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Old 02-19-2010, 10:19 AM   #31
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Re: 17,000 More Troops Afghanistan

Sorry, I pulled this up from last year, I know I shoulda made a new one, especially with the start dates so similar. It just amazed me that no new discussion on Afghanistan in nearly a year
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Re: 17,000 More Troops Afghanistan

I have always thought that the Afghani campaign was not given much press, even under Bush, and have always wondered why. I too saw Obama characterize this as the "Good War" and thought that, unlike past Afghani campaigns, this one might be winnable - i.e. establishing a stable govt. that limited the terror groups operating within its borders.

Unlike the Russians and Britons, I didn't see us as trying to establish a client state. Perhaps that is just a mistaken view on my part.

Regardless, it has always struck me as odd how the Afghani campaign has been such a low profile war.
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Re: 17,000 More Troops Afghanistan

LOL... Read through the thread without realizing most of it was from a year ago.

Sorta proves the point about the media coverage.

Why the lack of interest by America? Is it b/c the economy, health care and the snow storm have driven it from our minds? How long does Obama plan to be there? Are we trying to establish a client State? Are our efforts in this country in vain?

We have lost ~ 1,000 men in "and around" Afghanistan. Where is the discussion as to the neccesity, or lack thereof, for there sacrifice?

Just curious.
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Re: 17,000 More Troops Afghanistan

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LOL... Read through the thread without realizing most of it was from a year ago.

Sorta proves the point about the media coverage.

Why the lack of interest by America? Is it b/c the economy, health care and the snow storm have driven it from our minds? How long does Obama plan to be there? Are we trying to establish a client State? Are our efforts in this country in vain?

We have lost ~ 1,000 men in "and around" Afghanistan. Where is the discussion as to the neccesity, or lack thereof, for there sacrifice?

Just curious.
That was my point exactly. Amazing that we could discuss the nuances of Iraq daily for 8 years, while soldiers have been in the mountains of Afghanistan, with much of the same dangers and tasks, and not hear nearly as much discussion. I would tend to think that Iraq was Bush's war, and the Dem's saw it as a way to make political hay. Conversely, Afghanistan is a joint Rep/Dem war, and Republicans aren't generally going to bash military action, so there is no significant counter to an ongoing military siege. It just simply amazes me. Could anybody imagine a 7 day siege and advance in Iraq, or Vietnam, or any past war not receiving Major headlines??
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