Skip to comments.Top House Republican backs withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan
Posted on 09/26/2012 9:26:57 PM PDT by WilliamIII
One of the strongest defense hawks in Congress says the United States should withdraw its forces from Afghanistan amid increasing signs that even Republican proponents of the war believe its no longer worth the cost.
Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., said in an interview this week that were killing kids who dont need to die.
Youngs comments reflect the growing weariness with a conflict that has dragged on for more than a decade, with polls showing more than 60 percent of Americans opposing the war and military fights drawing little of the publics attention.
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Yes, get us the hell out of Afghanistan ... we should have never been there in the first place, unless we wanted to carpet bomb this hell hole. We were never completely committed.
The mission was to kill Taliban. We killed some and drove many of them to Pakistan. Then we engaged in nation building and hearts and minds crap. We learned nothing from Vietnam. We should have followed the Taliban into Pakistan and killed more of them. Then we should have left to return as needed.
We should have gotten rid of Saddam and bombed the revolutionary guard and nuclear facilities in Iran with a clear warning that we would return as needed. When the UN pitched a fit we should have shown them the door and withdrawn our support.
We had the juice to do this after 9/11. We would have suffered far less casualties and the islamists would have gotten the message along with those who finance them.
Hindsight is 20/20 I suppose and I am probably more harsh than most Americans, but I remember how we felt then. I agree that we need to get out if we won’t take the war to those who wage war upon us. Our rules of engagement are ridiculous and we are losing soldiers who are trying to build schools and other infrastructure that will be used by the Taliban when they resume power after we leave. Good luck Karzai. You will need it.
You have given me more logical information then I have been able to gather from any other source. Thank you for your input.
I will be saving your post, and with your permission, will use it in the future (I will, of course, give you credit).
Destroy the poppy fields and get out.
No credit needed and feel free to share.
the sooner we’re out of that turd box the better. NATION BUILDING DOES NOT WORK!
Yay, get us out of that Shiite Hole but, under a different watch...no wait, put its historical context on Obama...
When people warn us next time we occupy a sovereign nation, will we just call them “isolationist” and dismiss them, or listen and remember this?
There's only one lesson for any right-thinking U.S. citizen when it comes to the U.S. military, and it has nothing to do with partisan politics:
When some @sshole in the White House tells you to pick up a gun and put yourself in harm's way halfway around the world to "defend freedom," tell him to stick it up his @ss.
Exactly. Turning Afghanistan into a “modern democracy” (whatever that means) was always a fool’s errand. And we have paid a heavy price for our foolishness.
Out of Afghanistan & Pakistan, please.