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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:10 AM
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Clinton Cautions Against Rush to Exit in Afghanistan
Source: Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautioned NATO allies on Thursday against a rush to the exit in the war in Afghanistan as they begin transferring security responsibility to Afghan forces.

Clinton urged NATO members to avoid "political expediency" as the security transition gets underway and also renewed a U.S. call for coalition members to finance a $1 billion "trust fund" to support the Afghan military in coming years.


"We need to worry less about how fast we can leave and more about how we can help the Afghan people build on the gains of the past 15 months," she said in prepared remarks to a conference of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin.

With Americans increasingly weary of the 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, Clinton reaffirmed the United States would start drawing down its forces there in July.

more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/14/us-afghanista...
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:12 AM
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1. "help the Afghan people build on the gains of the past 15 months,"
Bullshit!

When we leave, and we will leave somedya, the country will revert back to warlords and tribal conflict. The same as it has been for centuries.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:12 AM
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2. What a mistake!
Never should have gone in there in the first place. How about we pull out and let the Afghanis sort it out for themselves?
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:13 AM
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3. not sure we need that warning - I cannot remember the last time we rushed to end a war
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:32 AM
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4. shut yer trap Hillary. This is a full on debacle and Pakistan is getting to be more of a mess.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:43 PM
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5. This is the second war she shouldn't have supported. She would
be President today had she not supported the Iraq war.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:48 PM
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6. Memo to Hillary and Obama: We lost. Get out. Get over it.
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FlyByNight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:00 PM
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7. Similar refrain over and over again...
...no matter the area, nation, region, etc. Something like: "We're making progress but not quite enough to justify an exit."

Get. The. Hell. Out.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:18 PM
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8. GE is still making hugh profits. Mr. Immelt wouldnt like it if we withdraw. nm
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:35 PM
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9. lets just give it another 8 or 9 years
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:38 PM
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10. Idiot Warmonger
a billion dollars. Fuck her. How about fixing OUR FUCKING Country First.
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