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2019-05-11 Afghanistan
War In Afghanistan Can Be Sustained: McMaster
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6491 views ]  Top

#1 Oh boy, I can't wait to spend another decade at war so that our military industrial complex can profit.

Harrumph harrumph! Gentlemen, we must protect our phoney baloney jobs! Harrumph harrumph!
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-05-11 00:40||   2019-05-11 00:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Not our problem anymore - declare victory or whatever and GTFO.
Posted by Raj 2019-05-11 05:27||   2019-05-11 05:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Sustain? Yes.
Win? Not with the current tactics.

Soldiers going into Afghanistan today weren't even born yet when the conflict started.

Seriously, what the fuck are we still doing there?
Posted by DarthVader 2019-05-11 10:23||   2019-05-11 10:23|| Front Page Top

#4 War In Afghanistan Can Be Sustained

OK can. But should?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-05-11 11:43||   2019-05-11 11:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Seriously, what the fuck are we still doing there?

Anyone who ways "nation building" gets a smack.
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-11 12:04||   2019-05-11 12:04|| Front Page Top

#6 From the article:

Americans should view the war in Afghanistan as essentially an "insurance policy" against what could happen in the country, McMaster said, adding that the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government would forfeit a region known as Khorasan to jihadi groups.

"They’re trying to establish these emirates," he said. "And then stitch these emirates together into a caliphate in which they force people to live under their brutal regime and then export terror to attack their near enemies, Arab states, Israel, and the far enemies, Europe and the Unitd States.”

President Obama pulled out of Iraq, and ISIS sprang up. Then we had to go back because the locals were not capable of pulling together to stop them.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-11 23:58||   2019-05-11 23:58|| Front Page Top

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