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Time to Get Out of Afghanistan


World  (tags: afghanistan, violence, death, usa, troops )

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- 3459 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Yesterday," reads the e-mail from Allen, a Marine in Afghanistan, "I gave blood because a Marine, while out on patrol, stepped on a [mine's] pressure plate and lost both legs."



   

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Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 11:54 am
Thanks Terry
 

mary f (200)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 11:59 am
those poor guys thanks terry
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 1:04 pm
Thx....Noted.
 

Nightcat Mau (81)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 1:44 pm
Noted and thanks. It is clearly time to bring our brave warriors home. No man or woman should go through this.
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 3:01 pm
I dont see its doing no good ! Killing our people and when its all over the same thing. All thy know is KILLING!!!
 

Tom M (814)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 5:29 pm
I watched Chris Mathews on Hardball today. The subject was, "Why are we in Afghanistan?" Both talking heads, one Republican and one Democrat, and Mathews all agreed that nobody knows why we are there, what "winning" would look like, that we are not wanted there, that we can't win a ground war there, that the French and Russians lost and we should just get the hell out of there now. Osama bin Laden isn't there anymore, so that reason has passed it's sell date long ago. Mathews called it another Vietnam and the others agreed. We should declare victory and support our troops by bringing them home.
 

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 5:34 pm
We need to get out! It is another Viet Nam I don't want to see that ever again.
Thanks Terry
 

Margaret F (117)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 7:42 pm
Wasn't August one of the highest casualty months for our soldiers in Afghanistan? It breaks my heart what they are having to go through, as are their families and friends. It is way overdue for us to leave this place! My sympathies and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved ones here or in Iraq; as well as to all the soldiers who have lost their lives, been injured or are still in this hellish place.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 9:01 pm
We need to bring our troops home and concentrate on solving our own problems!
 

RosemaryRannes Rannes (643)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 10:21 pm
and all NATO can come up with is to demand that the soldiers drive their vehicles in a more considerate manner !!! what is wrong with this picture?
here is the news story i posted about NATO > http://www.care2.com/news/member/213931729/1237098
 

Lauren Stone (586)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 12:26 am
The "Time to Get Out of Afghanistan" and IRAQ was BEFORE the BushCo government went in! It absolutely SICKENS me that we are still in these countries killings others and OUR OWN.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 7:51 am
Bloody awful... just wished they'd get these boy outta there... let the Afghans fight their own wars and lets keep our shores defended from our own soil.
 

Eleanor B (909)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 12:11 pm
I have lost count of the reasons we have been given in the UK for our invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Now it is to keep the streets of London safe - as if terrorism couldn't be organised anywhere. The only recent terrorist attack here was seemingly perpetrated by people from Leeds, England. Initially we were told it was to revenge 9/11 because Osama bin Laden was in Afghanistan - as if that was the fault of the Afghani people! The Afghanis have been fighting against occupiers for as long as they can remember. I am sure they would be quite happy to get on with their own lives if only the super powers of this world would give them the chance. Ordinary soldiers are just cannon-fodder and have always been and ordinary Afghanis don't matter to anyone but themselves.
 

Joe Jones (2)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:22 pm
how long would it take al-queda/taliban to regroup in afghanastan and mount even more and bigger terrorist attacks on mainland U.S?? i would rather see al-queda/taliban in caves trying to defend themselves from U.S (and alliance)drones/troops ...a good offense in better than a good defense in this situation and we have not been attacked in 8 years.....dont forget they(al-queda) started this from bases in afghanastan and supported by the taliban...what is a country to do? write a nice letter to al-queda??
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 4:52 am
I agree Tom, support our troops and bring them home.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 12:50 pm
Well said, Joe Jones. We owe a lot to our heroes over there.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday September 4, 2009, 8:00 pm
The AP ran a photo of a Marine attacked in Afghanistan. The Pentagon isn't pleased.
 

Joe Jones (2)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 4:16 am
and i see how much you enjoy that blue...pathetic..
 
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