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U.S. Abandoning Hopes for Taliban Peace Deal
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:20:46 PM »

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Re: U.S. Abandoning Hopes for Taliban Peace Deal
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 12:36:09 PM »
That's just wonderful.

Can we get the f*** out of that s***hole now?
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Re: U.S. Abandoning Hopes for Taliban Peace Deal
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 01:32:36 PM »
Another unfinished war, following Korea, Vietnam, Iraq when we leave, etc.

I cannot understand why we spend so much on defense, if we aren't going to really really try to win completely.
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Re: U.S. Abandoning Hopes for Taliban Peace Deal
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 01:55:29 PM »
Another unfinished war, following Korea, Vietnam, Iraq when we leave, etc.

I cannot understand why we spend so much on defense, if we aren't going to really really try to win completely.

I'm not sure if one can really "win" in Afghanistan in terms of what the US has been trying to do there.  You certainly cannot nation-build - that is a lesson we should have learned from the Soviet Union, if from no one else - and you cannot engage in a drawn-out occupation, either.  We should have stopped at getting bin Laden and as many of the Al-qaeda top leadership as we could, and then we should have left.  Unfortunate as it may seem, while Obama has made things worse in Afghanistan, the blame for the original mess - i.e., trying to "nation build" rather than simply exacting retribution on bin Laden and al-qaeda - falls on GWB.


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