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Key US Official in Afghanistan Resigns, Saying War Not Worth American Lives

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  1. maverick4

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    A former marine captain, a very well regarded person across the military.

    U.S. official resigns over Afghan war - Washington Post- msnbc.com

    Matthew Hoh: new poster boy for critics of Afghanistan war | csmonitor.com

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    It's interesting that the Taliban eliminated the drug crops in Afghanistan, and since we've been in there Afghanistan is the world's biggest narcotics maker (again).
     
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    Re: Key US Official in Afghanistan Resigns, Saying Not War Not Worth American Lives

    It's unfortunate but I have to agree. There is no good way forward in Afghanistan.
     
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    Yes because the good Taliban have the welfare of Afghanistan's citizens at heart while we support the narcotics industry over there.:rolleyes:
     
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    Osama Bin Laden is dead....
     
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    KABUL (Reuters) - Eight U.S. service members working for the NATO-led force and one Afghan civilian were killed in multiple bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the alliance said in a statement.
    Eight U.S. troops killed in Afghan bomb attacks | Special Coverage | Reuters

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    Actually, while the Taliban are brutal and backwards in many ways, it's true that they eradicated drug crops while in power, and the recent rise of Afghanistan as the world narcotics producer is directly related to our presence in there. Do you actually still think everything we do in foreign lands are for good? Do you also still believe in other lies like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy?
     
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    Get out of Afghanistan now.. get out of Iraq now... not all that complicated, then start closing down some of the 700 bases we pay for world wide...
     
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    What you said goes directly against PNAC and neo-con ideology to maintain modern empire/hegemony, at all costs. We have enough crazies who will want to launch nukes before they're willing to withdraw military might across the planet.

    The only way we will withdraw is if we can't afford it anymore... actually we already can't afford it, but we definitely can't keep doing it once our foreign investors (China, Japan) stop funding our wars for us.
     
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    I've said it before I would rather deal with the Taliban then with qaeda. That brings horror to some when it is said ... but we deal with others in the world just as bad. The country is a wasteland ... always will be. You need infrastructure to build an economy ... they don't have any.
     
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    You know what, maybe you're right. Maybe we should start chopping off limbs, slaughtering children, or raping the wives of poppy growers too. That will surely help eradicate the problem.
     
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    The unspoken truth is that it's a strategic objective for us to NOT allow Afghanistan to become stable. We need to keep it a sh*thole without any sort of strong government of any kind, so we can get in there and block any game-changing deals that may be developing between Russia, India, China, and the Middle East.
     
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    Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
     
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    Are you serious? "It's INTERESTING..."? Well, maybe we should execute all the poppy growers too just like the Taliban. You think "maybe" that had something to do with it Mav?
     
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    I think we need to send more troops.
     
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    Actually the flavor of your post was that the Taliban was good for Afghanistan and bad America went in and ruined it for them. If not then please explain the reason you felt compelled to prop up the Taliban "accomplishments” Tired old anti-American theme.
     
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    You all might want to spend an hour watching "Frontline" of 13 October.. you can come to realize what a clusterf..ck this really is... this is Viet Nam redux.

    It is captioned, "Obama's War"...

    FRONTLINE: obama's war | PBS
     
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    The answer is drones and special forces, not 100,000 conventional troops.
     
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    Believe the optimal level they want is 650,000... not sure drones and special forces will make all that much difference...
     
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    The answer is bring the troops home like all the fawning liberals who voted for Barry Jug Ears wanted, "stop the wars" they screamed at Bush, "close Gitmo" they whailed at Bush" "Bush the murderer" they yelled, they cried their little looney eyes out when the caskets came home (the caskets are still coming home) now nothing, not a peep, oh if only Bush were back so we could call him a murderer again, oh we miss Jon Stewart bellowing and acting outraged over the death toll, oh Jesus we can't call beautiful Barack names he's our Holy Messiah, has anybody seen Sean Penn, help us Lord, what will we do.

    OBAMA IS WORSE THAN BUSH AFGHANISTAN IS ANOTHER VIET NAM ONLY WORSE STUPID OBAMA HAS NO IDEA ON HOW TO FIGHT A WAR.

    #1 ON THE OBAMA "TO DO LIST" GET GLENN BECK THE HELL WITH AFGHANISTAN

    OH GOD LOOK MOTHER, IT'S THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T HE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, OH GOD ARGHAAAAAAAAAA
     
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    I like to drink before noon too harry:) j/k
     

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