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THE Obama administration will shortly unveil its new strategy for the Afghan conflict.
A key objective is the denial of al-Qa'ida access to sanctuary in Afghanistan -- a goal the Bush administration also shared. There has been vigorous debate within the US political establishment about what strategy will best achieve this goal. Counter-insurgency proponents argue for increased troop levels while others believe it can be achieved by a targeted counter-terrorism campaign with a lighter force footprint.
Both of these approaches rest on the longstanding premise that al-Qa'ida wants anothe
Originally posted by Sestias
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
You make some good points.
Still, I believe 9/11 justified a war. Just because there are other threats to the U.S. doesn't mean Al Qaeda isn't one.
The point I was trying to make in posting the article was that invading Afghanistan was evidently playing right into their strategy. A sobering thought.
Originally posted by quackers
They want the Americans to stay because the Americans are giving them handouts.
Originally posted by centurion1211
No, al queda wants us to stay in afghanistan because the U..S. has a muslim leader just like they do and so they now consider us brothers.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
we need to QUIT POLICING THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! NUMBER 1: We can't afford it financially and Number 2: It's not worth the blowback that ensues.
Originally posted by badgerprints
The true reason we don't need to police the world is that it's not our world to police.
Let the rest of them do what they will. They are all big boys and girls.
We should be focused on our own problems.
Originally posted by rjmelter
The AlQaida is funded by the U.S. We destroy them, rebuild them, destroy them then rebuild them back up again to keep a war going over there