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  • Even if the Taliban could overthrow the Afghan govt, they do not have the capability or the desire to

    It's time to come home. With the federal deficit at all time high, and people being layoff because of this deficit, its time to bring the troops home from Afghanistan. Afghanistan is not a threat for the U.S. National Security. Even if the Taliban could overthrow the Afghan govt, they do not have the capability or the desire to attack America. And if the military brass and CIA want America troops over there as some sort of launching pad to get to the terrorist groups in Pakistan, the U.S. Govt can always get to these groups through India, a strong supporter of U.S. Govt. Too much money and American lives have been lost to this worthless effort. The only people who benefit from this foolish endeavor are the defense contractors.

  • We never should of entered Afghanistan militarily

    We could and have dealt with Taliban and Al Qaida with special ops. With that being said these Muslim countries need to learn to fight for themselves. Many Americans died fighting for what they believed about in their own civil war battles. If Muslims want to kill and maim each other its there problem and not that of the American people. We have enough problems of our own.

  • Are we even still at war?!?

    From my point of few it seems that Afghanistan has given up on fighting which would make the U.S. Have no reason for staying. People could go over there and make sure they are not trying to start another war but they have no reason to stay there and puppy guard like a bunch of 5 year-olds playing freeze tag. Also the U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told us that and I quote "the U.S. And Afghan governments agree the American military should remain involved in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 end of combat operations to help train and advise Afghan forces." HELP being the key word, meaning we have no reason to stay over there, all we can do is help. (That and take up space over there.)

  • I dont care

    These people have women and children yet they have plenty bad that out ways the good... I think that the united states should advance their military in afghanistan !!! With that being said with the country having their own advance police force our troops can be home more... Should we leave them all together noooo because at the end of the day the united states is the super power of the world !!!

  • It's time to come home.

    With the Federal deficit at all time high, and people being layoff because of this deficit, its time to bring the troops home from Afghanistan. Afghanistan is not a threat for the U.S. National Security. Even if the Taliban could overthrow the Afghan gov’t, they do not have the capability or the desire to attack America. And if the military brass and CIA want America troops over there as some sort of launching pad to get to the terrorist groups in Pakistan, the U.S. Gov’t can always get to these groups through India, a strong supporter of U.S. Gov’t. Too much money and American lives have been lost to this worthless effort. The only people who benefit from this foolish endeavor are the Defense contractors.

  • It's time to come home

    We have only caused death and pain to the people of Afghanistan. People there have even said that it would have been easier to live there before the US troops arrived. They could have just dealt with it but now the violence is everywhere. And it seems that the military just wants a reason to kill people.

  • US troops should leave Afghanistan

    Yes the US should leave. First because the people of that country do not want us there and secondly rather than create a stable society as our leaders promised we have made conditions worse even in light of the horrors Afghans faced under the Taliban. If things were as we are told then Afghans themselves with only minimum support would have defeated the Taliban years ago. That the most well equipped military force in human history cannot defeat a poorly armed force that is unpopular in its own country is both proof of the limitations of military power and unwillingness of our leaders to admit to failure even when its in our best interest to do so. Today Afghanistan remains one of the poorest and hungriest nations in the world despite billions of dollars spent every week by US led forces and its civilian population especially its women and girls are still severely oppressed as ever. It would have been better morally, economical in terms of lives lost had we taken half of all the money spent so far and write a nice weekly check to every Afghan and let them figure out how best to improve their lives and create a stable and just society. At least that way far fewer Afghans not to mention American and others would have to live with the very painful physical and psychological wounds of war.

  • It's time to bring them home.

    I feel that the war in Afghanistan has been drawing on for long enough. In the beginning, I felt there was a just cause for war -- the attack on 9/11 -- but now, we're simply only killing, being killed and repeating. It's becoming an endless war and it seems nobody even knows why we're fighting it anymore.

  • It's time to bring them home.

    I feel that the war in Afghanistan has been drawing on for long enough. In the beginning, I felt there was a just cause for war -- the attack on 9/11 -- but now, we're simply only killing, being killed and repeating. It's becoming an endless war and it seems nobody even knows why we're fighting it anymore.

