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Ron Paul: Current Afghanistan Policy is Unsustainable

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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The only politician in Washington to speak the truth at all times.

Ron Paul.




posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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"If we truly knew who we were fighting the war would be over."

Well tell that to the military planners from the Vietnam War, or Russo-Japanese war, or even the Revolutionary War.

Having a superior force and a defined enemy does not equate to victory, it's still very easy to muck it up! What Congressman Paul fails to take into account here is that this is in fact a military operation. You Americans see everything so black and white when it comes to war. Which is tragic coming from a country that used insurgent tactics to gain your independence.

What you need to do is be adaptive, change your tactics and not have such a defeatist attitude. If you all think you are going to loose, of course you are!

Take it from us Brits, we've fought some really strange wars, and given as good as we've gotten or better with only a few exceptions.

This war isn't over yet and NATO still can win it if they are adaptive and stop playing politics with it.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Afghanistan is a lost cause. There was a reason that Alexander the Great did not take what is now Afghanistan.

1. The terrain is hell, mountainous regions pockmarked with caves.

2. A populace that is fragmented and only interested in their own independence. Frankly the Taliban had no real control over Afghanistan either, the only reason they seemed like they were in power is because they kept out of the hair of the tribal lords and the warlords.

3. A booming drug trade, this is a renewable cash cow for whoever rules over the poppy fields.



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