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In this new American century of tag team wars it appears that we're going to go back and conquer Afghanistan again. Who could have ever saw this coming? It's not like there is a free zone in the neighboring country where mercenaries can train. It's not like that leaders in this neighboring country were assassinated that wanted to expose this sorry game. It's not like that billions of dollars have just disappeared in this region that probably financed these mercenaries into a ready to go insurgency. No, it's not like that at all. What we must be really doing is going after Osama Bin Laden once and for all. Americans are finally emerging from that great slumber of mistake in Iraq and waking up to glory in Afghanistan. Yea, that must be it.

I don't know, too many people believe in the War On Terror for Americans to ever see clearly what's really going on in these tag team wars. Current President GW Bush is going to start the redeployment of troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and the next President I'm sure will in perfect lock step continue it. It seems our NATO friends need more USA help in dominating Afghanistan.

I'm posting this in response to the report of 9 US soldiers being killed in a fire fight in Afghanistan. There were several NATO troops killed and wounded as well. But I have been hearing the steady increasing drum beat of escalating tensions in Afghanistan for several months now including statements from our Presidential candidates, especially Barack Obama. We can't say we weren't warned. So all of you military families hoping to see your loved ones return home soon it appears many of you will have to wait a little longer.

But many War contractors are breathing a sigh of relief as this guarantees that their bottom lines will not be negatively impacted anytime soon by a sudden return of peace and sanity. No, the tag team war strategy is a god send to them and their various industries. It's all roses, after all, War Is Peace in our new American Century of tag team interminable wars.

I am a registered Democrat, but I am a disaffected Democrat because I hear no real Peace talk from Barack Obama. All I hear is how he will best redeploy our military assets to continue prosecuting this War On Terror. I had a comment on my last blog saying how an Obama presidency will be a disappointment because he will be forced to remain involved in these foreign wars. We will see even more increased defense spending and will continue to hear we lack the funds for meaningful infrastructure repairs or improvements or Health Care reform. And there are many other for Americans projects and policies that will continue to be relegated to back burner status because of the War On Terror and the what have you War somewhere.

Of course all these wars and rumors of wars will continue to be the back drop of the crude oil futures speculating and the resultant too high energy prices. Plus, I'm just tired of hearing about all the dead civilians in all these tag team war host countries. Is that the only way we know how to run a world or make a buck? Oh well, somebody else finish this blog , I have to go to out and try and make a little money right now

Originally posted to hosshoss777 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 05:53 AM PDT.


Is returning more troops to Afghanistan worth it?

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  •  The Good War (1+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Rapture

    fantasy is one it's extraordinarily difficult for Americans, PARTICULARLY "progressive" Americans to give up.

    The fact is that Afghanistan is aflame because Afghans don't like foreigners, particularly foreign soliders. They never have.

    Obama's plan to displace the carnage from Bagdhad to Kabul is no plan at all.

    •  Not really (0+ / 0-)

      not if you negotiate peace with Iran and Syria. There's nowhere left for it to spread.

      The point of Iraq was that it was supposed to develop into more war in more places. If you contain it to Afghanistan and achieve some degree of success there, you end the thing.

      It's called negotiating from strength. The American political system will not tolerate anyone who tries to negotiate peace right now unless that is accompanied by extensive counter terrorism. And like it or not, I think counter terrorism is necessary too.

      It's not a "good war" it's strategic pragmatism.  

    •  Ah, yes the bush-chaney Shell Game..Surge em up (0+ / 0-)

      in Iraq and then draw em down. send the troops home for a couple of months and claim victory in Iraq..Then recall these same troops and send em to Afghanistan to tamp down some "Rumors of War"[Sorry Phillip ? Then after tamped down Afghan, declare victory and send same troops home again for a couple of months and then need to redeploy[Not Surge]these same troops baaak to Iraq to tamp down a new bru hahaha..And so on and soo forth..Thus bush-chaney are re winning time after time..Sonofabitch, seem like those Muslims took bush literall when he said "Bring em on" ? Who woulda thought...We, I look forward to the countries nearest to the threat to send 1,000s of troop..Coalition troops to give us a hand...Germany..France..Japa..England..Oooops, arent they witdrawing troops..Go figure..Its a Win, Win situatuion for bush-chaney who reportedly wish they were young again to Voluntteeer for Duty ! Gawd, that makes me proud..I wonder why we have not heard anything yet from bush-cahney about The Afghan Masscre...? Maybe no one told them yet..? Big John where are you..We neeeed anuther Hero...Well, Big John can out run me now

      "Better a little late, than a little never"..Julian Winston

      by Johnny Rapture on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 06:36:15 AM PDT

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  •  I disagree... (0+ / 0-)

    I think he's going to reinvest in counter terrorism. Surgical strikes that eliminate the threat without actually toppling governments. It's the end of the neocon strategy of endless war and regime change.

    And that's actually what's really most important here. Shifting from the neocon strategy.

    If you take out Al Qaeda it ends all justification for us to be there. Plus there's the diplomatic surge that will involve every country in the region.

    What he's doing is redefining how we talk about peace. We no longer talk about peace in emotional or intellectual terms but in practical, strategic terms. How to achieve it. He's making peace sound masculine. And that's a win in the end. The only way to do it.

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