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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The efforts in Afghanistan were not reaching their desired objective. The military leaders had confidence that they could accomplish their objectives, if they had more troops. Obama made the right decision to send more troops. However, he must remember to keep an exit strategy in place. Accomplish the objective, and then leave.
Although I am amused that Obama was preaching that he would get the troops out during his election, I do feel that he did the right thing by sending more troops into Afghanistan. As sad of a situation as it is, I feel that once something is started it should be seen through until completion. Otherwise the person or country is seen as being week and undecided. In addition to this, it becomes more costly to have to go back again if things were to get worse in the future.
Although I wish he would bring the troops home, I think it was a great idea to send more troops. It was proven that, when we had a surge in Iraq, we were able to get a lot more accomplished, and were able to pull out a lot sooner. I think, with more troops on the ground, we will be able to accomplish a lot more in a shorter time. It never hurts to have more troops.
America has had too many soldiers in Afghanistan, and for too long already. We need to bring our men and women home. In my opinion, we are more worried about "fixing" their country than we are our own. If we haven't been able to "fix" their country by now, I don't believe that we ever will be able to.
Although I hate seeing our young men sent off to war, I believe that Obama made the right decision to send more troops. We need to get the job done that we went there for in the first place. It is unfortunate, but the United States needs to stand up and be counted when there is evil and people are being oppressed.
Obama had no choice. America's enemies are working in Afghanistan to do harm to us in those areas. If we allow them the freedom to operate without the pressure of military action then no one in the entire world will ever be safe. Plus we have a moral obligation to help relieve the oppression that accompanies radical Islam.
President Obama wasn't quite sure I guess if he decided to send troops to Afghanistan. The troops are more of a chance for us to have more soldiers killed. We don't need to join the war on terrorism and it would be a great thing tom fight for peace without fighting. I believe Obama should have not of allowed more troops to be sent also because it is going to take longer to get out of the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I USUALLY AGREE WITH OBAMA BUT NOT IN THIS ONE. OUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU MR PRESIDENTE. We have enough problems here. Now is when we are seeing the light at the end of the tunel. The housing market is coming back. We understand that we want to protect the world but we can't control everything... We need to start here...At home. Plus we will look like the bad guys anyways so why bother?
It's time we focus on us. Too may innocent lives taken. Imagine those people who lost their lives may have been providers for their family. What can those family members do now, who do turn to. I guess thats not his problem. Well As my sister and my bf embark upon this journey I pray to God to bring them back safely. I wish the same for others to be reconnected with their family. My heart bleeds but what can I do...
Obama shouldnt have even thought about sending troops. The ones that are already there are in enough danger. My brother is in the national army and I miss him so much. While obamas wanting to send more troops there he should be thinking of the people that are suffering from losses or missing there loved ones. THINK OBAMA THINK!
Because there is no winning that war. Just accept the loss and keep it moving.. Or we are just going to be at war forever.. Yes, terrorists, blah blah blah, but the main reason is oil oil oil.. Stop spending money in Afghanistan when we can be investing that in our school system.
Americans are destroying other people's lives (WAR CRIMES,BOMBING) and they are in that country just for petroleum.
Obviously Americans would be mad if other people from different countries invade Alaska to get petroleum and bomb the whole country and put rules.
Who will help them to replace all the damage? Huh
The only training needed is for the people to start an revolution and fight for their own freedom the way America did. When a government doesn't care for human rights, then blood from their country men must be shed for true freedom. Not American blood. It's your turn and we'll support you.
President Obama originally called for all American troops to be pulled out of the Middle East. Instead, he is doing the opposite and sending new troops to dangerous areas such as Afghanistan. Obama needs to make a firm decision and stick with it instead of changing his mind every other day.
I disagree, because we have been fighting this war for a long time and our soldiers have been deployed multiple times. It's supposed to give freedom to the people of the other country, but what is happening to our soldiers? When they are finished with multiple deployments, then they will then have to return to a world outside of war. Their memories will be haunted, and what freedom or solace will they have?
I do not think that Obama was smart to send more troops into Afghanistan. I think that it was a big mistake, and that this war should have been over a very long time ago. I think that he made the wrong decision, and should have carefully thought out his decision to do this. I think that he should bring them all home.
The U.S. is currently spending about $500 billion a year on wars, all of them unnecessary. This is bankrupting the country. At a time when the U.S.has a huge national debt, much of it owed to China, and is in desperate need of money for unemployment benefits, healthcare, and infrastructure repair, expanding another war is totally irresponsible. We should instead look at the root cause of terrorism against the United State, the primary one being the U.S. support for the immoral Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian land.