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Started by Bad Penny II, August 17, 2021, 02:00:42 PM
Quote from: jumbojak on August 18, 2021, 02:37:28 AMThis is a goddamn disaster and travesty. It didn't have to end this way but it's too late now.
Quote from: Icarus on August 18, 2021, 04:40:38 AMWe should be wary of meddling in cultures with which we can not relate, agree, or understand. Destroying our identifiable enemies is one thing, expecting them to revise their mentality is quite another.
Quote from: Dark Lightning on August 18, 2021, 03:08:28 AMQuote from: jumbojak on August 18, 2021, 02:37:28 AMThis is a goddamn disaster and travesty. It didn't have to end this way but it's too late now.It was always going to end this way, once it started. It doesn't matter when the invaders left Afghanistan, this would still have been the result. IMO, since the peoples of this region have been killing each other over their differences for 5kY, and even though Islam isn't 5kY old, the mutual hatred and killing are going to continue. I will agree that it is a travesty.
Quote from: Icarus on August 19, 2021, 10:45:37 PMThe result of the klutzy withdrawal may have some long term effects here at home. The GOP types will feast on the screw ups of this Democrat administration. Dems may take a decisive beating in the next two elections, 2022 and 2024. Let us pray that DJT is not still ambitious on November 2024. With a little bit of luck, the gophers on his golf courses may eat him before the presidential election is held. Black Mambas in each hole ? Never mind...........If Trump does not run, then DeSantis, Abbot, or Jim Jordon may. Horrors!
Quote from: Dark Lightning on August 18, 2021, 08:06:20 PMWinding down from a war where accord has not been reached and getting people out is always an issue. I'll put this news clipping here, just for another take on Afghanistan.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on August 19, 2021, 05:09:57 PMBiden could have done a better job on the withdrawal. We could never get everyone out, but we could have done what we are doing now before withdrawing our troops. I have no problem with getting out - it was never going to be an actual democratic nation. But now it appears we have betrayed our friends, just like we did with the Kurds. Who will ever want to cooperate with us now?