Should the USA and its allies have invaded Afghanistan?

  • I believe that the USA had every right to invade Afghanistan to help with the capture of those who are responsible for terrorist acts on our citizens.

    I strongly believe that the United States had every right to invade Afghanistan, because of the amount of terrorists that live in that country. We have changed the way we live now and are under attack. We have the right to keep an eye out, and to use military force to capture those who we believe have a desire to harm our citizens. Many of those people live in Afghanistan and operate terrorist cells within that country.

    Posted by: SilentIgnacio
  • Given the threat posed by the Taliban regime and its harboring of Al Qaeda, the U.S. and its allies were right to invade Afghanistan.

    The Taliban regime and its harboring of the Al Qaeda terrorist network made it both justified and necessary for the United States and its allies to invade Afghanistan. The 9/11 terror attacks and others proved that Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism were global threats and could not be simply ignored. As a result, the United States and its allies were forced to take action by invading Afghanistan.

    Posted by: EminentBennett93
  • The U.S.A. and it's allies were right to invade Afghanistan, because they do support and have supported the Taliban.

    The U.S.A. and it's allies were right to invade Afghanistan, because the Taliban government of Afghanistan supported terrorist training camps. The Taliban had declared a jihad, and proposed to eliminate anyone who was not part of the Taliban. This posed a threat to America and the rest of the Western world. The attack on the World Trace Center is an example of their ambition. Taking the fight to the Taliban and the terrorists prevented further attacks on the Western world.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • The invasion of Afghanistan was justified due to its political instability, and use as a terrorist training grounds.

    The Taliban is a repressive regime. Their civil rights abuses alone are the stories of legend. When they allowed, and in fact encouraged, terrorism training and export from their region, they became participants in a global conflict that, for the sake of peace anywhere on the planet, must be destroyed. The only way to accomplish that goal is by taking them to task, and the only effective way to do that is to field a force on the ground.

    Posted by: R053Kent
  • Yes Yes Yes

    The United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7th, 2001 after the attacks on September 11th, 2001; The US also invaded because of the human rights violations in Afghanistan and the formation of terrorist groups. The attacks on 9/11 were by a very powerful terrorist group, Al Qaeda, meaning “the base”. Al Qaeda’s goal was to remove the United States from the Holy Land; they did this by attacking on United States’ soil. Osama bin Laden was the founder of this international terrorist organization. 26 days after the attacks, the US invaded Afghanistan, and an international man hunt occurred for bin Laden. The revenge plot against Al Qaeda transpired in Afghanistan because the Taliban, a religious extremist tribal group who controlled Afghanistan, allowed their home to be a home base for Al Qaeda. While the Taliban was in power they were cruel and their people had almost no rights. There was a double standard for women. Other examples of their rule are no citizen may have a non Islamic name, all people must attend prayers in mosques five times a day, and anyone who converts from Islam will be executed. America is the land of the free, so to hear that people on the other side of the world were beaten or killed for something that the American people cannot understand, the government sent in troops to try and help the Afghani people. The Taliban also encouraged the formation of new terrorist groups. Terrorism training and export came from their region. Terrorism is a global conflict, and the only way to stop it is through force and fear, and that is what the US did. Therefore it was necessary for the United States to invade Afghanistan

  • Yes they did

    Because al Qaeda used Afghanistan as a base for its terrorist group then bombed America for no reason so they were right in invading Afghanistan. Also if america didn't invade Afghanistan then the Americans would've started a campaign against the president because he didn't do anything about it . .

  • Yes, terrorism is a big problem.

    Yes, the USA and its allies should have invaded Afghanistan, because terrorism is a big problem that the United States had to deal with. The US needed to send a message to other countries that anyone who harbors terrorists will have action taken against them. The US needs to keep its people safe.

  • We should have invaded.

    The United States was directly attacked by Islamic extremists who were supported and protected by the Taliban in Afghanistan. When our soil and citizens are attacked, the military and government need to get involved. 9/11 was not an event to be taken lightly, so it was the United States duty to protect its citizens by preventing such horrendous acts from ever happening again. We must be proactive if we are to keep our citizens safe. This attack on us wasn't an attack just on our national symbols, it was also an attack on our freedom.

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    baloogas and guavas are wonderful fruit guys.we should worship them. dont you think. Afghanistan's baloogas taste great! so there by we should have attacked and stole there baloogas too. this i beleive is right. and to let, you know they are wonderful fruits and you guys should try them. please. you will be ama

  • The USA and its allies should have invaded Afghanistan; the Taliban was a force that needed to be stopped.

