8 More Killed in Afganistan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091004/ap_on_re_as/as_afghanistan

    "KABUL – Militant fighters streaming from an Afghan village and a mosque attacked a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistani border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and as many as seven Afghan forces in one of the fiercest battles of the eight-year war.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack for coalition forces since a similar raid in July 2008 killed nine American soldiers in the same mountainous region known as an al-Qaida haven. The U.S. has already said it plans to pull its soldiers from the isolated area to focus on Afghan population centers."

    Hey Obama, its been over a month since you recieved the request for more troops. Don't make the decision a priority or anything. Its not like people are dying.
  2. Ricter


    If the US is planning to pull soldiers from isolated areas, and move them to focus on population centers, would any additional troops sent in the past month have gone to this remote outpost?
  3. USA should completely withdraw its soldiers from Afghanistan and bring them back to USA.

    USA is fighting an endless & losing battle in Afghanistan. The soldiers are just waiting there to be shot dead or blown up by Al-qaeda militants.
  4. It seems highly likely that they would have. Second of all, the top generals want to go on offense, so its likely that the taliban fighters who executed the attack would not have been able to launch the attack because they would have been on the run.

    Read Sun Tzu The Art of War and see what it has to has to say about momentum. The US does not have the momentum now, but they want to recapture it.

    Here is what it comes down to. Obama has two choices. He can fight this war, but if he is going to fight it, he has to fight it to win. Fighting to a stalemate is not going to cut it. If he doesn't want to fight this war, then pull the plug on it, get the troops out and call it quits.

    Personally, I think Afganistan is a shithole and they are hell-bent on living in the 11th century. We ought to get out and if the taliban takes over it is not a big deal. The only real issue is if they harbor terrorists. If that happens, then we track the terrorists and bombard them. We also target the leadership of the country.
  5. Ricter


    If the US plans to draw down those deployments, why is it highly likely?