The Larch: born_yesterday: Yep. And when Afghanistan balkinizes and falls to radicals in less time than we've spent fighting over there, it will all be worth it.We got Osama bin Laden and pretty much destroy Al Qaeda. So, we did what we set out to do.After World War II, we stayed in Europe rebuilding for four years. The Soviet Union stayed for the next forty years. We're starting to look a hell of a lot more like the Soviet Union than the United States.
born_yesterday: Yep. And when Afghanistan balkinizes and falls to radicals in less time than we've spent fighting over there, it will all be worth it.
oryx: How about US troops GTFO pronto? Then Karzai can have all the sovereignty he wants.
I_C_Weener: So let's do it.
Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Dr Dreidel: Anyway, subjecting US troops to Afghan justice (when they fark up, of course) is a great way of conferring legitimacy to that government and its criminal justice system, don't you think?Forgot to respond to this one: I don't think "Afghan justice" is a thing. Blaming the rape victim and paying for literally any damage you cause in goats or underaged boys is not going to get the message across that you want to be sent.
Shaggy_C: born_yesterday: Don't get me wrong, the Taliban needed to be eliminated as a state entity.Why? The Taliban didn't attack us. They even offered to hand over Bin Laden as long as he was tried in the Hague instead of in a secretive military tribunal where the verdict was all but known ahead of time. We decided that wasn't good enough. There was very little reason to invade Afghanistan other than for bloodthirsty revenge, which the American people cheered for loudly.
born_yesterday: Don't get me wrong, the Taliban needed to be eliminated as a state entity.
Holocaust Agnostic: Of course, factually they have little hope of arresting US troops in any numbers
Holocaust Agnostic: Being refused immunity is the same reason the US left Iraq.
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