    Invading Afghanistan was a legitimate use of military intervention; I support the move. An attack on U.S. soil that strictly targeted civilians warrants a military response, though the conflict could have been handled better as the U.S. efforts were disproportionate to the initial attack and many Afghan civilians died needlessly.

    Posted by: FilthyLucas60
  • Usa no goood

    Veryb bad usa bad no good afghanistan also bad but no one good but me I very very good lol. Bad usa to be in everyone business bad ok. I good ha ha ha ha. I don't know what I am writing but I disagree with the Usa invading Afghanistan.

  • The 9/11 attack was carried out by Saudis !

    The Taliban were never the enemy. Bin Laden was a Saudi hiding in Afghanistan. We should have gone after him covertly from the beginning. All we did was create new enemies in a country that didn't even know where the United States was. 9/11 was carried out by Saudis. Too many incident people have died because of political blunders

  • War on Afghanistan was wrong

    Yes, it was right for us to take out Al Qaeda, but it was wrong for us to invade Afghanistan. The Afghan military didn't attack us. There isn't even sufficient evidence that the Afghan government had any involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Finally, did we invade Afghanistan in 1993 when Al Qaeda-backed terrorists bombed the World Trade Center then? No. In fact, one bomber was captured by Egyptian police, another was captured by the Pakistanti Inter-Services Intelligence and the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, and another was captured by Jordanian police. We let law enforcement do it's job then, and we should have let law enforcement do it's job back in 2001. Something extra to think about: Why didn't we invade Saudi Arabia? It has been proven that a Saudi Arabia funded the 9/11 terrorists attacks. If we invaded Afghanistan because it was Al Qaeda's base of operations, then shouldn't we have invaded Saudi Arabia too for funding the 9/11 attacks? Why didn't we? Answer that and you'll have another reason for why we shouldn't have invaded Afghanistan. So to sum up, ending Al Qaeda? Yes. Invading Afghanistan? No.

  • Bring all Troops Home - Only US soldiers on US soil!!! ASAP!

    No, we need our troops home to protect Americans at home. NO Foreign troops on American soil!!!
    Also right now it seems to me that we have no allies?
    I don't think any argument further is needed.

    NO NWO

  • No, because it's a mistake to put our nose into other people's business.

    It is wrong for a superpower to impose their will and ideas onto people that live and communicate in a different way. The bottom line is that it is a different culture, and it does things in a different way. As Americans, we should be able to see the difference and respect the difference, without force or violence.

    Posted by: XoTomk
  • The United States should not have invaded Afghanistan, since conventional wisdom states to never engage in a land war in Asia.

    The United States should not have invaded Afghanistan. The stated reason for the invasion was based on finding Bin Laden and this has failed. The forces we fight against are so ingrained in the fabric of Afghan culture that it is impossible for us to be on the winning side of this war. The former Soviet Union failed, and ultimately so shall we, at the cost of human lives.

    Posted by: Cen2I0rd
  • I feel that we should not have invaded Afghanistan, as the U.S. had previously committed to not fighting in guerrilla warfare, and this is a no-win situation.

    In previous battles that the U.S. has participated in, those similar to the war in Afghanistan, have proved ineffective at winning against guerrilla forces. Evidence of this can be seen in the Vietnam war, where America was clearly on the losing side of the battle. United States forces are not properly trained on how to engage in, and win in, guerrilla warfare situations. In addition, America should keep in mind that we are not the world police, and therefore should not attempt to force our views on democracy on others.

    Posted by: ChuckBubbIe
  • No, the USA and the other allies should not have invaded Afghanistan.

    It's my opinion that we should not have invaded Afghanistan, it is not our job to go into other countries when they decide to start a war and help them make peace. I feel we have lost too many soldiers and wasted too much of our monies invading other countries as we really have no money to spare.

    Posted by: eddietron
  • I disagree that the U.S. and its allies should have invaded Afghanistan, because we have more important issues right here at home that aren't being dealt with.

    The Afghanistan war has become nothing more than a modern day Vietnam-esque fiasco, and has snowballed from one cause/country to another. The United States responsibility is to the United States. We are not the world police, and how other countries are run is none of our concern, because our government isn't doing the job we elected them to do for us. Bring our troops home, secure our borders, and mind our own business.

    Posted by: N3vinFace

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