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2021-04-20 Afghanistan
Afghanistan: 9 Killed in Security Incidents in 24 Hours
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Posted by trailing wife 2021-04-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [259 views ]  Top
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#1 Our troops are supposed to be out by May via a Trump plan. Slow Joe extended that to Sept 11. Any dead US troops between May and September could easily have been prevented and those deaths at the hands of the Taliban will be enabled by Biden who according to NYT ignored the Generals on this.
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2021-04-20 00:20||   2021-04-20 00:20|| Front Page Top

#2 Countless troops' deaths, maimings, and mental problems could have been prevented by Dubya, Obama, and Trump (despite his call to yank troops out of that place...what took him so long?).
Posted by Clem 2021-04-20 00:23||   2021-04-20 00:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Walmart, Depot, Target, bringing democracy to AFG takes time, but we were SO CLOSE !
Posted by Besoeker 2021-04-20 00:29||   2021-04-20 00:29|| Front Page Top

#4 In the words of Agent 86, "missed it by THAT much!"
Posted by Clem 2021-04-20 05:58||   2021-04-20 05:58|| Front Page Top

#5  and Trump (despite his call to yank troops out of that place...what took him so long?).

The generals not only dragged their feet but actively lied to President Trump about the situation over there and what it would take to close down operations — and snickered about it, to their media friends, Clem dear.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-04-20 09:25||   2021-04-20 09:25|| Front Page Top

#6 To their credit, the command there reduced the US footprint and improved security quite a bit from the peak of the early Obama years. From 2009-2012 we lost an average of about 350 soldiers a year there. During the Trump years, we lost about 20 per year.

The command thought the continued presence would help them improve the Afghan forces.

What remains to be seen is whether the Afghan Govt can survive on its own.

Posted by Lord Garth 2021-04-20 09:44||   2021-04-20 09:44|| Front Page Top

#7 Bush pretty much declared victory and started to leave and move the war to Iraq, where logistics were better, location more strategic, and chance of actually winning arguably higher. Then his opposition 'convinced' him that Afghanistan was the only acceptable war theatre so we stayed in both places.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-04-20 10:13||   2021-04-20 10:13|| Front Page Top

#8 O-butthole called Afghanistan "the good fight."
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-04-20 10:25||   2021-04-20 10:25|| Front Page Top

#9 Why do I have a sneaky suspicion Biden is quietly moving US assets into Ukraine?
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-04-20 10:27||   2021-04-20 10:27|| Front Page Top

#10 George W. Bush describes today's Republican Party as 'isolationist and nativist' and warns US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will expose women to 'brutal' Taliban
Posted by Skidmark 2021-04-20 11:18||   2021-04-20 11:18|| Front Page Top

#11 Then pick up a damned rifle and go help those exposed women. Not that he would ever dirty his hands, the bastard.
Posted by Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums 2021-04-20 12:18||   2021-04-20 12:18|| Front Page Top

#12 It's Afghanistan, Dubbya. No exposed women there.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-04-20 15:05||   2021-04-20 15:05|| Front Page Top

#13 I have a very hard time no patience at all with all the "R2P" crap when the US government not only allows but encourages and abets child trafficking and exploitation at the border with Mexico and the destruction of US citizens' property in all the "peaceful protests."
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-04-20 16:56||   2021-04-20 16:56|| Front Page Top

#14 Body count not close to Chicago, et.al.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-04-20 22:16||   2021-04-20 22:16|| Front Page Top

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