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Afghanistan: Talking Points US Troops
Michale Yon on Line ^ | December 8, 2013 | Michael Yon

Posted on 12/09/2013 8:59:57 AM PST by yoe

Many of our Soldiers in Afghanistan are required to carry this paper in a pocket at all times. Troops are expected to memorize the talking points and cough them up to any journalists coming through.

We decided to help headquarters spread their message.

Many complaints about poor morale are coming from Afghanistan. Most troops are kept on base, where they undergo mindless inspections and even small ‘parades’, and of course rocket and mortar strikes.

It has been estimated that in 2014, the cost to taxpayers to keep one troop in Afghanistan for one year will be more than $2 million. And we have our $2 million dollar troops there doing inspections and memorizing propaganda for the press, while Washington bickers with Karzai and the enemy grows stronger.

George Orwell would be proud of this propaganda jewel:

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghantalkingpoints; afghanwar; military; militarytalkingpoint; talkingpoints
Obama's purge on our Military commanders is unprecedented in modern history. Obama has surrendered our nation to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and other terrorists here and abroad. Electing the Zero has enormous consequences.
1 posted on 12/09/2013 8:59:57 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

There I nothing we or anyone can do to turn around the dismal ideology of islam unless the people themselves act to do so. I say we pull out, and let them be to their own devices.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 9:20:52 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: yoe

Obama’s purge of generals has put in rear echelon toadies who are poor leaders of our American military fighters.

These talking points are wrong and show the troops who must read & carry them that they have been sent to a dangerous place for show, not go. To use our volunteer force as a fixed base rocket and mortar target is wrong on a tactical and moral basis.

If our on the ground leaders and troops can’t use mobility and initiative to battle the enemy, we should pull them home. I hate to say this as those who served there, those who were wounded and the relatives of those who died deserve respect, not an indication the service was in vain. But, if more die or are wounded by this Obama style of “war” we are continuing a disaster.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 9:33:50 AM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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