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To: stuartcr
Exactly. When you have a dumbass CIC that says, "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," you know we're in trouble.

If victory, i.e. the complete subjugation of the enemy and their will/ability to resist is not the goal then we need to leave.
12 posted on 10/27/2010 8:32:52 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: mrmeyer

The only way to do that is to use to nukes on civilians. The end result will be to be put Bagman Karzai in the permanent saddle. If that is the option, I say leave now. Afghanistan is riddled with the bones of failed conquerers.


15 posted on 10/27/2010 8:36:38 AM PDT by Captain Kirk (Q)
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To: mrmeyer

How do you subjugate an enemy, that is essentially the whole population that isn’t even in the same country?


35 posted on 10/27/2010 9:13:49 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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