Originally posted by ausername
reply to post by MrWendal
Leaving Afghanistan now would be the defeat of the USA
How so? We went into Afghanistan to capture or kill Bin Laden. That job is done, that mission accomplished.
and would be celebrated throughout the region and in most of the Muslim world.
So what? Let them celebrate. Is it worth dying for to stop people from celebrating a withdrawl from a place your mission is already accomplished?
It would allow the Taliban to eventually regain power,
The US put them in power to begin with! So it was good then but not now? Again I say, so what!? We are not the Policeman of the world. Fact is, the
Taliban did not attack us on 9/11 and the only reason they attack troops now is because we are there. If we left, they have no Air Force to attack us.
They have no Navy to attack us. They would not be able to attack us.
This is very simple... so let me put this into simple terms. If you came on my property, and I punched you in the face for doing so, it would be
common sense to just not come on my property. You can end the violence by simply staying off my property...which you have no business being on to
and the brutality to women and the oppression would resume,
Again... so what? Do you think there are not other Countries that oppress women? Fact is, there are many Countries that oppress women where brutality
against women is common place....and the US gives aid to those Countries. The world does not hate us for our freedoms, they hate us for our
hypocrisy... there is a difference.
If brutality against women is the only measure to invasion of a Country explain to me why we are not in the Congo where women are raped at an
unprecedented rate. Why are we not in Saudi Arabia? Why are we not in Nepal? Why are we not in Darfur? Why are we not in Guatemala? Why are we not in
Mali? Sorry but your argument about saving the women holds no water. It is a poor excuse and will continue to be a poor excuse as long as we turn a
blind eye to these other Countries where women have it just as bad if not worse than those in Afghanistan!
Afghanistan would quickly return to being what it was before 9/11. And will possibly be worse.
Again.... so what? Afghanistan did not attack us on 9/11. The Taliban did not attack us on 9/11. You are correct that Afghanistan may be worse than it
was prior to 9/11, but that is our fault. We made the situation worse with our flawed foreign policy. We are responsible for that outcome, but it is
never too late to do the right thing.
Weakness like that invites attack, appeasement is even worse.
Well tell me Mr. Wizard... just how is Afghanistan with no Navy, no Air Force, no money to speak of going to attack the US?
But hey, whatever makes you feel good, go for it.
We made Iraq such a wonderful place with war and our quick exit, we can do it again!
Iraq- another Country we had no business invading to begin with? The problems in Iraq are our fault. We invaded that Country for no good reason. We
occupied that Country for no good reason. Our intervention in Iraq made the situation worse. Truth is, Iraq under Saddam Hussein was a much more
peaceful place, our invasion (based on lies), is what made that Country the mess it is today.
As far as our "quick exit", you must have forgotten how Iraq demanded the US withdrawl