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  •  Extracting them (2+ / 0-)
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    requires, more than anything else, the will to do so.

    A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

    by Hound Dog on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 10:26:01 AM PDT

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    •  I agree you need the will to do it (4+ / 0-)

      But you have to remember exactly how few soldiers were dropped in during the initial invasion of both countries... follow on troops were added and rotated out over the course of years.  Now you have a whole infrastructure you need to disassemble, plus SAFELY extract the troops.

      To get a sense of what a botched extraction looks like consider this picture taken from the roof of the US embassy in Saigon.

      THERE IS NO "CAN" IN THE REPUBLIC PARTY!

      by henry porter on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 10:35:22 AM PDT

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      •  Logistics are (1+ / 0-)
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        designed to deploy troops to make war.  Logistics are not designed to stop war.  I agree on that.

        But if the CinC orders redeployment, re-deployment will be accomplished.

        There is massive, intentional footdragging in re-deploying our troops from Iraq.  And Obama will make more war in Afghan, it appears.

        The only things certain will be more body bags and life-altering wounds.

        A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

        by Hound Dog on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 10:42:39 AM PDT

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