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Was Obama right to send more troops to Afghanistan?

  • Yes, because the United States of America is the greatest country in the world.

    The U.S. has already invested troops, equipment, time, and money into Afghanistan. Sending more troops will help increase the progress at a faster pace, and will get our troops home sooner. No's, you seriously need to look at your arguments. They are uneducated and just plain stupid. 1st, How often does a president Change his mind? 2nd, "More troops more violence?" are you kidding me? If you did some research Obama isn't sending 5,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan. 3rd, Creating more terrorists? I'm sure they are not happy we are there, but these people are radical Islams who are guided by their religion to kill non-believers. It states this in the Quran (8:38-39). Their only mission is to kill Americans. "Death to America". We need to stabilize the region in order to secure and maintain our countries security. Not only that, but saying that it is none of our business is just down right ignorant and selfish. I don't know about you but I am still pissed about 9/11. If we leave, they will bring the fight to our country. If you don't stand with America, then go stand in front of your troops, and see how that works out for you.

  • Why not send troops?

    Troops that are sent to other countries know what they are getting themselves into. GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • They could have took the avantage to atack us

    They could have attacked us because we gave up is what they would have thought so he could have put our lives in danger then people would have blamed it on Oboma then he would have had to make a big long speech which would take time from the USA.So he was right.Plus he is the president so stay off his back he has way to much to do right now so give him a break

  • He is right...

    Its not really about the country and helping them it is deeper than that. Its political geniuses that's using the terrorism as a chance for things...Like oil and many other quality's over there. I think this is the real reason they just cant say it out loud... So there helping who helps them

  • Arguments from the opposing side sound pathetic & ignorant ...

    I noticed that anyone thinking that it was a bad decision has no idea what is really going on over there... My husband is a soldier so trust and believe I know everything that is going on over there... Terrorism is not the problem... And we are not at war! Just because people die while in theatre does not mean we are at war... Understand the facts. But I'm guessing that'd be to difficult for you!

  • We must Be THERE!

    We are more vulnerable if we just give them everything and leave all our supplies and buildings there. We need to keep the area! Obama is stupid if he does not keep troops in the area! He needs to be taken out of office if does not see the bigger picture!

  • Yes

    Yes, because Obama needs to provide the Afghan troops with support otherwise we will have people who already want to kill us become agitated. Also @Harmoniouswilliams Obama is doing what's best for us he is putting troops in Afghanistan so we can crush the terrorist for ever. He also does not change his mind every other day. As you know, both sides of this argument aren't wrong. It's just the matter of choice that Mr.Obama makes.

  • Obama was correct in sending more troops to Afghanistan, because our troops needed to aid those already serving there.

    Sending more soldiers to Afghanistan was necessary in order to back up, aid, and support the troops we already had serving there. Those soldiers are already there, risking their lives in an extremely violent and life-threatening environment and, as a nation, we need to be sure we are doing everything to improve, as best we can, the conditions they are fighting in. Sending troops boosts morale, provides valuable and essential manpower, and creates a larger force to contend with the extreme situations our soldiers face in Afghanistan.

    Posted by: VersedMitch26
  • I am generally against increased military action, but President Obama was right to send additional troops to Afghanistan to help strengthen the existing effort there.

    Unfortunately, under President Bush, the U.S. sent troops to many places in the so-called war against terrorism. President Obama inherited the poor judgments of the Bush administration. But, it's important to play the hand you are dealt. It would have been callous and likely dangerous to pull out all of the troops from Afghanistan at once and, given we already had troops there and they were in increasingly dangerous situations, it seemed necessary to strengthen their efforts there, to ensure the safety of the troops that had already been deployed. The U.S. was already involved in Afghanistan, so they have to see their involvement through to a point where the U.S. military can successfully withdraw from the region, so that there are minimal casualties, and so that it doesn't harm the progress that the troops were sent there to accomplish in the first place.

    Posted by: RapidGarret59
  • Obama was right to send more troops to Afghanistan, because the military consensus was that we needed more troops to accomplish the defined mission.

