Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Get out of Afghanistan now

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

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

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

6 comments:

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

    Posts:

    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.

    Posts:

    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.

    Posts:

    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.

    Posts:

    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.

    Posts:

    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.

    Posts:

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

     

Recent Comments

Posted 8 hours ago by Mike Adams.

article: Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax

People are still going to buy as much gasoline as they did before....the republicans know it, big oil knows it...everyone knows it. Price …

More...

Posted 8 hours ago by Jeff Tillett.

article: Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax

So, like many of you, i was curious about this nefarious hidden tax, with such wide variation. So i did little bit of what i like to call &…

More...

Posted 9 hours ago by Jeff Tillett.

article: Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax

"Truck and automobile transportation is a fact of life in the Central Valley." Agreed. This transportation does need infrastructu…

More...

Posted 11 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax

Paglia: There is a 5th option, though a bit pricey. Of course you have heard of Tesla, they advertise 250-300 miles before a re-charge i…

More...

Posted 11 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Letter: Fed up with the fuel tax

I agree with Kevin if you want to save money on fuel drive less.

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists