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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:44 PM

up to 15,000 troops to stay in afghanistan till 2024

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510343/Up-15-000-US-troops-remain-Afghanistan-2024.html

will cost taxpayers tens of billions, but we had to cut food stamps, unemployment, etc.


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Reply up to 15,000 troops to stay in afghanistan till 2024 (Original post)
DesertFlower Nov 2013 OP
NuclearDem Nov 2013 #1
babylonsister Nov 2013 #2
former9thward Nov 2013 #18
bhikkhu Nov 2013 #3
CK_John Nov 2013 #4
Aaron8418 Nov 2013 #5
DesertFlower Nov 2013 #6
babylonsister Nov 2013 #12
DesertFlower Nov 2013 #22
babylonsister Nov 2013 #11
Comrade Grumpy Nov 2013 #17
scheming daemons Nov 2013 #7
Change has come Nov 2013 #9
former9thward Nov 2013 #19
NuclearDem Nov 2013 #20
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2013 #8
Laelth Nov 2013 #10
babylonsister Nov 2013 #13
Laelth Nov 2013 #14
babylonsister Nov 2013 #15
Laelth Nov 2013 #16
kenny blankenship Nov 2013 #21

Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:47 PM

1. Glad to see the war's ending!

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:49 PM

2. The title is supposition according to their article...tiresome. And

this site is notorious for it.


New U.S.-Afghan security deal proposes American troops to remain in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond
Up to 15,000 troops could stay in military bases in the war-torn nation to train Afghan security forces and conduct anti-terror missions
Will cost the taxpayer tens of billions

By James Nye

It is already America's longest war, but a new draft of a key U.S.- Afghan security deal reveals plans for military forces to stay on indefinitely in Afghanistan- costing the taxpayer tens of billions.

The wide ranging document, obtained by NBC News, outlines plans to stay on until 2024 'and beyond' - maintaining bases in Afghanistan and paying to support and train hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

Afghan officials hope that up to 15,000 American troops will remain in the country after the scheduled 2014 withdrawl date as the United States faces a never-ending war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the war torn nation.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:11 AM

18. But we are going to be out by December 31, 2014....

Right???

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:49 PM

3. That figure (15,000) is what the Afghanistan government is hoping for

the administration here says 7 to 8,000 tops are likely.

Yet another one of those articles where the headline is designed to get your attention, and you don't really find out where it came from until the last paragraph or two.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:51 PM

4. That's about the number in Korea and less than Japan and Germany.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:00 PM

5. My thoughts

Hey Obama, what happened to bringing the troops back? Did money suddenly start growing on trees? Are people able to pull it out of their butt? Or is that you don't give a grand crap and you're just going to let things " work themselves out "? More money, more money, more money, where's it all coming from and going there Barack? Get with the program and people who vote think about what your really voting for instead of being another sheep in the herd.

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Response to Aaron8418 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:08 PM

6. well said. i had so much hope

for this president. i'm disappointed.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:48 PM

12. Yea, sure. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 10:51 PM

22. self delete

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Response to Aaron8418 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:47 PM

11. You're blaming Obama for an article full of supposition

with no real facts to back it up? Enjoy your stay!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:01 PM

17. The negotiations are ongoing. There will most likely be thousands of US troops in Afghanistan...

...for the foreseeable future under this agreement. That sucks. Maybe the loya jirga can derail it.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:28 PM

7. misleading headline

Afghans want 15,000 to stay.

Administration hasn't committed to anything, and is leaning toward less than half that.

Less American troops in Afghanistan than are in Japan. From 80,000 down to 7,000.

Nobody would say we're still "at war" in Germany or Japan, but there are more American troops in those places than will be in Afghanistan in 2014.

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:33 PM

9. How many troops do Americans want to stay?

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:14 AM

19. Are Germans and Japanese killing Americans?

I guess I missed that news.

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:27 AM

20. Germany and Japan are completely different.

And we shouldn't be maintaining military bases there either.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:30 PM

8. We lost. (Again). Get out. Get over it.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:34 PM

10. Not exactly shocked by this news.

I don't think we're done with Iran yet.





-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:49 PM

13. Huh? Iran? Have we started? And

isn't this thread about Afghanistan? I'm so damned confused.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:52 PM

14. I'm saying that we need to stay in Afghanistan because we have bases there.

That's what the maps show. The bases are for isolating and containing Iran. That's why we need to keep troops in Afghanistan.

Or, so I surmise.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:57 PM

15. OK! Surmise away, but that never

occurred to me. I thought it was all about 9/11 and containing those that would do us harm.

My head hurts.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:58 PM

16. It's all good. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:45 AM

21. See liberals? Obama is down with Occupy

Just not where you wanted it.

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