    Obama was right to send more troops to Afghanistan, because the military consensus was that we needed more troops to accomplish the defined mission. Obama was wrong to announce that, after the troop surge, the United States would be withdrawing troops on a given schedule. Because the Taliban knows that the U.S. troops will be withdrawing, there will be no large scale confrontation. Once the U.S. troops are gone, there will be a strong Taliban resurgence.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • No, it is not good for Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Obama claimed he'd be ending the war in Iraq and bring out troops home. All he did was move them to Afghanistan. He's a hypocrite. The Afghanistan war is not as controversial. He used it to undermine his promise to bring the troops home. We need to get out of Afghanistan and quit meddling in other countries.

    Posted by: R34d3Homey
  • I don't think the president should have sent more troops to Afghanistan because at this point the war is unwinnable.

    At this point, I don't think there's any way any outside force can ever "win" a war in Afghanistan. It's always failed - the British couldn't do it, the Soviets couldn't do it, and neither can the Americans. The better course of action is to try to stabilize the region and then start withdrawing troops, while at the same time maintaining a strong diplomatic and humanitarian presence. That's the only way to build long-lasting change.

    Posted by: MohaMi55ing
  • There was no need to send more troops to Afghanistan because more troops means more violence.

    The terrorist activities have gone up substantially. The average number of terrorist attacks per week has increased from about 8 to a massive 13. This has led to a very worsening condition in Afghanistan and there seems to be no permanent solution to this.

    Posted by: WeaverAloin
  • No, Obama should have brought our troops home. Terrorist are created more by us there than not.

    By being in Afghanistan, we are alienating the people, making them hate us more, and creating more terrorists. We should leave immediately. Our job is not to police the world. Our job is to take care of ourselves and keep our nose out of other countries business.

    Posted by: StormGra
  • No, Obama made a bad decision in sending more troops to Afghanistan.

    Iraq Last 8 years, and we're still there struggling to get out. Afghanistan is going to be just as bad of a disaster. Reason for this being is that Afghanistan is a very divided country and in a civil war just like Iraq, not to mention, the Afghan government is unstable as they come. These nations have had conflicts and terrorism since the beginning of time, and there is no reason to continue this unnecessary and costly war.

    Posted by: D Callahan
  • No, the US does not have an obligation to send more troops to Afghanistan.

    The US has no moral obligation to send troops to Afghanistan, or anywhere. It is my belief that the US does too much meddling in foreign affairs. The US wastes too much of our own resources trying to "nation build", with little fruit other than the people of those countries hating us. Let's stop dependence of foreign oil and pull out of everywhere.

    Posted by: 5c4ryOgdon
  • We dont have to send troops to afghahistan

    We don't have to send troops to Afghanistan because we have drones, such as satellites and UAVs, to keep a close eye on them. When we don't like what they're doing, we can send people to INVESTIGATE it, but it's not a big deal to send a non-stop amount of troops to this country in which we have no control over. We need people here to protect US, not some baron landscape in the Middle East.

  • Mind your own business

    That is none of your business usa back off for goodness sake. That is killing too many people, taking away too many innocent lives. Besides, it is not really that effective to scare away terrorists. Therefore i think it is really unnecessary to send more troops to Afghanistan as it will just sacrifice more and more unwanted deaths

  • Mind your own business

    That is none of your business usa back off for goodness sake. That is killing too many people, taking away too many innocent lives. Besides, it is not really that effective to scare away terrorists. Therefore i think it is really unnecessary to send more troops to Afghanistan as it will just sacrifice more and more unwanted deaths

  • What was the point?

    The. US surged additional troops into Afghanistan for what purpose? From my vantage point, it appears to have been a vanity move by Obama to make good on a campaign promise that Iraq was the bad war while Afghanistan was the good war. He then coldly sent about two thousand troops to their death until 2014 showed up. Seriously, the only plan was to cool our heels , period. Bush maybe got us into Iraq for the wrong reasons, but Obama got us into Afghanistan for no reason at all...Save for political expediency.


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