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View Poll Results: Should the US "Stay the Course" In Afghanistan?
Yes. 22 73.33%
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

All of a sudden, the pop media is reporting that Americans have "turned against" the war in Afghanistan. I'm skeptical...I know the media is TELLING me that I'm now against the War, but I'm not. I think it's where we need to be right now, and McChrystal's surge is righteous, IMO.

Anyway, on the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, please chime in on your opinion of the legitimacy of our efforts there:
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

Yes, and I think we need to send even more troops. The Taliban needs to be destroyed, plain and simple. If it takes decades, so be it.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

The Taliban can't be destroyed...they'll just find somewhere else to set up shop. The reality is, we don't have UN backing...and never will. There are too many cowards and/or corrupt officials in the UN for us to ever have the necessary backing/support to completely eradicate the Taliban.

That being said, that doesn't mean we should quit fighting the good fight. One of my beefs with "W" was that his focus was so hardcore on Iraq...when we needed a lot more support in Afghanni. Move the focus to Afghan, keep a stabilizing/launching force in Iraq and continue on!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

We will certainly need to from stronger coalitions in countries where the Taliban sets up shop...now they are moving to places like Yemen. But as yo are right to point out, they still have a stronghold in Af/Pak and that's where we need to focus our attention for now.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

I voted yes but I have one caveat.


TAKE THE DAMN POLITICALY CORRECT HANDCUFFS OFF!


For those of us who have seen combat ( in the new era of PC ) we know how many "rules" there are when engageing and fighting the enemy. The scale is NOT balanced and it is not fair to our troops who put thier ass on the line.

And one other thing. When the government commits to a war it should NOT half ass its way through it. GIVE THE TROOPS THE SUPPLIES THAT THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL! Our soldiers should not be writing home and asking thier parents to get them replacement boots, kevlar jackets and helmets!


And oh yea.............. the UN can get fuct!




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Old 10-07-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

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I voted yes but I have one caveat.


TAKE THE DAMN POLITICALY CORRECT HANDCUFFS OFF!


For those of us who have seen combat ( in the new era of PC ) we know how many "rules" there are when engageing and fighting the enemy. The scale is NOT balanced and it is not fair to our troops who put thier ass on the line.

And one other thing. When the government commits to a war it should NOT half ass its way through it. GIVE THE TROOPS THE SUPPLIES THAT THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL! Our soldiers should not be writing home and asking thier parents to get them replacement boots, kevlar jackets and helmets!


And oh yea.............. the UN can get fuct!




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My thoughts exactly...you cant make war "fair". Fair wars last longer. Its more humane to take off the gloves and win quickly...fewer people die.

Send in more troops, eradicate the enemy and send a message to future would be islamic fundamentalists. If you want to find out what awaits a martyr in heaven, we will be happy to oblige.
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

We need to blow em back to the stone age in a flurry and get it over with.
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

You know the Taliban is Iran's enemy. This might be another of those grinding wars where we just have a presence to threaten Iran. You also have Iraq on the other side squeezing them too.
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

The war on terror will never end, unfortunately. There are too many crazy people that hate our country. Killing yourself for Allah is what some of these clowns live for, ironically. They will never stop trying to kill, kidnap or torture Americans.
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Default Re: Straw Poll: War in Afghanistan

I voted YES and agree with Hamer of the Gods caveat!

We should never leave a job undone but at the same time we can't send our troops in blind or lacking detailed plans to end it!
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