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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 12:09 PM
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64. Same here
i'm writing in Bernie Sanders if nothing good shows up on my ballot.
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  -US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024 ChandlerJr  Aug-19-11 06:14 PM   #0 
  - And I bet no one saw this coming.  William769   Aug-19-11 06:16 PM   #1 
  - How long does it take to train Afghan army  julian09   Aug-19-11 06:57 PM   #19 
     - It's very profitable for the MIC, so it will continue and continue. We all can  RKP5637   Aug-19-11 07:58 PM   #31 
  - And why am I NOT surprised?  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-19-11 06:19 PM   #2 
  - sadly, Peggy...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-20-11 05:38 PM   #72 
  - What the hell for?  begin_within   Aug-19-11 06:19 PM   #3 
  - For the same reason they are still in Germany, Japan, Italy, Korea...  jberryhill   Aug-19-11 06:27 PM   #9 
  - sadly.......+ 1  dhill926   Aug-19-11 06:40 PM   #11 
  - Those are great assignments  jberryhill   Aug-19-11 06:54 PM   #15 
     - I hear ya.....  dhill926   Aug-19-11 06:55 PM   #17 
     - And it hardly costs anything.  daleo   Aug-19-11 10:54 PM   #49 
     - A bargain at any price, lol  jberryhill   Aug-20-11 01:02 AM   #57 
     - If we had a functioning economy  Hydra   Aug-20-11 12:50 PM   #67 
  - Yes, but specifically for Afghanistan, what is the real purpose?  begin_within   Aug-19-11 06:49 PM   #14 
     - Optimistically?  jberryhill   Aug-19-11 07:08 PM   #23 
     - You did not answer your own question: What is the purpose of 52,000 troops in Germany? It's not  No Elephants   Aug-21-11 03:27 AM   #83 
     - The real purpose has never changed  KlondikeAnnie   Aug-19-11 07:36 PM   #29 
        - Welcome to DU  Hydra   Aug-20-11 12:51 PM   #68 
        - Also-- keeping the military-industrial complex going and giving jollies  spooked911   Aug-20-11 06:29 PM   #81 
  - 1-the heroin trade,overseen by the CIA & US Military, 2- $1+ trillion in natural resources, 3- de-  stockholmer   Aug-19-11 10:38 PM   #46 
  - And just when I was thinking these wars really aren't about  Booster   Aug-19-11 06:19 PM   #4 
  - Actually, in Afghanistan, it's rare earth metals (Lithium, primarily)  OnlinePoker   Aug-19-11 07:04 PM   #22 
     - Oh. Well, then, nevermind.  Booster   Aug-19-11 07:08 PM   #24 
     - actually, oil also...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-20-11 05:47 PM   #73 
  - Not a surprise.  Lasher   Aug-19-11 06:21 PM   #5 
  - American Imperialism continues, alive and well. Wonder how many more  RKP5637   Aug-19-11 06:24 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-19-11 06:24 PM   #7 
  - Gotta keep up that american revolution  Mosaic   Aug-19-11 06:25 PM   #8 
  - And THAT is EXACTLY what he campaigned on!!!  bvar22   Aug-19-11 06:29 PM   #10 
  - I did not see this coming when I voted for the man based on his promise to end the wars. n/t  crikkett   Aug-19-11 06:44 PM   #12 
  - He did not promise to end the war in Afghanistan  OnlinePoker   Aug-19-11 07:10 PM   #25 
  - this is absolutely terrible.  krabigirl   Aug-19-11 06:44 PM   #13 
  - "may"? BTW, Panetta just said the Pentagon will end U.S. military operations in Iraq as scheduled.  ClarkUSA   Aug-19-11 06:55 PM   #16 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Aug-19-11 06:56 PM   #18 
  - Wow, a presence until 2024, if man is still alive, will take beau-coup funding from either  indepat   Aug-19-11 06:59 PM   #20 
  - Outrage shit-stirring by The Telegraph, a right-wing Tory rag? I'll believe it when it happens.  ClarkUSA   Aug-19-11 07:01 PM   #21 
  - Well it wont surprise me if its true as only someone really gullible  cstanleytech   Aug-19-11 07:17 PM   #26 
  - Any 'agreement' with Afghanistan isn't worth the paper it is written on. Besides, the USA will be  Purveyor   Aug-19-11 07:23 PM   #27 
  - Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai agreed last week to escalate the negotiations ..  Little Star   Aug-19-11 07:28 PM   #28 
  - No shit?  MannyGoldstein   Aug-19-11 07:54 PM   #30 
  - This is a duplicate thread -  saras   Aug-19-11 08:31 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-19-11 08:31 PM   #33 
