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Karzai wants US troops to pull back to military bases
Fox News ^ | March 15, 2012

Posted on 03/15/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

The United States encountered mounting challenges to its presence in Afghanistan Thursday, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the U.S. to pull back to military bases and the Taliban announced they were suspending tentative peace talks.

The developments come after two incidents strained relations between the two countries -- the inadvertent burning of Korans on a U.S. base, and most recently a shooting spree that left 16 Afghan civilians dead. Afghan lawmakers expressed outrage after the U.S. soldier suspected in that massacre was flown out of the country to Kuwait.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; karzai
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1 posted on 03/15/2012 8:22:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tell you what Karzy baby, we’re going to pull back all the way back to the US....lotsa luck.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 8:24:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Leading from behind.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 8:24:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Karzai wants US troops to pull back to military bases

I agree with Karzai. However, these bases should all be in the USA.

4 posted on 03/15/2012 8:24:46 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: dfwgator

I hear them C-17s can land on a dirt road. What the US should do is coordinate a massive Dunkirk-like Exodus. EVERY helicopter, C-17, C130 and other similar troop transport aircraft in the world converging on Afghanistan and removing all of our soldiers.

Orbiting high up is a B-2 or two or three loaded to the gills with nuclear ALCMs waiting for the all clear sign.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Orbiting high up is a B-2 or two or three loaded to the gills with nuclear ALCMs waiting for the all clear sign.

It's the only way to be sure.

6 posted on 03/15/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Funny how the American media never mention our own American troops who were treacherously killed by crazed Muslims. Or the fact that those Korans were already defaced by Muslim terrorists. It’s as if that never happened. No, it’s all our fault, and only our fault. Fox News is as bad as the rest, with a few exceptions.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 8:29:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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the U.S. soldier suspected in that massacre was flown out of the country to Kuwait

KUWAIT?!? He's not safe in any Muslim country. He needs to be flown back to the US ASAP.

8 posted on 03/15/2012 8:31:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Leaning Right

I bet he won’t last as long as Soviet puppets did if the US to get back home.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 8:32:52 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh boy. Vietnam again.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 8:33:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: dfwgator

We should pull them all out NOW. Let’s see if Karzai is even alive in 2 weeks! What a waste of American lives this last couple of years on Afghanistan has been!


11 posted on 03/15/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All

Personnally, I think the biggest mistake we made in Afghanistan under President Bush was to allow Afghan sovereignty. Until the Taliban was comepletely destroyed and gone, we should never have allowed an “Afghan government.” We definitly should not have allowed Karzai to be the leader. We conquered that country out of the national security needs of our own. We didn’t do it for gain, but security. However, we always fail to call what we did what it is. We conquered a “government” that was hostile to us and actively harbored those that harmed us on 911.

IF we leave there now, we will cause more rogue groups to go after us because we are perceived as weak. We have to be ready to do what is not a desireable thing. We have to go on an offensive posture in Afghanistan and make it clear that WE are in charge not Karzai and we WILL use all force necessary to supress insurrection.(this is fantasy of course - we don’t have the will to do this - even absent Mr. Obama)

Of course the rogue soldier that killed civilians MUST be tried by us quickly, but it MUST in accordance with American Military Law.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 8:36:30 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Everyone should read about the British retreat from Kabul in 1842.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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That guy has cross hairs on the back of his neck. I wonder what he’s thinking.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 8:37:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is going to turn into a mad rush for the exits. Who wants to be the last allied soldier killed in toiletstan?


15 posted on 03/15/2012 8:37:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I agree with Karzai.

Instead of having our armed troops sealing the eastern border of Afghanistan we should withdraw them and have our armed troops seal the southern border of the United States. Everybody wins!

16 posted on 03/15/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT by Gritty (It’s hard to win a war when you don’t have war aims - Mark Steyn)
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To: cunning_fish

Is Karzai still guarded by Americans? If so, first US troops withdrawn should be his security detail.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

All the way back to the USA seems fine to me.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 8:40:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, so they can become mortar fodder.

How about we pull back to Kuwait and then to the USA.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Given the current administration in Washington, who didn't see this coming?
FallofSaigon
20 posted on 03/15/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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