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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:37 AM



"progressive" radio NPR continues to report things are hunky dory in Afcrapistan.. that the U.S. military is
"pulling out" after "training" Afghan soldiers to take over.. in what is it? 2014?

what a complete load of nonsense.

NPR-- and everyone else in lamestream media continue to leave out inconvenient truths regarding the
Afghanistan disaster:

1.) the U.S. has just spent $Billions building-- I think it's 16-- state of the art military bases in
Afghanistan. who exactly will manage/operate these bases? protect them? Given this pathetic fact:

2.) numerous Afghan soldiers are illiterate. huh? yes, that's correct.

“How do you expect a soldier to account for their weapon if they can’t even read the serial number?” said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, head of the NATO-led effort to train the Afghan national security forces.

“It’s really challenging for some people to fully appreciate just how illiterate most of this population is,” Caldwell said. “It doesn’t mean they don’t have street sense and they’re not smart in many ways. But they don’t have the education … to look at a series of numbers and be able to read it.”

3.) Panetta was in Afghanistan earlier this year and flat out stated "we aren't going anywhere"-- related to some there
who fear they will be left to fend for themselves (just like most nations in the world).

4.) What exactly is the ROI for we the sappy taxpayers who have spent huge blood and treasure on this horrid
war of choice?? we have now lost 2,000 great Americans to this mess, this utter quagmire, aptly called "the graveyard
of empires".

it's obv why Panetta stated, more or less, that we will not completely pull out of Afghanistan: we didn't just invest
$Billions in military bases there to see them overrun by the Taliban and/or al Qaeda. uhh, that would be rather
embarrassing, don't you think?

obv we need those bases to keep an eye on our very real enemy: Pakistan-- who obv gave save haven to bin Laden for
years, where millions of people totally hate the U.S. and a nation which actually have several nuke weapons.. and
further, people who are crazy/stupid enough to use these weapons.

so no-- we are not leaving Afghanistan in 2014... it's easy to predict we'll have around 100,000 forces there.. errrr, I mean
"trainers" of illiterate, UNtrainable, UNloyal to the U.S. Afghan soldiers, and "managers" of the bases we just built.

we'll be there for decades in this capacity-- and at the cost of $Billions per year.



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