Afghans say total U.S. pullout would trigger disaster

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Robert76 wrote:

I really don’t see much options other than total pull-out. The Afghan govt condemns out attempts to hunt down and kill the terrorists who attack members of both governments. They need to figure out that they cannot have it both ways. They either want us there or they don’t. Too many of our fine young men and women are being wounded or killed to support a government that keeps speaking out against us. It is time to bring our military home, and cut the purse strings. They don’t appreciate our efforts, and we could certainly use the money better at home.

Jan 09, 2013 8:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Then PAY THE U.S.A. to stay there!

Jan 09, 2013 8:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Blackorpheus wrote:

Afghan lawmakers? Poll the Afghan people. Simply put: There is no viable reason for the US to continue its fruitless, murderous, incomprehensibly costly war in Afghanistan. Pull out now.

Jan 09, 2013 8:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

Of course the Afghans running the current government for us do not want us to leave. Their checks would stop. Their guards would no longer be there. What a silly observation!

The USA is not here to provide funding for an artificial structure few Afghans want. Let Dick Cheney and the others who believe it is so important pick up a gun themselves and get over there. They can pay for it out of their health care and retirement funds, not mine. We cannot afford anything more for west Asia.

Jan 09, 2013 11:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

gregbrew56: Agree – they better hire some security contractors and the like.

Jan 10, 2013 1:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
OneOfTheSheep wrote:

I’m with gregbrew56!

We’ve had nothing but complaints and betrayal from the “leader” of this excuse for a country in return for much risk, much blood and countless dollars. Kinds like the kid whose family scrimps and saves to send to college that then parties all the time and flunks out.

When people pay for what they need they take a lot better care of it and have a lot better chance at self-sufficiency in the long run. But we need to pass on the FULL COST! No “bargains”.

Jan 10, 2013 1:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
John2244 wrote:

Obama needs some realpolitik lessons from the 60′s & 70′s.

1. We cannot leave Afghanistan without losing our investment of a decade and 1000′s of lives. I don’t care about the Taliban overrunning the country – but I do care about Al Qaeda coming back.

2. Karzai cannot give US soldiers immunity. His weak hold on power will collapse and the government will fall.

The US needs to unilaterally take over a large air force base and force a”lease” from Afghanistan. This will be US soil, drones can work and the Afghan military can request US aid when needed with individual immunity clauses. This is what we did in Eastern Europe. Its a bit like how stuck in the Panama Canal and Gitmo and parts of Korea.

Its time to get creative.

Jan 11, 2013 5:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
CMEBARK wrote:

I agree with usagadfly. Let the Bush people who got us into this go fight this mess they created.
When history is written it not be kind to the Bush administration.

Jan 11, 2013 6:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
raptor666 wrote:

….after 11/12 years… thousands of lost lives…tens of thousands of wounded and crippled soldiers and hundreds of billions of dollars…
these powder puffs can not protect themselves?… well…so be it… they need to die…and what ever replaces them will be….an improvement.

Jan 11, 2013 8:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

The installed government of vietnam also had a hard time letting go of the money they were paid by the US. These guys have a nice income from being the propped up representatives of the United States, of course they want us to stay. It’s all just good business.

Jan 11, 2013 10:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

This is not the stock market. You don’t throw good money after bad to try and make it work. We are talking about American lives. The “American sacrifices will be meaningless if we pull out” argument is about the most ridiculous and idiotic statement I have ever heard. Same old lie argument used to keep our guys and gals in Vietnam, and we all know how that turned out.
The Afghans only want us to stay so they can get revenge on our troops and kill them. Example: the shootings of US troops by Afghan police and troops. It is the Muslim way.

Jan 11, 2013 12:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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