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Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« on: September 20, 2012, 06:21:30 PM »

Offline Ford289HiPo

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:04:25 PM »
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 09:35:06 PM »
Karzai has played the US for long enough.  And our wussie generals bought it hook line and sinker

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 09:44:03 PM »
That's where the problem begins. "They" are not our friends. Americans marched into the country and tried to play the good-old-boy system, but it doesn't work in that part of the world. Those people are looking to fill their pockets with whatever we give them, and they don't give a damn how they acquire it. What we view as corruption is the way they have done business for thousands of years, and US negotiators are hopelessly outclassed.

BINGO.  Got one right in the middle of the 'ol 10-Ring Ford...

The real problem is not even in Afghanistan, it is in Pakistan where they harbor these assholes when the Americans do manage to get them on the run.  They retreat into the Hindu Kush where they have no use for the maps we use, and filter back out when things quiet down.  This is how some of these people have lived for untold generations, always fueled by the opium trade, and it will never change.

I think we need to get our troops the hell out of there.  We do not have the assets in place to adequately protect them and the entire plan from this Administration is a miserable failure.....and that is far too polite.....


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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 09:48:21 PM »
The world was much safer when those countries were ruled by dictators.

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 09:54:41 PM »
The "hearts and minds" approach has always been BS.  First, there has to be hearts and minds to begin with

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 10:18:54 PM »
We should have bombed them back to the stone age and made it clear we will do this to anyone else that dares harbor terrorists to attack us.

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 02:53:04 PM »
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Congressmen call for end to Afghan war
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 03:22:08 PM »
Glenn Beck this morning giving stats on Afghanistan...... 3/4 of the deaths -- under Obama.  the majority of the money spent - under OBAMA!!!  $385 billion last 4 years out of $500 billion the entire war in Afghanistan.


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