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Would an increase in troop levels make a difference?

Honestly. Why or why not?

And why does it have to be troops from home? If the levels in Iraq are decreasing why not just take them from there?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)
  • NOT fighting a political correct war would help more than anything.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:36 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • The rules of engagement are fair enough, though, right? I mean they keep innocents alive at our hands.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • LOL I agree with Carpy.

    The surge worked in Iraq, as for taking the troops from Iraq and putting them Afghanistan...they are still "troops from home". They still have families waiting for them and they have been fighting in Iraq as well. They deserve a break before getting sent into a different war.

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 6:39 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • My nephew just went to Iraq for the 4th time. My friends husband just went to Afghanistan about a month ago and he did three tours in Iraq. It mmay be time for some fresh soldiers.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:42 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Troops are necessary on the ground because the enemy is hiding among the people. We can't just start bombing without mass civilian casualties.

    One of the pp was correct, the troops in Iraq are still troops from home. We do need fresh troops. These types of wars are here to stay. There are just too many groups of terrorists out there and they don't negotiate peace.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:05 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • We need more troops but we ALSO need the cooperation of the locals. Afghanistan is basically a tribal country. Every area has it's own militia and own warlord. Instead of doing whatever it takes to get those warlords on our sides, we're trying to do it all on our own while they sit on the sidelines until they have a better idea who will win. They'll go to the highest bidder - we need to bid.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:50 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Thats not good, especially if there are news about Obama planning on dramatically disarming the US. not totally but more than half, thats crazy, terrorists believe in NO rules, and they lie, and kill COLD BLOOD, they only care in the laws of murderous radical islam....

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:16 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • YOu ladies that are speaking of "Fresh soldiers" are you suggesting we discharge those who have done tours already? I find that illogical since they are the ones who have been there and know the terrain, know how things work in theater. If we sent a baby-faced group of boys every time more than half would come home in bodybags, because there is only so much training they can do compared to the real thing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • A massive show of force will have such a psycological effect on the insurgents. It will have the same on our guys. The larger force will enable us to have multiple actions going on simultaneously. Then maybe we can end this and all those people can come home.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:29 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • The purpose of waging a war is to win it and be done with it why prolong the fighting. If the generals are telling the president to send in more troops he should do it. Since Obama never served in the military (that I know of) he doesn't know what it means to be commander in chief.

    Answer by smartiemouth at 9:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

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