U.S. death toll in Afghanistan passes 2,000 as new dangers arise
Posted: 22 August 2012 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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And what’s it been for?

http://mobile.seattletimes.com/story/today/2018963854/track-.-.-./

Nearly nine years passed before U.S. forces reached their first 1,000 dead in the war. The second 1,000 came just 27 months later, a testament to the intensity of fighting prompted by President Obama’s decision to send 33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2010, a policy known as the surge.

To save the world from weapons of mass destruction?

To save Afghanistan from itself?
http://costsofwar.org/article/afghan-civilians

For what? To improve our own weapons?

Oh yea, to protect our democracy.


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Posted: 22 August 2012 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 22 August 2012 11:10 AM

And what’s it been for?

To show the Russians and the Greeks that you are not sissies like them? Or maybe it was the lithium. If you don’t take it, the Chinese will.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 22 August 2012 11:10 AM

And what’s it been for?

http://mobile.seattletimes.com/story/today/2018963854/track-.-.-./

Nearly nine years passed before U.S. forces reached their first 1,000 dead in the war. The second 1,000 came just 27 months later, a testament to the intensity of fighting prompted by President Obama’s decision to send 33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2010, a policy known as the surge.

To save the world from weapons of mass destruction?

To save Afghanistan from itself?
http://costsofwar.org/article/afghan-civilians

For what? To improve our own weapons?

Oh yea, to protect our democracy.


Rah, rah, I know, wave that flag and don’t think about it.
downer  hmmm  sick  downer

Total waste of lives and resources.

We have never made any difference there, and we never should have dropped the ball back in ‘02.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 22 August 2012 11:10 AM

And what’s it been for?

http://mobile.seattletimes.com/story/today/2018963854/track-.-.-./

Nearly nine years passed before U.S. forces reached their first 1,000 dead in the war. The second 1,000 came just 27 months later, a testament to the intensity of fighting prompted by President Obama’s decision to send 33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2010, a policy known as the surge.

To save the world from weapons of mass destruction?

To save Afghanistan from itself?
http://costsofwar.org/article/afghan-civilians

For what? To improve our own weapons?

Oh yea, to protect our democracy.


Rah, rah, I know, wave that flag and don’t think about it.
downer  hmmm  sick  downer

Total waste of lives and resources.

We have never made any difference there, and we never should have dropped the ball back in ‘02.

I can’t argue with you about this.  The problem, now, is that neither the President nor the Presidential contender can currently advocate immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, for fear of appearing to the masses as being weak on defense, and thus risk losing the election because of it.  Hopefully Obama will be re-elected, as he will then be in a position to end this insanity.  I think Romney would be more likely to keep it going, as he, at least theoretically, would be more inclined to support the military-industrial complex’s continued financial benefits from never-ending war.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No one has won a war in Afganistan since Alexander the Great tried and decided India offered better pickings, appaently the US politicians don’t learn from history.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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garythehuman - 23 August 2012 10:38 AM

No one has won a war in Afganistan since Alexander the Great tried and decided India offered better pickings, appaently the US politicians don’t learn from history.

That seems to be our M.O.  confused

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Posted: 23 August 2012 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TimB - 22 August 2012 05:19 PM

I can’t argue with you about this.  The problem, now, is that neither the President nor the Presidential contender can currently advocate immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, for fear of appearing to the masses as being weak on defense,

This makes for an especially bitter pill to swallow, because the majority of Americans are against the war, or completely apathetic towards it.

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mid atlantic - 23 August 2012 04:17 PM
TimB - 22 August 2012 05:19 PM

I can’t argue with you about this.  The problem, now, is that neither the President nor the Presidential contender can currently advocate immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, for fear of appearing to the masses as being weak on defense,

This makes for an especially bitter pill to swallow, because the majority of Americans are against the war, or completely apathetic towards it.

Yeah, sometimes irony is a real bitch.

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