posted on 03/13/2014 6:16:59 PM PDT
The issue with Afghanistan is blood and treasure...mostly blood. Many Americans have given their lives in that piece of earth. As one mother lamented about the results in Iraq after our withdrawal...”as if my son died for nothing.”
I deeply regret that this was fought wrong from the beginning. What should have been a reprisal and exit became a war and nation building of endless numbers of years with continued American blood shed.
If we don’t intend to go all in and achieve an unconditional surrender, then we should stop shedding US blood.
posted on 03/13/2014 6:17:44 PM PDT
( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
But who will listen to him?
posted on 03/13/2014 6:18:47 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
posted on 03/13/2014 6:22:03 PM PDT
(Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
Karzai doesn't want us there. So we're leaving and good riddance to them.
hell, my bookie coulda told me that...
posted on 03/13/2014 6:28:43 PM PDT
(Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
Screw you, Gen Dunford!!!
You have a responsibility to tell the President and Congress this is not winnable with the objectives and ROE as is.
posted on 03/13/2014 6:33:24 PM PDT
(The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
While I want the US out of Afghanistan, with the exception of occasional raids to kill terrorists, I suppose this is the best we can hope for.
Around 15 thousand there forever.
That's the way we should have handled Iraq.
But why Afghanistan?
posted on 03/13/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT
(War Criminal #18)
Who cares. There’s real shit brewing in other parts of the world that take precedence over this hell hole.
Sadly the Al-Quedans have regrouped and have their champions in the Executive Branch. I understand we've shed precious American blood - but given the Rules of Engagement that we've imposed on our men, and given the fool-hardy idea of ‘nation building’ in that part of the world (while prohibiting any evangelism that might truly break the shackles of the people over there) — what is the point? Let Al-Queda take back that pile of rocks - and lets focus on protecting our borders and getting the traitors out of office.
posted on 03/13/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT
by El Cid
(Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
We still didn’t catch that effing Omar, one eyed head of the Taliban
posted on 03/13/2014 6:50:09 PM PDT
( My heroes have always been cowboys)
al-Qaeda to regroup
Didn't he hear? obama defeated them long ago. Mission accomplished! /s
posted on 03/13/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT
(Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
Seems to me that if the goat-herder, opium growing, local afghan peasants can defy a Soviet standoff for about ten years,
and can defeat a US based military giving them shock and awe, and hill to hill combat for 12 or so years with crude weapons,
these mountain people must be the best mother F**k’in
warriors in the world!!!
What a disgrace to the US to have to walk away from this
major conflict in the world. What other country within
our treaty network will ever believe that the US has their
posted on 03/13/2014 8:44:14 PM PDT
(Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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