  - US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024  placton   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #34 
  - "may"?? What a joke! Unrec for 100% rumor-based OP via the right-wing Tory Telegraph rag.  ClarkUSA   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #35 
  - Did you actually read  libmom74   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #38 
     - You must be new here, or you wouldn't even ask.  Divernan   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #40 
     - oh, we should just chill the fuck out and all...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-20-11 05:50 PM   #74 
     - self-delete  slay   Aug-20-11 12:12 PM   #65 
  - That could be a bit presumptuous and optimistic.  Fool Count   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #36 
  - The United States will be bankrupt and crumble long before 2024...  lib2DaBone   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #37 
  - we didn't have to train them...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-20-11 05:51 PM   #75 
  - This proposed pact is reason for intensified Taliban attacks.  Divernan   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #39 
  - Excellent comments following the article:  Divernan   Aug-19-11 09:03 PM   #41 
  - Want our soldiers home?  buckrogers1965   Aug-19-11 10:46 PM   #47 
  - Hopefully at that time we'll have some ski resorts.  Skink   Aug-19-11 09:23 PM   #42 
  - no matter when we leave the same things will happen. so lets leave now., save our soldiers lives and  dogmoma56   Aug-19-11 09:44 PM   #43 
  - When the fu*k  Plucketeer   Aug-19-11 09:59 PM   #44 
  - Yeah Mr. President!! Stick it to em!!!  Fearless   Aug-19-11 10:18 PM   #45 
  - 2024? Why not 20240? n/t  daleo   Aug-19-11 10:52 PM   #48 
  - so many people fail to understand this simple little phrase...  Javaman   Aug-19-11 11:12 PM   #50 
  - With What money?  Amonester   Aug-19-11 11:14 PM   #51 
  - That is assuming there still is a "United States" in 2024  jimlup   Aug-19-11 11:15 PM   #52 
  - Not voting for Obama in 2012.  LetTimmySmoke   Aug-19-11 11:50 PM   #53 
  - Same here  slay   Aug-20-11 12:09 PM   #64 
  - HEY HEY LBJ, how many kids did you kill today? Remember that?  grahamhgreen   Aug-19-11 11:52 PM   #54 
  - Remember the soldiers who stopped re upping when Bush was in office? We'll go back to those kind of  SaveAmerica   Aug-19-11 11:55 PM   #55 
  - A soldier killed himself the other day after *six* deployments..  Fumesucker   Aug-20-11 02:55 AM   #58 
     - Will we ever see BushCheney serve time for this? I don't have any words anymore.  SaveAmerica   Aug-20-11 11:01 PM   #82 
  - At what cost?  tawadi   Aug-20-11 12:15 AM   #56 
  - 2024 that's crazy talk.... I hope.  pam4water   Aug-20-11 03:29 AM   #59 
  - 2042, more like  panzerfaust   Aug-20-11 06:21 AM   #60 
  - Hell we STILL have bases in Japan and Germany  fujiyama   Aug-20-11 07:52 AM   #61 
  - If we knew the majority of US citizens opposed these occupations, we should raise money and  glinda   Aug-20-11 09:57 AM   #62 
  - I won't vote for anyone who won't commit to ending the wars NOW  slay   Aug-20-11 12:08 PM   #63 
  - Amen. I'm with you brother.  spooked911   Aug-20-11 06:24 PM   #79 
  - Let me rewrite that: 'US troops will stay in Afghanistan and Iraq FOREVER'  onehandle   Aug-20-11 12:40 PM   #66 
  - and Iran FOREVER (if the teaRoarist is selected in 2012)  Amonester   Aug-21-11 12:50 PM   #85 
  - If I recall correctly, it was announced at the start of "the War on Terror"  humblebum   Aug-20-11 01:05 PM   #69 
  - The U.S. courted the Taliban prior to 9/11  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-20-11 01:53 PM   #70 
  - I'll say it again, we're living through George Bush's Third Term.  paparush   Aug-20-11 05:12 PM   #71 
  - Maybe we can build another 104 acre embassy in Afuckustan  Jim_Shorts   Aug-20-11 06:08 PM   #76 
  - The HELL we are!!!! We need to protest this shit now!  spooked911   Aug-20-11 06:17 PM   #77 
  - Well General Atomics needs to build Drones afterall  SHRED   Aug-20-11 06:21 PM   #78 
  - It shouldnt surprise anyone that we want a projection platform in east asia.  pasto76   Aug-20-11 06:27 PM   #80 
  - Confronting the Military-Industrial-Complex: The MIC at 50  bluebuzzard   Aug-21-11 12:18 PM   #84 
 

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