Afghan troop levels top agenda in Obama-Karzai talks

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americanguy wrote:

So what happened to the 11 year US policy of “We are guests, not occupiers. When Afghanistan asks us to leave, we will leave”.
That has been the policy since day one. GW Bush said it many times.
Afghanistan asked us to leave years ago.
So why are we still there?

Jan 11, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

You are playing checkers with the lives of American soldiers you stupid SOB. Quit letting the that third world lunatic dictate how he “will let us” help him. Pull them ALL out NOW. We have absolutely NO reason to be there. If pulling out now will cause a power vacuum and destabilize the region let Russian deal with it-again. It is their back yard not ours.

Jan 11, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
BillDexter wrote:

“prevent a slide back into chaos”

Vilifying “Bush’s illegal war” aside, a power vacuum in Afghanistan always invites the worst of human nature. I have heard personal accounts from servicemen who have served there and brutality seems always one heartbeat away for the civilians. I am not agreeing with American policy there, but it breaks my heart that the children there have to live like they do. I don’t have a better idea than to try to chase off the thugs.

Jan 11, 2013 12:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Afghans are resilient and need little resources for their sustenance.

It’s the addicted that cann’t let go the habit.

With every day progressing, this war highlights adminstration’s incompetency of unable to wind-down the war – an expense that we can no longer afford.

Jan 11, 2013 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
justinolcb wrote:

wait – does Hillary have her memory back yet?

Jan 11, 2013 5:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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