  • The battle in Afghanistan is long over

    The battle in Afghanistan has long surpassed its due date for ending. The Afghan conflict is long slowed to a halt and has stagnated into small skirmishes on convoys and other small scale engagements. This does not require U.S soldiers to be put in the way of danger. The local police forces need to become autonomous and no longer rely on foreign aid.

  • If we leave now then it would have all been for nothing.

    The Afghan forces are not ready to take over, they have made a lot of progress over the years but are not ready yet. If we leave now the Taliban will take of over and not only kill innocent civilians over there but they will build them selves back up and take the fight back to us. Having US forces over there makes it a lot harder for them to get new recruits and to train on military equipment. We also pose as a huge deterrent for others to help them.

  • There are still taliban

    There are still taliban all around afghanistan, if we leave they will just take over and kill more innocent people. Things are unstable as they are leaving before the job is done will mean all them lives were lost for no cause. We can not let the taliban continue to terrorise and kill the civilians in Afghanistan.

  • Not yet, we aren't done yet.

    The Taliban is constantly killing, kidnapping and destroying. The people in Afghanistan are starting to have an education, because of the soldiers in the area. If we finish the job in Afghanistan, then we will have a trade ally, so all the money we spent, would now go to oil. Then there's the fact that Most afghans want us there. The Afghanistan military is constantly being overpowered by the Taliban, and beg our soldiers back to help. We could also use this as a chance to promote democracy and gain an ally in the middle-east. Something the U.S desperately needs.

  • Not just yet

    There is a reason we have not left and it's because we don't want to leave things as unstable as they might become if we left right now.

    We all want to get out of there as soon as possible but the time to do so is in the near future, we have to finish the job we started even if it was under a bad leader.

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  • The NATO troops in Afghanistan have helped rebuild and protect their society.

    Since Obama has been President he has, at first, increased the amount of troops from 2008 to 2011, but now he ordered for the decrease in troops. Since 2011, there has been a 90% decrease in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. This has happened even though,“By contrast, while exact figures are hard to come by, a reasonable unclassified estimate is that the Taliban now hold 5% to 10% more of Afghanistan -- as measured by the population under their influence -- than they did a few years ago before the drawdown of allied forces,”(Take the Gloves Off Against the Taliban). It is not a coincidence that the Taliban happened to gain land, while the U.S. was decreasing the amount of troops in Afghanistan. The Taliban have been gaining land and they won’t be stopped unless the U.S. puts more troops on the ground. Obama created a chaotic scene over there when he began to decrease the amount of troops and now he thinks that we need to get our troops out of there because of that chaotic scene, but the only way to fix the society over there and defeat the Taliban and other terrorist groups is to place more troops there. Although some people may say that it puts American lives at danger, without the troops of the U.S. military, who all volunteered to join the military, it puts the nation at risk of another 9/11. So, yes, it does put around 10,000 American lives at danger, but without them, it puts the remaining 300,000,000 American lives in danger.That is why an increase in troop numbers would benefit the nation as a whole.

  • Look at the increase of ISIS

    Ever since we pulled troops out, there has been an increase of ISIS activity and bombings. The bombings in France is one, then you have the two attacks in the US and then you have the several attempted attacks, like we had to have a lot of security at the Olympics. We need to take ISIS down by sending them there.

  • It's time to make that last final push

    Since the war on terror was launched, the US has made a huge amount of progress with the Afghan Forces, but they are simply to small and don't have that type of power to pick up where the US left off. Keeping United States Soldiers inside Afghanistan, Iraq etc. slows the push of ISIS and the Taliban.

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  • Higher levels of violence than when Obama took office.

    The Taliban still has areas they can operate freely in Pakistan; the Haqqahi Network of Islamic fighters is as strong as ever and al-Qaida is waiting for its chance to strike. The illegal drug trade, which helps fund rebel attackers, is alive and well. These are daunting challenges for the Afghan people to handle on their own.


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