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    Default US commits to more troops in Afghanistan

    US commits to more troops in Afghanistan

    By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer 1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    MUSCAT, Oman - The United States intends to send many more combat forces to Afghanistan next year, regardless of whether troop levels in Iraq are cut further this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

    It is the first time the Bush administration has made such a commitment for 2009.

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    Default Re: US commits to more troops in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by HBF View Post
    US commits to more troops in Afghanistan

    By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer 1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    MUSCAT, Oman - The United States intends to send many more combat forces to Afghanistan next year, regardless of whether troop levels in Iraq are cut further this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

    It is the first time the Bush administration has made such a commitment for 2009.
    I also looked at this article too:
    Don't 'pull an Iraq' in Afghanistan - Yahoo! News

    Disappointingly, US foreign-policy makers have embraced this false lesson. The politicians and think tank experts likely to guide the next administration's military policy seem to believe that if Americans only plan better, coordinate more, and master counter-insurgency doctrine, the country can succeed in future wars meant to build foreign governments.

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    Just why do we have to be the worlds policemen ? I don't like being in Iraq or that other place where Osama bin whoever is living either, but if we have to have troops there then let them do what they were trained for. Kill the enemy...Shoot first and let their god sort em out. Keep the politicians out of the military unless they weant to serve in it. Otherwise we pull out bring our troops home and give the countrys leaders this warning and only give it once.We have targeted all your major cities and the next terriosts who decides to blow up one of our embassies or decides they want to have a little fun by killing an American we will retiliate by sending in a random cruise missle to one of you cities picked at random.One American Interest and one cruise missle. Eye for an eye..seems like a fair trade to me.Good thing I ain't the prez. Why do we have all these so called high tech weapons if we can't use em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtball View Post
    Just why do we have to be the worlds policemen ? I don't like being in Iraq or that other place where Osama bin whoever is living either, but if we have to have troops there then let them do what they were trained for. Kill the enemy...Shoot first and let their god sort em out. Keep the politicians out of the military unless they weant to serve in it. Otherwise we pull out bring our troops home and give the countrys leaders this warning and only give it once.We have targeted all your major cities and the next terriosts who decides to blow up one of our embassies or decides they want to have a little fun by killing an American we will retiliate by sending in a random cruise missle to one of you cities picked at random.One American Interest and one cruise missle. Eye for an eye..seems like a fair trade to me.Good thing I ain't the prez. Why do we have all these so called high tech weapons if we can't use em?
    Amen to that brother! This is Washington D.C.'s war though. If it was ours, it would be over. Plus gas would be cheap. And the only language spoken, would be English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    Amen to that brother! This is Washington D.C.'s war though. If it was ours, it would be over. Plus gas would be cheap. And the only language spoken, would be English.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Seems like all the politicans can do is lose wars for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtball View Post
    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Seems like all the politicans can do is lose wars for us.
    Exept the one on the middle class. They seem to be doing o.k. in that war.

 

 

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