Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: U.S.

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bates148 wrote:

Regroup and get ready for Iran. That is the real strategy.

Nov 29, 2012 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

Continuing the US war in Afghanistan is simply unacceptable. The answer is “no” and it is an emphatic “no”. It is against the will of the People and against the interests of the People.

It is high time the Obama administration listened to the people who have elected him. Twice! If we had wanted Romney and his wars we would have chosen him. If we wanted Israeli wars, we would have chosen him as the Israelis and their pet political lobby did.

Stop trying to be Romney, or Bush. We want something very, very different. Get us out of ALL of Asia, and do it now. Pay the people, not the banks.

Nov 29, 2012 9:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

“..battling the group would be a core U.S. mission there for years to come..”

What a waste.

Public is sick of this spending. Just wrap-up please.

Nov 29, 2012 9:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

Let Me get this straight
There are 66,000 allied troops in Afghanistan,But there are only 100 Al Qaeda fighters left. I find that hard to believe.
You would be lucky to find 100 people in Afghanistan that are truthfully Pro American. If You did find Them, I bet they would all be Women. The Afghan people hate America,The Pakistanis Hate America. as a matter of fact. There are at least twenty countries in Asia,the Middle East,and Africa where masses of Religion of Peacers constantly gather to burn The American flag and Scream death to America.We are not talking a handful of bad apple extremist, We are tailking thousands and thousands of screaming jihadis that want to kill us.
This War is not Over, and it never will be.
They will not stop ever. Does everyone understand that.
This will come down to the survival of Our Civilization.

Nov 29, 2012 10:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cleveland2012 wrote:

Panetta has a lot wrong. First of all, you do not need money to fight a war and win. Look at the Taliban. You just need good leaders and guts. Karzai and Allen seem to have other things on their minds.

Karzai will be in Dubai soon, on a permanent basis, not just most of the time, like now.

Secondly, all the fat contractors and scumball corruption that goes on everyday in Afghanistan while the folks back in the US ignore the war(s) needs to come to a halt. Making Pakistanis hate our guts for flying drones over their country and killing bystanders all the time does not bode well for our future. Panetta, etc, thinks permanent war is just fine and dandy. On the contrary, it is retarded.

A cut down Pentagon will eliminate a lot of senseless waste and senseless killing. WW II only lasted about 4 years. Panetta, etc, have had about 12 to say they accomplished something. And then there is all this tripe about a strategic pivot like it is all a Basketball game. Time is up.

Nov 29, 2012 11:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cleveland2012 wrote:

Panetta has a lot wrong. First of all, you do not need money to fight a war and win. Look at the Taliban. You just need good leaders and guts. Karzai and Allen seem to have other things on their minds.

Karzai will be in Dubai soon, on a permanent basis, not just most of the time, like now.

Secondly, all the fat contractors and scumball corruption that goes on everyday in Afghanistan while the folks back in the US ignore the war(s) needs to come to a halt. Making Pakistanis hate our guts for flying drones over their country and killing bystanders all the time does not bode well for our future. Panetta, etc, thinks permanent war is just fine and dandy. On the contrary, it is retarded.

A cut down Pentagon will eliminate a lot of senseless waste and senseless killing. WW II only lasted about 4 years. Panetta, etc, have had about 12 to say they accomplished something. And then there is all this tripe about a strategic pivot like it is all a Basketball game. Time is up.

Nov 29, 2012 11:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cleveland2012 wrote:

Panetta has a lot wrong. First of all, you do not need money to fight a war and win. Look at the Taliban. You just need good leaders and guts. Karzai and Allen seem to have other things on their minds.

Karzai will be in Dubai soon, on a permanent basis, not just most of the time, like now.

Secondly, all the fat contractors and scumball corruption that goes on everyday in Afghanistan while the folks back in the US ignore the war(s) needs to come to a halt. Making Pakistanis hate our guts for flying drones over their country and killing bystanders all the time does not bode well for our future. Panetta, etc, thinks permanent war is just fine and dandy. On the contrary, it is retarded.

A cut down Pentagon will eliminate a lot of senseless waste and senseless killing. WW II only lasted about 4 years. Panetta, etc, have had about 12 to say they accomplished something. And then there is all this tripe about a strategic pivot like it is all a Basketball game. Time is up.

Nov 29, 2012 11:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cleveland2012 wrote:

Panetta has a lot wrong. First of all, you do not need money to fight a war and win. Look at the Taliban. You just need good leaders and guts. Karzai and Allen seem to have other things on their minds.

Karzai will be in Dubai soon, on a permanent basis, not just most of the time, like now.

Secondly, all the fat contractors and scumball corruption that goes on everyday in Afghanistan while the folks back in the US ignore the war(s) needs to come to a halt. Making Pakistanis hate our guts for flying drones over their country and killing bystanders all the time does not bode well for our future. Panetta, etc, thinks permanent war is just fine and dandy. On the contrary, it is retarded.

A cut down Pentagon will eliminate a lot of senseless waste and senseless killing. WW II only lasted about 4 years. Panetta, etc, have had about 12 to say they accomplished something. And then there is all this tripe about a strategic pivot like it is all a Basketball game. Time is up.

Nov 29, 2012 11:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeBrown wrote:

Maybe Al Qaeda is trying to regain a foothold in Afghanistan in order to attack the American forces there. Maybe the American forces in Afghanistan are attracting jihadis who want to fight Westerners, Americans in particular, the same as happened in Iraq.

Why not pull all Western military forces out of Afghanistan and allow the Afghans (either the national army or the local warlords) to fight any remnant of Al Qaeda; Al Qaeda are mostly foreigners and Afghans don’t like foreigners in their country.

Nov 30, 2012 12:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
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