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I realize there are some Bush era neocon types that are still making the rounds on the news saying we should be staying in Afghanistan. But it was puzzling to me that the majority of the focus of the President's speech was on reinforcing why we should leave Afghanistan, and not on the shit show that developed over the weekend and the obvious fact that there was zero plan in place should the Afghan govt/military collapse overnight; something anyone with half a brain knew was a highly likely outcome. 

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Jeesh, we're allegedly up to 7,000 troops going in.  Any more and we may as well just reset the clock to 2002 and start over.

And God bless and protect anyone serving over there, including that young lady.

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18 minutes ago, kaputt said:

I realize there are some Bush era neocon types that are still making the rounds on the news saying we should be staying in Afghanistan. But it was puzzling to me that the majority of the focus of the President's speech was on reinforcing why we should leave Afghanistan, and not on the shit show that developed over the weekend and the obvious fact that there was zero plan in place should the Afghan govt/military collapse overnight; something anyone with half a brain knew was a highly likely outcome. 

The WH took the only political route they could with the speech. When you know you're in deep shit, you pivot your message to anything you can that polls/looks/sounds better. Most people can sympathize with the decision to end the war, so he focused on that, offering a smokescreen to the withdrawal.

Personally, what makes POTUS' speech so sad is that he tried to do a faux "I'm taking responsibility," but then he follows that up by saying he's taking responsibility for the courageous decision to leave... not mentioning the shitshow of a withdrawal. So many mixed messages, so many fuck ups. Heads should roll, but shit flows downhill.

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why don't we just keep pouring in those thousands of troops and assault the taliban leadership right down the street!?

talk about taking the enemy off guard and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! i'll never happen but its a cool idea to think about...instantly capture all the taliban HVIs and "end the war"

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7 minutes ago, BashiChuni said:

why don't we just keep pouring in those thousands of troops and assault the taliban leadership right down the street!?

talk about taking the enemy off guard and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! i'll never happen but its a cool idea to think about...instantly capture all the taliban HVIs and "end the war"

Wouldn’t work. That’s a snake that can grow new heads. 

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20 minutes ago, DUNBAR said:

Jeesh, we're allegedly up to 7,000 troops going in.  Any more and we may as well just reset the clock to 2002 and start over.

And God bless and protect anyone serving over there, including that young lady.

I was going to respond to you but @Kiloalpha said what I was going to.

 

10 minutes ago, BashiChuni said:

why don't we just keep pouring in those thousands of troops and assault the taliban leadership right down the street!?

talk about taking the enemy off guard and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! i'll never happen but its a cool idea to think about...instantly capture all the taliban HVIs and "end the war"

Cool to think about, but that wouldn't positively affect the establishment globalists so it won't happen unfortunately. It's time to start thinking about endless booster injections and prepare your covid-1984 electronic passport to be utilized every time you step out your front door. (It's not needed when exiting through the secret NKVD backdoor; they'll escort you to the "camp" without the passport).

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Also wouldn't work because we weren't really fighting this war anyway.  Playing this onesie-twosie, whack-a-mole bullshit was never going to work.  Also, people who think the Afghan war has only cost us 2,300 lives, are off their fucking rockers!  

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21 minutes ago, SocialD said:

Also, people who think the Afghan war has only cost us 2,300 lives, are off their ing rockers!  

As the establishment fashion would have it, those other deaths are "undocumented" deaths, so no they don't count!

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5 minutes ago, ClearedHot said:

RUMINT only at this point but the C-17 crew is not getting DFC's...instead they are getting investigated for the two civilian deaths that fell off the aircraft.

I would have drafted their Q3 paperwork the second I saw 800 pax reported on Twitter.  
Joking aside, I will not be surprised when AMC tries to hang them.

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6 minutes ago, ClearedHot said:

RUMINT only at this point but the C-17 crew is not getting DFC's...instead they are getting investigated for the two civilian deaths that fell off the aircraft.

Investigating the heroes who went deep into the shit on the inverse of “Night 1” would be like not offering a bonus to a bunch of AF wide body, multi-engine jet pilots during a pre-emergent airline hiring boom who already probably leaning out the door. Wait, shit…

 

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13 minutes ago, ClearedHot said:

RUMINT only at this point but the C-17 crew is not getting DFC's...instead they are getting investigated for the two civilian deaths that fell off the aircraft.

having been through the AMC wringer, I refuse to believe leadership is that absurd.

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1 hour ago, BashiChuni said:

why don't we just keep pouring in those thousands of troops and assault the taliban leadership right down the street!?

talk about taking the enemy off guard and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! i'll never happen but its a cool idea to think about...instantly capture all the taliban HVIs and "end the war"

And Linebacker 3 on targets starting along the Pakistan Border  when the SOBs start running 

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