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    Default American troops = new Taliban poll shows.

    Well, not totally. LINK REMOVED But 3 out of 4 Afghans fear US troops[/URL]. Well, I would fear if they werent there, because that means Obama could be coming to drop a bomb "of freedom and peace" on your house from a drone strike. Seriously, this is why we were attacked by OBL. The citizens didnt want us in Saudi but we still made deals to stay there through their oppressive regieme. Now we are doing the exact same thing in Afghan because "we know whats best".
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    So no one has a problem with the fact that we are despised more than the Taliban in Afghanistan now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    So no one has a problem with the fact that we are despised more than the Taliban in Afghanistan now?
    This comes as no surprise to me. Personally, I don't give a rat's ass what the people of Afghanistan think of US troops or the US in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    So no one has a problem with the fact that we are despised more than the Taliban in Afghanistan now?
    I don't think that's all that controversial. I think most of us here knows this to be the case. It's also why Lindsey Graham and John McCain need to retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efmbman View Post
    This comes as no surprise to me. Personally, I don't give a rat's ass what the people of Afghanistan think of US troops or the US in general.
    Why not? They are the ones that will most likely turn violent against us. Its because of our sheer arogance that it shouldnt matter what they think of us. If they dont like us, then they dont like why we are there, and right now that means a failure for our mission and a risk to the troops.
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    I don't think that's all that controversial. I think most of us here knows this to be the case. It's also why Lindsey Graham and John McCain need to retire.
    And yet all our leaders want is for us to stay there. We are complaining about Obamacare being shoved down our throats, but we are doing the exact same thing with trying to force something down their throats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Why not? They are the ones that will most likely turn violent against us. Its because of our sheer arogance that it shouldnt matter what they think of us. If they dont like us, then they dont like why we are there, and right now that means a failure for our mission and a risk to the troops.

    And yet all our leaders want is for us to stay there. We are complaining about Obamacare being shoved down our throats, but we are doing the exact same thing with trying to force something down their throats.
    Most of those "leaders" want to do whatever actions will keep them employed, whether it serve as a distraction for other lapses in judgment or because a certain lobby is subsidizing their campaigns. Their positions make logical sense, if viewed through a very cynical lense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    So no one has a problem with the fact that we are despised more than the Taliban in Afghanistan now?
    Fear:an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
    "drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder"
    synonyms: terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress;

    Despise:feel contempt or a deep repugnance for. "he despised himself for being selfish" synonyms: detest, hate, loathe, abhor, execrate, deplore, dislike;

    Just pointing out that I read an article of the story and couldn't find anything that included the word despised and/or the phrase "despised more than the taliban".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunch View Post
    Fear:an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
    "drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder"
    synonyms: terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress;

    Despise:feel contempt or a deep repugnance for. "he despised himself for being selfish" synonyms: detest, hate, loathe, abhor, execrate, deplore, dislike;

    Just pointing out that I read an article of the story and couldn't find anything that included the word despised and/or the phrase "despised more than the taliban".
    That gives you one up on me here, all I have to respond to right now is LINK REMOVED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Why not? They are the ones that will most likely turn violent against us. Its because of our sheer arogance that it shouldnt matter what they think of us. If they dont like us, then they dont like why we are there, and right now that means a failure for our mission and a risk to the troops.
    "They" have been turning against us for quite some time. Our arrogance was evident when we thought we could go into another country and try to transform it into a democracy despite the thousands of years of religious, cultural and politial tradition. I am not knocking their religion or traditions - the each their own. They have the right to self-determination just like every other nation on the planet. Our goal upon ousting the Taliban should have been to provide a secure environment in which the people could set up the government they wanted. Then leave. I am sure we do appear quite arrogant to the people of Afghanistan and to those in the neighboring region. In many ways, our actions mirror 1800s-style colonialism which probably brings back a lot of bad memories in that part of the world.

    In regards to the mission - what was the mission? I remember what I was told when I deployed in a damn hurry in October 2001. Over time, that has morphed into something almost unrecognizable and unachievable. I agree with you on the risk to the troops - when weighed against any possible result, the risk is too high. I feel no US troops should still be in Aghanistan at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJBIGJ View Post
    That gives you one up on me here, all I have to respond to right now is LINK REMOVED.
    KABUL, Afghanistan – More than three out of four Afghans live in fear of the U.S. troops sent to liberate their country from the Taliban, according to a survey released Thursday.

    The annual poll was conducted by the Asia Foundation, a non-profit international development group. It also found that while an increasing number of Afghan citizens feel that their country is heading in the right direction, more than half of those questioned said they were afraid to exercise basic democratic rights such as voting and attending peaceful protests.
    Link to article: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...-troops-voting
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