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2020-01-24 Afghanistan
Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out after Deal
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-24 07:20|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [394 views ]  Top

#1 I think better than 75% of US voters agree...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 07:38||   2020-01-24 07:38|| Front Page Top

#2 I agree with Herb and Andrew Bacevich on this. That's saying something.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 07:40||   2020-01-24 07:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Now it's 'Erbie this, an' 'Erbie that, and "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's Saviour of 'is Website when the pixels start to shoot
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 07:49||   2020-01-24 07:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Easy to trivialize an issue by bringing Herb into it. But the Stan is a total waste of American resources. We need to fucking leave.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 07:57||   2020-01-24 07:57|| Front Page Top

#5 Now, I don't disagree wit' your conclusion, guv'nah.

But - beggin' your pardon, Sir - 'twas you what brought 'Erb into it.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 08:06||   2020-01-24 08:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Herb is a resource here. He keeps us honest. I'd actually like to have a beer with Herb.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 08:17||   2020-01-24 08:17|| Front Page Top

#7 I don't disagree with Herb on all issues btw. We shouldn't be in the Nation-Building mission where the locals are too tribal and/or primitive to make it work. Go in when you have to, break things and people, and leave
Posted by Frank G 2020-01-24 08:23||   2020-01-24 08:23|| Front Page Top

#8 Yes but would you have some 'erb wif' your beer?
You may talk of gin and beer...
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 08:24||   2020-01-24 08:24|| Front Page Top

#9 No three cups of tea for me, though.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 08:26||   2020-01-24 08:26|| Front Page Top

#10 "Go in when you have to, break things and people, and leave." My position, exactly.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2020-01-24 08:27||   2020-01-24 08:27|| Front Page Top

#11 Punitive expedition w JDAMs works for me.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 08:29||   2020-01-24 08:29|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm PeeAye I saw people put salt in their beer. All the more reason to have a side water glass of Wild Turkey neat.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 08:30||   2020-01-24 08:30|| Front Page Top

#13 Tribalism sucks ass. No wonder dems like it so much.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 08:32||   2020-01-24 08:32|| Front Page Top

#14 Number Ten has it right. It's the 'staying on' that leads to debacle.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-24 08:32||   2020-01-24 08:32|| Front Page Top

#15 NB: That was a quote from my Warmonger NeoConning in #7
Posted by Frank G 2020-01-24 08:34||   2020-01-24 08:34|| Front Page Top

#16 Herb must be sleeping in today. We deserve a report on what he was drinking last night.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 08:50||   2020-01-24 08:50|| Front Page Top

#17 Keep a couple kill teams on standby in the region to go after the really motivated American haters and leave the rest of it to rot.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-01-24 09:30||   2020-01-24 09:30|| Front Page Top

#18 #17 Keep a couple kill teams on standby in the region to go after the really motivated American haters and leave the rest of it to rot.Posted by DarthVader


Don't forget to napalm and salt the poppy fields on the way out.
Posted by Thimp Clusort2035 2020-01-24 10:07||   2020-01-24 10:07|| Front Page Top

#19 Half of Americans want US troops out (of America) - except if they're used to disarm the other half of Americans.
Posted by Procopius2K 2020-01-24 10:20||   2020-01-24 10:20|| Front Page Top

#20 Ditto #7 and #10: Stay on to do what, exactly?
Posted by magpie 2020-01-24 10:34||   2020-01-24 10:34|| Front Page Top

#21 unless staying involves De-Islamification, (it never will), there's no reason to waste lives & treasure on neanderthals
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-01-24 13:00||   2020-01-24 13:00|| Front Page Top

#22 ^Tribalism, IMO, is genetic.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-01-24 13:07||   2020-01-24 13:07|| Front Page Top

#23 That’s a country that wants a lot of hunter-killer teams. The problem is that there is a cultural propensity to produce jihadis, and many of them will happily go from battleground to battleground like the Turkmen, etc that Turkey is currently moving from Syria to Libya. If we don’t want them to flow elsewhere, we need to keep Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for them.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-24 13:08||   2020-01-24 13:08|| Front Page Top

#24  we need to keep Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for them.

offer Pathans bounties for foreign jihadis.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-01-24 13:11||   2020-01-24 13:11|| Front Page Top

#25 Hello, what about the Afghan rare metals? That country has some of the world's richest deposits.

We sure as hell don't want the chinese getting them. Not to mention the jihadists. I have no solution simply pointing out a major issue.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-01-24 13:20||   2020-01-24 13:20|| Front Page Top

#26 Enough is enough. Either we stay, depopulate the place of people who annoy us and take what we want, or we leave. The only reason to be there should be our interest. I vote leave and spray the poppy fields with persistent nerve agents on the way out.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-01-24 13:39||   2020-01-24 13:39|| Front Page Top

#27 33% eh, well that's better than parts of Washington, Oregon, and California.

Should have built a superhighway from Karachi to Kabul.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-01-24 15:25||   2020-01-24 15:25|| Front Page Top

#28 They want US troops out but 300% increase in aid. Good luck with that.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 16:41||   2020-01-24 16:41|| Front Page Top

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