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McChrystal: After ten years, the war in Afghanistan is half finished.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Azrael, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member



    The US began the war with a "frighteningly simplistic" view of Afghanistan, the retired general Stanley McChrystal said, and even now the military lacks sufficient local knowledge to bring the conflict to an end.

    The US and Nato are only "50% of the way" towards achieving their goals in Afghanistan, he told the Council on Foreign Relations.


    www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/07/us-frighteningly-simplistic-afghanistan-mcchrystal
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Time to come home.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Today's the 10th anniversary. 10 years. Anybody see it mentioned in their local paper?
     
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    We ran a piece, but it took a bit of a fight to get it in there.
     
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I would have a hard time not voting for whichever candidate says all the troops will be home by the time his first State of the Union speech is made.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Having completely destabilized the region - especially Pakistan - it's going to be hard for us to leave in a hurry.
     
  7. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    Serious question: By rule, doesn't something have to be "stable" before you can "destabilize" it?
     
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    He may be crazy, but Ron Paul's isolationist theory sounds pretty damn good to me.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    How about "further destabilized?" Having installed one puppet and propped up another, we made things worse.
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Those regions already were destabilized even before we went in there. Especially if you want to count the Taliban's rule as stability.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But can you believe it? See "I will close Gitmo".
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    We seem to be struggling with the meaning of the word 'stable.'
     
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