Comments on: Is Afghan war one of necessity for U.S.? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/is-afghan-war-one-of-necessity-for-us/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/is-afghan-war-one-of-necessity-for-us/comment-page-1/#comment-402709 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 07:52:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21742#comment-402709 If any party puts up resistance to a particular stance on an issue we see a dramatic reversal in Obama,s position. Because the Israelis flatly refused to adhere to a mandate to stop settlement building requested by Obama,he now seems to suggest that this could be permissible.This has infuriated Abbas and weakened his position in the future elections against Hamas.The ultimate conclusion to the request for more troops in Afghanistan sadly will be as a result of the more aggressive actions by the side who gives Obama the most political pressure!Unfortunately this is why there is so much criticism to his actions as dithering.

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By: Pancha Chandra http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/is-afghan-war-one-of-necessity-for-us/comment-page-1/#comment-402492 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:41:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21742#comment-402492 Withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan would be the biggest mistake. The Americans will have to use their superior air-power to destroy al Qaeda and Taleban strong-holds. If ever Afghanistan is over-run by the extremists, the whole region would become a tinder-box. The Afghan government will have to share all intelligence with American and NATO forces. That is why the run-off is crucial and the two contenders should realise the importance of solid ties with America and NATO partners.

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By: Haha http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/29/is-afghan-war-one-of-necessity-for-us/comment-page-1/#comment-402416 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 01:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21742#comment-402416 If America pulls out of Afganistan too early:

-It will deliver a victory to terrorism and show that such tactics will work.
-It will give a base for terror groups to move into Pakistan, Iraq and central Asia.
-It will force American forces to concede a humiliating defeat.
-It will reveal that the greatest weakness of the American military is it’s weak-willed civilian population.

Those who support pulling out support all of the above.

And by extention, they also support the Taliban. After all, if you are going to use your public opinion to defeat your own army, you provide support to the enemy.

And as the Taliban know the only way to win against America is to force a troop pullout, the pacifists and anti-war lobby are intergral to the Taliban’s plans to win the war.

So while the members of the anti-war lobby might not fit the technical term of ‘traitor’ due to their well intentioned idealism, they certainly support the forces of terrorism with their ideals.

That must suck, eh?

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