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Tough Questions May Signal US NATO Defeat With Quicker, Quieter End to Afghanistan War
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By Sara Sorcher
National Journal







It’s no secret that Congress’s enthusiasm for the long war in Afghanistan has been waning—but you know support is low when even John McCain, one of the Senate’s staunchest defense hawks, is questioning whether the war is still worth fighting.



McCain, ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Thursday insisted that the Obama administration should not draw down the 68,000 troops currently in the volatile country and let them fight through 2014. Otherwise, the U.S. should consider ending the war altogether. “If we can’t accomplish the mission, I’m not sure why we should stay,” the Arizona Republican said at the nomination hearing for Gen. Joseph Dunford to become the next commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. Over the last 11 years, McCain added, “We haven’t seen the progress that we had hoped wou

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Added: Nov-15-2012 Occurred On: Jan-10-2013
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  • You cant win a war within a country where the neighboring countries continue to provide safe harbour and security as well as personel for your enemy. All while smiling in your face and taking your millions in aid. Silly Americans. ;)

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  • "We're leaving in 2014, so will you Taliban guys sit down and negotiate your surrender? Please?"

    We're led by morons. Fight to win - whatever that requires. Or get out - NOW.

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  • McNuts will be back like the terminator with more wars and bigotry to douse us with.
    Believe that.
    So don't get your hopes up.
    After all, he was probably the first to openly admit the US NEEDS to fund and arm Al Qeada and their Islamist extremist brothers in Syria.

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  • Defeat?

    Osama is DEAD as well as about 400,000 jihadis... you call that a victory for the jihadis?

    LOL!

    Well we are inclined to let you keep 'WINNING!!'

    LMFAO!!

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    • @wormhole oh yes im a complete fucking retard, an idiot of very limited mental and intellectual capacity. but even i am smarter than your stupid ass :)

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    • @wormhole

      Yeah I gave up on this guy. Perhaps you should do the same.

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    • @thinkslaughter
      The problem there is, what the fuck does any of it have to do with Afghanistan. We went in there for a guy who was never found to be guilty of what we went after him for, and then he turned out to be in a different country and we never once followed the money trail to Saudi Arabia. So we've been primarily fighting the Taliban, which is stupid because the Taliban has always been there and they aren't terrorists like al qaeda either, more like an Arab version of Ewoks. So what ag More..

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  • ya can paint an outhouse,put flowers around it even put a fancy mirror on the wall to dress it up,but it will never be a mansion or a palace it will always be a outhouse full of stink

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  • Where is the defeat?

    We showed up, took over your country, and then hung out for 10+ years. We walk and drive around anywhere we want, at anytime we want. We have created and funded more schools and public resources than your government had in 50 years.

    We could kill every living organism in the entire country if we wanted to.

    We killed hundreds of thousands of terrorists. Our kill loss ratio is 100/1 or more.

    You cower like women when we show up.

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    • @Martyr_Machine

      ...and don't even get me started on their civilians.

      But you bring up a good point. These days "defeating America" means going a couple rounds with the bumbers up and maintaining a pulse.

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  • I like that picture. I think it sums up the wars we're in. Frustrated old men barking out orders so that young men can fight their wars.

    Do any of us still think this BS is about terrorism?

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  • I've met Mr. Levin,

    He's actually a really good guy.

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  • Sorry, I didn't read the article,
    but I say,
    lets take out boots off their necks and let them slaughter each other in the name of the ISI sponsored /alla ahkbar stooges.


    Hey,
    we can still blame bushco for the agony of da-feet


    ;->


    git the popcorn
    Git-R-done.


    Anybody think that's NOT the future of Afghanistan ?

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