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    Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    The Wall Street Journal reports that more than 7,000 U.S. troops will start to be pulled out of Aghanistan "in the coming weeks."

    President Donald Trump is reportedly considering pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, hard on the heels of yesterday's announced draw-down in Syria. Washington was already in a tizzy about the abrupt manner of the Syria announcement, and seems to be greeting these early reports of Afghanistan in the same way. But ending these two drawn-out, expensive wars is the right thing to do. There's only so much good money, men, and materiel you can throw after bad.
    It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    This is great news, imo. "Bring the boys back home."
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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    This is great news, imo. "Bring the boys back home."
    totally agreed that we need to lower our military footprint in these regions. (my brother did several tours in that god-forsaken hell-hole)

    but i have a feeling this is going to reach maximum fubar with trump calling the shots.
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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    This is great news, imo. "Bring the boys back home."
    I thought the administration had announced that they had directed the U.S. ambassador to contact the Taliban about negotiations. I can tell you one thing, if the U.S. hints at a pullout, NATO countries with troops in Afghanistan will race the U.S. to the door.
    The explicit premise of the film Charlie Wilson's War was that we had to stay engaged to help Afghanistan modernize and stabilize its country once the Soviets pulled out. Well, we have been living that "dream" for nigh on two decades. You can't modernize that country. They don't want to be modern.
    When the last U.S. soldier leaves, I wish he'd post a sign telling the Taliban "It's all yours, suckers. Have a nice time fighting other Afghans. Don't let us catch you hosting international terrorists or we'll come back and bomb you back to the stone age, and next time, we won't stay and fix anything. We'll just kick you in the scrotum and watch you squirm."

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Too many lives, no clear objective, too tribal for thousands of years...not worth it other than the lithium for our batteries to power our phones and computers.

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Again, our reason for being there ended long ago IMO.
    As for Syria, we should never have gone there in the first place.


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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    I agree with this move.

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Right after Trump pulls out is when he pays the recipient to not tell anyone, right?

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Right after Trump pulls out is when he pays the recipient to not tell anyone, right?
    Well, heíll deny he pulled out, blame it on the media then pony up before he meets with evangelicals...no need to rub their noses in it.


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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    For someone who has been to Afghanistan and actually fought over there, I say itís about time.

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJama17 View Post
    For someone who has been to Afghanistan and actually fought over there, I say it’s about time.
    I was there is 2001 and I agree.
    Good money after bad at this point.

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    I was there is 2001 and I agree.
    Good money after bad at this point.
    The initial goal in going there has been achieved - under Obamaís presidency, no less. It didnít happen in Afghanistan thanks to shrub, but itís done and we should burn all the poppy fields on our way out.


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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by twofbyc View Post
    The initial goal in going there has been achieved - under Obama’s presidency, no less. It didn’t happen in Afghanistan thanks to shrub, but it’s done and we should burn all the poppy fields on our way out.
    I think the initial objective (eject the Taliban from power because they refused to handover bin Laden) was accomplished by December 2001, but killing bin Laden was nice as well. Sometimes I wish we had not dropped his sorry carcass into the ocean but had buried him face down with a severed pig's phallus shoved up his rectum, but that site would have become a shrine for moslems, so dropping his sorry carcass into the ocean is a good 2nd best solution.

    On a related note, I liked Obama's decision to have SEALs shoot Somali pirates in the head on Easter Sunday.

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    Re: Reason: It Looks Like Trump Is About to Pull the U.S. Out of Afghanistan, Too

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    I think the initial objective (eject the Taliban from power because they refused to handover bin Laden) was accomplished by December 2001, but killing bin Laden was nice as well. Sometimes I wish we had not dropped his sorry carcass into the ocean but had buried him face down with a severed pig's phallus shoved up his rectum, but that site would have become a shrine for moslems, so dropping his sorry carcass into the ocean is a good 2nd best solution.

    On a related note, I liked Obama's decision to have SEALs shoot Somali pirates in the head on Easter Sunday.
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