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qmastrangelo January 31st, 2019 4:12pm

Should the United States continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan to support the legitimate Afghan government, or should the United States make a peace deal with the Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan?

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
01/31/19 5:27 pm

The US should withdraw, and let the Afghan people chart their own path. Odds are, since the government has very little legitimacy in the eyes of the people, that another entity, perhaps the Taliban, would come to power, having gained legitimacy through defending the motherland from imperialist occupation.

GlockMan1 Alabama
01/31/19 4:42 pm

19 years is long enough. I think we should still have an air base there but only for strategic purposes.

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lj74
01/31/19 12:37 pm

Strategically it makes sense to maintain a military presence there; similar to what we have done in Germany, Japan and SOKO for over 60 years.

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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
01/31/19 11:25 am

Serious question, what does a peace deal with the Taliban even look like?

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qmastrangelo back again one day
01/31/19 11:26 am

No clue, that’s why I’m worried

KellyDimples NJ
01/31/19 9:44 am

I've never been clear on why exactly we were there in the first place, or why this was the 'good war' when compared to Iraq.

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zimmy Florida
01/31/19 9:21 am

Try and make a deal to keep Terrorists bases out, and hope for the best, we been there way too long.

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qmastrangelo back again one day
01/31/19 9:19 am

I’m undecided either way as of now. Though I wouldn’t want the US to be involved in a continual war with no end, but I also see how a peace deal might easily see a volitive situation become much worse very quickly. What’re your thoughts? I’m open to persuasion.

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AZlass Phoenix
01/31/19 10:04 am

I too am undecided at this point. We have troops around the world working with our allies or acting as peacekeepers. We have already paid a dear price and if we just pull out was that all for naught?

AZlass Phoenix
01/31/19 10:04 am

I too am undecided at this point. We have troops around the world working with our allies or acting as peacekeepers. We have already paid a dear price and if we just pull out was that all for naught?