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  • Yes, the US should stay in Afghanistan.

    The United States should stay in Afghanistan because we have had such a large impact there. We cannot pull out completely, as it would be extremely detrimental to the progress that has been made in the country. The US needs to stay and help develop the progress more before pulling out.

  • Yes Because you know ...

    Yes, to avoid more attacks. The United States must keep fighting the Taliban or risk more attacks like those of September 11, 2001, because the insurgent group is a ruthless enemy that has not cut ties to al Qaeda, the U.S. Ambassador to Kabul so if we leave Afghanistan it will be war between the Taliban or the mushahadeen.

  • Yes, to avoid more attacks.

    The United States must keep fighting the Taliban or risk more attacks like those of September 11, 2001, because the insurgent group is a ruthless enemy that has not cut ties to al Qaeda, the U.S. ambassador to Kabul so if we leave Afghanistan it will be war between the Taliban or the mushahadeen.

  • Yes, to some degree.

    If the question is "should the U.S. leave thousands of military personnel in Afghanistan permanently, as in Germany" the answer is no. But with fighting still ongoing we should not declare a specific timetable for withdrawal. To do so is to simply announce to the enemy that if they can hold on until this date, they have won. A complete withdrawal in the current situation is also harmful. The U.S. government should determine what level of involvement will best serve our interests and aid the Afghanis, and keep its counsel as quiet as possible.

  • What is our goal?

    What good will come from remaining in Afghanistan for even one more year. We are protecting a corrupt government, witnessing the killing of our soldiers and innocent civilians caught in the gun fire and expending billions of dollars that we do not have. We should be asking our government who are the lobbyist behind this insane movement to remain in Afghanistan for another 10 years.
    Who is promoting the continuation of putting our soldiers at risk and for what reason. Let's not raise the fear issue.

  • We can't win!

    Corruption and political unrest exist in most regions of the world. Afghanistan unrest is not crucial to American security. Since the Taliban is essentially controlled by the Pakistani military, we can't win. Our government's current policies preclude a solution to the problem. There are almost two hundred countries in this world and a high percentage of them are corrupt. We have to stop our policy of being the police force for the world.

  • Americans home now

    I see no benefit to the USA by staying.Remember we are a republic not an empire.America first-Is Afganistan worth even one American life?I do not think so.If the taliban rise again send in the bombers and rockets and send them back to the stone age.We should have never sent troops to fight on the Asian mainland,especially one so far from our sea power. MacArthur was right.Let us not further bankrupt ourselves with these wars and concentrate on putting our financial house in order and repairing our own infrastructure .

  • The Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanist

    The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.The Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combats troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

  • Get out of Afganistan

    No, in my personal opinion, I do not think that the United States should stay in Afghanistan. Too many soliders and personnel are losing their lives and families are being broken up because of us being there. It is costing too much money and so far has been ineffective. We should focus more on our own country.

  • Proven ineffective

    Training the Afghans to police themselves isn't working very well, but there's some level of understanding amongst the troops being trained that they should be able to work through the growing pains themselves. We have been involved too long and I believe we're past the point of our presence accomplishing anything beneficial.

  • No, it costs us in dollars, soldiers, and reputation.

    There are three main reasons the war in Afghanistan is terribly misguided. First, it has already cost us billions of dollars with little to show for the investment, and we are struggling with too many domestic issues to build a new country. Second, we have lost thousands of soldiers' lives that can never be replaced. Third, our reputation in the world has suffered, showing our arrogance and only fueling the fires of those who dislike us.

  • We Can't Afford It

    We cannot afford it. If we were financially stable, then yes, but we are not. We are using a lot of money to stay there, and this is money we could be using on more important things like health care or education. I don't doubt that things have improved there, but they have worsened here.


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