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Who wants "10 or so" more years of WAR?

General George Casey, the Chief of Staff of the Army, said today the United States could face another "decade or so" of persistent conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.


In two months, the U.S. will have been at war in Afghanistan for nine years.


The four-star general said the U.S. military moved beyond conventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan "long ago" and that the focus is now on the people. Casey highlighted job, education and economic growth as essential to success in Iraq and Afghanistan.


When asked if enemies of the U.S. have to be a part of the reconciliation process for it to be considered a success, Casey said that is a "matter of debate," but that enemies have to be convinced they will lose.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20010184-503544.html

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not everyone supported the war in Iraq.  Most people didn't.  The ones that did were lied to and scared into believing we should go.  We should get out of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Such a waste.  It's about money and always has been about money.  Everyone keeps complaining about spending.  Look what these wars have cost us, and for what. 

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 2:56 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • The four-star general said the U.S. military moved beyond conventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan "long ago" and that the focus is now on the people. Casey highlighted job, education and economic growth as essential to success in Iraq and Afghanistan.


    WAIT- Where are all the 'We do not have the money for that "ladies? What a crock of crap. We can not win an ideological war. Not in ten years, not ever. Live and let live. We have a decaying country and we want to build up others?

    It might be humorous if it wasn't so ludicrous.
    I agree about the oil.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:40 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I don't! We need to GTFO of there and let them do whatever they want to each other. Focus on us for once!
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • f*cking oil..
    pipermomofash

    Answer by pipermomofash at 12:33 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • job, education and economic growth as essential to success in Iraq and Afghanistan.


    ummm....we are going to grow their economy???
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:39 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • What are we going to do, teach them how to go into debt at record speeds?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:54 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Loving- Capitalism- at it's finest.

    It only works when people exercise restraint. It's like letting a five year old free to spend the day unencumbered, in a candy store, and hoping he won't overconsume. America is that little boy, sugar high and plummeting blood sugar. We (politicians, big business, banks, auto makers and citizens) could not handle the environment, and we over indulged. And many outside this country laugh!

    We are no one's role model.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 1:02 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • The "focus" is now on the gold. I don't care what they try to tell us. Why are the bankers sending "investigative" teams out there? Afghanistan may have given Japan dibs on the gold, but the US will get its hands on it too. Only the US will fight for it.

    I mean, it's great that trillions of dollars of taxpayer money are going towards the economic growth, education, jobs, et al in Afghanistan and Iraq when our country is circling the drain. Excuse me for not feeling warm and hospitable at

    GRRRR..I seldom get mad, but these war mongers get me mad. It's been 9 years in Afghanistan and 7 in Iraq. Time to find a way to finish the job, whatever it is this year, or get out!
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:11 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • In 2001, in the wake of 9/11, when everyone was gung ho and supportive, the exact words of the president were "long war". He went on to clarify that what was about to happen would not be over in a few months or a few years. Despite that fact, millions of people were still supportive, hanging flags and yellow ribbons from everything that stood still. Perhaps if they'd been paying even slight attention to what was being said, they wouldn't be so surprised that 10 years later the war is still happening. This is the Long War that everyone demanded.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • This is the Long War that everyone demanded.


    Define everyone. Sorry, that would be few where I come from. Maybe the left coast isn't so crazy after all.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 1:59 PM on Jul. 10, 2010