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2020-02-29 Afghanistan
U.S. and Taliban sign troop withdrawal deal
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Posted by Fred 2020-02-29 12:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6653 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban 

#1 The deep state will fight this every step of the way. They interpret this as a threat and a betrayal and will react accordingly. I wouldn't be surprised if they did everything in their power, up to and including serious felonies, to sabotage the deal. War profiteering and and keeping troops on Iran's border are just too important.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-29 12:38||   2020-02-29 12:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Trillions wasted, so many lives lost. It boggles my mind that there are Americans that are all-in for going to war with Iran, a MUCH richer, populous and organized country.

Ask them to fight themselves, everyone will be all out of it within a minute.

Wars not worth winning aren't worth fighting. There's nothing for the US in Afghanistan to "win" - the only goal of the war has been to salvage American reputation and leave for the longest time.

This agreement allows the US some face saving and a way to leave, the Afghan government will be sacrificed but they aren't providing us with anything worth the trouble.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-29 12:49||   2020-02-29 12:49|| Front Page Top

#3 So, Herb, what would our defense establishment (if any) look like if you had your way? Would you thwart the ambitions of Islam, China, etc. on the soccer fields of suburbia and project basketball courts? On social media? With debate teams? Voluntary associations of gangstas and demobbed cartel soldiers? Mutant superheros? Neighborhood shooting clubs?

Rights and wrongs aside, what's your sense of the domestic scene, absent masses of combat vets younger than last-just-war plus twenty?
Posted by Menhadden Snore8096 2020-02-29 14:37||   2020-02-29 14:37|| Front Page Top

#4 Who gets to wear the brown leather flight jacket and give the mission accomplished speech? Will it have a 🌈 patch?
Posted by Glomomble Squank1582 2020-02-29 16:16||   2020-02-29 16:16|| Front Page Top

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