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A glimpse of future US policy.

Expect Obama to run in 2012 on a campaign promise to end US involvement in Afghanistan; as proof, expect him to announce major troop withdrawals sometime later this year.

1 posted on 06/08/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

who gives a flip what that one worlder thinks anyway


2 posted on 06/08/2011 11:49:26 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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But nation-building ran up against the irony that the Afghan nation comes into being primarily in opposition to occupying forces. When foreign forces are withdrawn, Afghan politics revert to a contest over territory and population by various essentially tribal groups.
4 posted on 06/08/2011 11:55:35 AM PDT by bkepley
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We'll see. I'm not sure Petraeus will back that completely.

I'm not sure there's a plan. think what's going on is that Obama has been running on the fumes of Bush's policies. Now that OBL is dead it's time to change strategy. And Obama is lost because he can function only on the coattails of someone else's plan. He is no executive. He's simply a follower whose only real strength (if you can call it that) is a gilded tongue.

5 posted on 06/08/2011 12:10:30 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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Remember what happened in 1975 in ‘Nam after the U.S. completely pulled out? The NVA rolled over the ARVNs in a matter of weeks (or maybe it was days) and the war ended and they were victorious.

We were supporting a corrupt govt. then and we’re supporting one now. As soon as we leave, the Afghan army will fold like a house of cards.

So we might as well get out now, and save a lot of U.S. (and allied) lives.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 12:25:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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Maybe Henry the K knows Obambi could get another peace prize, book ends, by abandoning allies to butchers like he did.
11 posted on 06/08/2011 12:51:24 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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The attempt to build a (new, ‘democratic’ or ‘enlightend’) nation in Afghanistan is akin to the attempt of building a permanent sand castle on the beach: futile. The next high tide will wash it away.

No matter how much treasure is spent there, the moment the West pulls out it will revert to the stone-age tribal structure. So what. Let them handle their own land as they will.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 2:47:16 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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