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Franco
08-17-2012, 09:27 AM
A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.
http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2012/08/afghan_policeman_kills_2_us_se.html#incart_river_d efault

Obama and Romney have no plans for ending our disastorous policy in A'stan! So, remind me was it the Taliban that attacked us on 9/11. Al Qeda has moved on to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria and few other dumps in the mideast!.

ARay11
08-17-2012, 09:34 AM
do u think either side has a plan for our soldiers once they come home? thousands of troops unemployed makes for bad press.

huntinman
08-17-2012, 10:37 AM
A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.
http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2012/08/afghan_policeman_kills_2_us_se.html#incart_river_d efault

Obama and Romney have no plans for ending our disastorous policy in A'stan! So, remind me was it the Taliban that attacked us on 9/11. Al Qeda has moved on to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria and few other dumps in the mideast!.

What does Ron Paul suggest we do?

Franco
08-17-2012, 10:43 AM
What does Ron Paul suggest we do?

First, RP never suggested we invade A'stan or Iraq and rebuild those crap-holes. He was for bring OBL to justice. Given the current situation, he would say; "no more American lives and treasure wasted" on a bad Foreign Policy!

road kill
08-17-2012, 10:52 AM
First, RP never suggested we invade A'stan or Iraq and rebuild those crap-holes. He was for bring OBL to justice. Given the current situation, he would say; "no more American lives and treasure wasted" on a bad Foreign Policy!
That's great, but the question was;



What does Ron Paul suggest we do?

huntinman
08-17-2012, 10:52 AM
First, RP never suggested we invade A'stan or Iraq and rebuild those crap-holes. He was for bring OBL to justice. Given the current situation, he would say; "no more American lives and treasure wasted" on a bad Foreign Policy!

Now, if you RP supporters could have just gotten him some votes... you could enact his policy. Unfortunately, you will just have to be satisfied with him being a footnote in history...

Franco
08-17-2012, 11:07 AM
Now, if you RP supporters could have just gotten him some votes... you could enact his policy. Unfortunately, you will just have to be satisfied with him being a footnote in history...

RP may have lost the beauty contest but his message lives on and the movement he created is only getting bigger!

huntinman
08-17-2012, 11:10 AM
RP may have lost the beauty contest but his message lives on and the movement he created is only getting bigger!

Ok. if you say so...

M&K's Retrievers
08-17-2012, 11:28 AM
RP may have lost the beauty contest but his message lives on and the movement he created is only getting bigger!

As do all the bills he passed. Yawn. :rolleyes:

BonMallari
08-17-2012, 11:35 AM
everyone wants out of A'stan...now getting out without getting a bunch of guys killed is another feat in itself...First they have to cut off financial aid to crooks like Karzaid, then we need to draw down the troops but in a safe military thought out way...and although it may seem of no consequence to many, you have to do it and try and save face or its Viet Nam all over again....we didnt come in overnite and you cant expect to leave overnite...

Franco
08-17-2012, 11:52 AM
everyone wants out of A'stan...now getting out without getting a bunch of guys killed is another feat in itself...First they have to cut off financial aid to crooks like Karzaid, then we need to draw down the troops but in a safe military thought out way...and although it may seem of no consequence to many, you have to do it and try and save face or its Viet Nam all over again....we didnt come in overnite and you cant expect to leave overnite...

I'm not convinced that everyone wants out, looks like MK, Huntinman and Romney prefer the status quo.

I understand that the exit stratery needs to be one where we take the least amount of casualties. But that stratergy doesn't take years. The people in A'stan will get the government they deserve when we depart(if ever) and saving face is the least of my concerns. I just don't want us wasting more American lives in a futile war that has little to do with terrorism.

Cody Covey
08-17-2012, 12:28 PM
I'm not convinced that everyone wants out, looks like MK, Huntinman and Romney prefer the status quo.

I understand that the exit stratery needs to be one where we take the least amount of casualties. But that stratergy doesn't take years. The people in A'stan will get the government they deserve when we depart(if ever) and saving face is the least of my concerns. I just don't want us wasting more American lives in a futile war that has little to do with terrorism.
This is a war that can't be won. What do people see as the good outcome from this? We have been there 9 years now? And with little progress and allied military still being killed on a semi-regular basis. I say pull out and leave them to fend for themselves. Unless we are going to take the country over (which we obviously won't, and shouldn't) than we just need to leave ASAP. I clearly wasn't alive during Vietnam but what did we need to pull out gradually for to "save face". Who are we trying to save here, American Military lives or our good standing with the world (which we have little).

road kill
08-17-2012, 12:29 PM
I'm not convinced that everyone wants out, looks like MK, Huntinman and Romney prefer the status quo.

I understand that the exit stratery needs to be one where we take the least amount of casualties. But that stratergy doesn't take years. The people in A'stan will get the government they deserve when we depart(if ever) and saving face is the least of my concerns. I just don't want us wasting more American lives in a futile war that has little to do with terrorism.
I beleive that we should leave that place TONIGHT!!!

I beleive going there in the first place was a monumental blunder.
I have never waivered on this issue.

duckheads
08-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Ruusia was there for what 20 yrs and not much has changed. Get our men and women out of that country!

huntinman
08-17-2012, 12:42 PM
I'm not convinced that everyone wants out, looks like MK, Huntinman and Romney prefer the status quo.

I understand that the exit stratery needs to be one where we take the least amount of casualties. But that stratergy doesn't take years. The people in A'stan will get the government they deserve when we depart(if ever) and saving face is the least of my concerns. I just don't want us wasting more American lives in a futile war that has little to do with terrorism.

As usual, Franco, you are wrong again. I have many of those soldiers as clients. I live very near Fort Campbell and our area has suffered many casualties from these wars. I pesonally know people who are missing limbs, who have lost family members, and have other maladies that come from war.

I want it to end as soon as possible. However, I do not subscribe to a wholesale retreat. Nor do I think the current policy of leaving our men shorthanded in the face of danger for the sake of politics, ala Obama is a sound one. We need to get our people out of there in the safest way possible. But I think that shoud be left to the Generals to decide, not an idiot politician whose favorite memory is filling his car in high school with pot smoke. Choom Gang is not a military strike force.

menmon
08-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Franco...you want get an argument from me on Afganistan. Stupidddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!