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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:57 PM

12. So Obama is doing in Afghanistan, what LBJ failed to do in Vietnam?

Declare Victory and pull out. This is what the Soviets did in Afghanistan, the Government they left actually outlived the Soviet Union by a whole year, but only after the Soviet Army left the Country claiming it had achieved its objectives.

Soviet Pullout from Afghanistan:15 February 1989

Attempted Coup to overthrow Gorbachev:19-21 August 1991

Dissolution of the Soviet Unionecember 1991

Fall of the Communist Government of Afghanistan:April 1992

The US withdraw, and the fall of Vietnam was quicker. and that is without a coup in the US, but Nixon did resign over Watergate on August 9th, 1974:

US Signed the agreement to end the War in Vietnam: January 23, 1973

North Vietnamese Army Entered Saigon: 29 April 1975

In many ways, Obama plan to withdraw all US Ground Forces, is like the withdraw of US Forces from Vietnam, and Soviet Forces from Afghanistan. a declaration of Victory then a withdraw of all forces, knowing the Government we support will fall within three years.

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