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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:00 am

The Soviet Union fought in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 and they had 15,000 dead, 470,000 sick and wounded, and it cost them $300 billion.

They killed more than 1,000,000 Afghans and injured many more and flattened the country.

Then Bush decides we will show them how it's done. Didn't we learn anything from the Soviets?

It's past time to bring our troops home and spend all that money at home where our own people are hurting big time.

Walter White

Lodi

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6 comments:

  • posted at 4:58 am on Sat, Nov 14, 2009.

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    No Daniel, I think that Bin Laden is a Saint.LOLPromises were made that Bin Laden would be captured and held accountable for the 911 conspiracy. I would like to see that happen.Also I have the personal unethical philosophy of, "If you kill one innocent person of ours, we will kill 20 innocent people of yours." This is my way of communicating a deterent to our enemies.

     
  • posted at 12:50 pm on Thu, Nov 12, 2009.

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    Deputy Chief: You don't believe the stories about Osama Bin Laden being an evil diabolical terrorist, do you?You don't believe that we are truly trying to capture him, do you?I thought they captured his body guards, and still, he got away.

     
  • posted at 12:43 pm on Thu, Nov 12, 2009.

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    Walter White: How old are you?Have you ever seen a US citizen protest a war before?Have you ever seen politicians making promises to bring our troops home from a war?

     
  • posted at 6:12 am on Thu, Nov 12, 2009.

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    The US has the means to win the Afghan war. It is not politically correct according to the UN to do it the manner of which we can accomplish this goal. The radical religious extremists have no ethics on how they fight the war, why should we?We should inform the Pakistani people to surrender Bin Laden within the next 30 days and if they don't, bomb and destroy the country including the innocent (they have no problem destroying their own innocent people). If the world (especially the terrorists) understood that the US will retaliate unethically in the same manner that they do business, then maybe they would think twice about conducting terrorist acts against the US.I know this sounds extremely simplistic and radical, but my feeling is that we need to respond swiftly and violently and then get out. Fighting the war within the UN guidlines against people who have ideals that killing the infedel is their goal is not winable.

     
  • posted at 1:24 am on Thu, Nov 12, 2009.

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    There are a few points to clear up Walter. First we don’t fight like the Soviet Union. Second Bush abandoned Afghanistan for his foray in Iraq. Nextwe have not supplied our troops with all the equipment needed to do the Job. For every soldier there should be 5 civilian construction workers to rebuild the infrastructure…General Petraeus has shown the US how to fighta counter insurgency war… It’s not done by shock and awe as Bush tried in Iraq…Had this been done the right way we would have been coming homeby now..

     
  • posted at 1:05 am on Thu, Nov 12, 2009.

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    Bad decision Walter,,,,but,,,at least you can make one.

     

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