details, our withdrawal would need to be in conjunction with the Taliban participating in the government, that hasn't happened and doesn't look promising.
People can dress this up however they like. It is basically a surrender.

This war will be viewed like Vietnam--a failure. Taliban won, US lost.

I agree we should get out, but it is what it is.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:32 PM
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we could've colonized the place by now except there isn't a single thing worth owning there
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